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Vineyarders fume over maskless ferry passengers

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The Steamship Authority doesn’t require passengers to wear masks aboard its ferries. With the lifting of some local building restrictions on Monday, scores of...

55Plus: List of senior services

Insurance, Legal, Social Security Health Insurance Counseling, Medicaid, and MassHealth Info: SHINE ECOA, call 508-627-4368 for an appt. OBCOA, call 508-693-4509, ext. 3, for appt. TCOA, call 508-696-4205 for...

55Plus: What’s covered during the coronavirus?

Hello from SHINE: I hope you are all staying healthy through these unprecedented times. Although offices may be closed, SHINE can still be reached by...

55Plus: Elder Law – The impact of COVID-19: We are in this together

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Well, here we are. We are all living through an emergency that none of us could have foreseen or planned for.  What do you...

55Plus: Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living

Although the door at 29 Breakdown Lane is locked for now, and we can’t be together with our favorite people — clients, families and...

New confirmed case brings Island total to 18

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Updated 4:30 pm The number of confirmed cases on the Martha’s Vineyard rose to 18 Wednesday, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The hospital reported it...

Summer job uncertainty concerns Island teens

Students at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) are concerned about their seasonal employment status and job opportunities, as a significant decrease in...

Quarantine is a family affair

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Under normal circumstances, teenagers spend little time with their families. They are busy with school, sports, extracurriculars, and friends, trying to find their own...

Filmmakers will host digital launch event for ‘Keepers of the Light’

Filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth of Film Truth Productions announce a partnership with American Public Television (APT) to distribute their documentary, “Keepers of...

55Plus: Checking in with Councils on Aging

Up Island Council on Aging During this time of quarantine the UICOA has been busy working remotely and helping seniors the best way we can...

Masks required to ride on VTA

Beginning Thursday, April 30, all passengers and drivers aboard Vineyard Transit Authority vehicles must wear masks or other face coverings. In a post on the...

For now, it’s business as usual at the Eisenhauer Gallery

Elizabeth Eisenhauer is one of the Island’s luckier gallery owners. Unlike many others, her gallery usually remains open year-round, and much of her business...

‘Amy Schumer Learns to Cook’ premieres May 11

Stand-up comedian and Emmy Award-winning actress Amy Schumer and her husband, James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Fischer, have quarantined themselves, their son, his nanny,...

More from the virtual LGBTQ Spectrum Film Festival

Continuing to play virtually, the Spectrum Festival on May 1 to 3 includes the Peruvian film, “Retablo,” a fictional story about a teenaged boy...

Habitat defers mortgage payments; pays taxes and insurance

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Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is deferring the mortgages of all of its homeowners for May and June and is paying the property...
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Objectifying Instagram post taken down

On April 15, an anonymous Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) student created the Instagram account called @vineyard_march_madness, which stated “finding the hottest girl...

Falmouth Road Race won’t be run in August

With the Falmouth board of selectmen voting Monday to “cancel approvals of all special events through Aug. 31,” the Falmouth Road Race won’t be...

IGI serves soups to those in need

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The Island Grown Initiative (IGI) is taking fresh gleaned produce from several local farms and turning it into delicious and nutritious food to hand...

55Plus: Healthy Agers enjoy a ‘Y Without Walls’

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Instead of meeting at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard during the week, the Healthy Agers group is getting together virtually through Zoom. Many of...

West Tisbury: Restoring inside and out

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May 1 is right around the corner. Hard to believe, as we had frost last week, and there were a few mornings when the...
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