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Trawler wreckage washes onto Vineyard shores

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Wreckage from a wooden trawler has washed up in Edgartown, Falmouth, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven. Harbormasters were initially stumped as to where it...

Watchout for stimulus check phone scam

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A new phone scam regarding stimulus checks is making the rounds on the Island, according to the Edgartown police. In an Instagram post, police warned...

After road closure, Five Corners reopened

Updated, 4 pm Friday Beach Road was closed and Five Corners “heavily flooded,” according to a Tisbury Police Department post earlier today. The roadway has...

Wild Side: Hawks and doves

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As usual for this time of year, the production of more mourning doves is in full swing in our small Oak Bluffs yard. But...

Poet’s Corner

Two Poems by Gerald Storrow The appetites we brought To dinner at our house Were small. Food was good, But what we wished to eat, Beyond the veggies and...

Medical facilities continue care with telehealth

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As the threat of COVID-19 continues to upend most aspects of daily life, medical professionals are still meeting all the other medical needs of...

SSA cancelations into Saturday

Updated 8:30 am, Saturday The following trips on Saturday 04/04/2020 have been canceled due to weather conditions. M/V WOODS HOLE 8:15AM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V...

Hospital grateful for donations of PPE

Islanders have rallied to help collect and, in some cases, create personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital communications director Katrina...

State could see 172,000 cases during pandemic

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Citing state models, Gov. Charlie Baker estimates the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts will range from 47,000 to 172,000 during the course...

Islanders ramp up efforts to provide PPE

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Updated 6 am A number of makers are using their 3D printers, laser cutters, and other devices to create essential medical equipment for frontline...

Inquiries mount at Vineyard Healthcare Access

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Vineyard Healthcare Access and Dukes County Socials Services are both seeing upticks in requests for services. MassHealth applications are also up, Vineyard Healthcare Access...

Kissin’ don’t last, cookin’ do

To the Editor, Our friend and frequent visitor to the Art Cliff Diner, Toby Condliffe, got us hooked on Gina's cooking. Your story on her...

Cronig’s will give staff a day off on Sundays

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Updated 5 pm Cronig’s is closing on Sundays for the foreseeable future, an attempt by owner Steve Bernier to give his beleaguered staff some time...

New dates set for some town meetings, elections

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Tisbury voters were supposed to tackle the town’s business on Tuesday, March 31, but selectmen there were the first to delay the annual New...

Muriel L. Bye

Muriel L. (Doane) Bye, 86, of West Tisbury, formerly of Melrose, passed away on Friday evening, March 6, 2020, at Care One Wilmington following...

Stella Salumeria brings the North End to the Island

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Missing authentic Italian food like the kind you find in Boston's North End? You don't have to wait anymore. On the Oak Bluffs Harbor,...

Falmouth sees ‘significant increase’ in COVID-19 cases

Updated 6 am The town just a ferry ride away has shown a “significant increase” in COVID-19 cases, according to a press release posted by...

Aquinnah addresses communication concerns 

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Aquinnah officials are looking to address communication concerns between the board of health and other town departments, and are suggesting they participate more in...

MVRHS adjusts to remote learning

Schools across the nation have closed their doors on account of the coronavirus and have made the switch to remote learning. Some have officially...

Students get creative during school closure

With an additional month of school cancelled and seemingly no clear end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS)...