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SSA changes course on masks

Updated May 1 The Steamship Authority has changed course on masks after previously instituting no requirements for them since the start of the pandemic. Though...

No summer blockbusters for Capawock and the Strand

Two Island movie theaters — Capawock in Vineyard Haven and the Strand in Oak Bluffs —  won’t be opening for the summer season, Mark Snider,...

Island COVID-19 confirmed cases rise to 19

Updated 5:00 pm The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Island rose to 19 Thursday marking the third day in a row with...

MVRHS senior receives National Merit Scholarship

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) senior Jaiden Edelman is being honored as a National Merit Scholar (NMS) and has entered the semifinals of...

Coming soon: Groceries closer to home

North Tisbury Farm & Market is looking to open earlier than usual, and shift its focus from high-end products like truffle oil to offer...

Bring math to life

Most students backslide over the course of a summer in reading speed as well as mathematics. With five months out of school, it is...

Emergency rental relief

At the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard (PEMV), it was business as usual…    making well researched grants to a myriad of qualified Island...

Faces on the frontlines

Like most communities around the world, normal life on Martha’s Vineyard is on pause as we all do our part to slow the spread...

Fournier resigns from airport commission

Updated May 1 Dukes County commissioners learned Wednesday that recently appointed airport commissioner Fred Fournier stepped down abruptly. He had yet to be sworn in....

Poet’s Corner: The New Normal

Where we used to stop and share we now shout six feet apart or mime to one another muted under heavy cotton This is our new normal Working from...

Why are liquor stores essential?

To the Editor: I just found out that liquor stores are open to the public. I called three to double check because it didn't make...

Chilmark endorses continued construction regulations

Chilmark selectmen endorsed a continuation of the phase one construction guidelines through May 11, at which point the Island will enter phase 1.5. According to...

West Tisbury to hold town meeting in O.B.

West Tisbury will hold its town meeting June 23 at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs and is seeking a one-time court order to reduce...

Achievement: Graduation

Sylvia M. Jackson of Aquinnah received a bachelor's degree from UMass Amherst. James Francis Cleary IV of Edgartown received a bachelor's degree from UMass Amherst. Zachary...

Real Estate Transactions: April 20-April 24, 2020

CHILMARK April 21, Richard Coleman sold 68 Meeting House Rd. to Melanie C. Wells for $1,275,000. April 24, Rosemarie Deslauriers and David Recave, trustees of the...

Keene reopens pit and excavation company

West Tisbury excavator John Keene restarted his company Tuesday after an inspection from the West Tisbury board of health. Keene was forced to layoff...

Curl up with a good eBook

Just because you can’t physically go to the library in these days of social isolation, that doesn’t mean that the library can’t come to...

Salt Rock delivers cheer with chocolate

Salt Rock Chocolate Co. in West Tisbury is continuing to satisfy your sweet tooth by delivering chocolates while everyone is staying at home during...

‘If we open this up, all hell will break loose’

Aquinnah is considering how to deal with the inevitable influx of summer visitors to the town, and what restrictions should be placed on public...

How many visitors?

To the Editor: I am a resident of New Jersey and have vacationed on the Island with my family for the past 25 years. I have...