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Ernest O. Barrett Jr.

Ernest O. Barrett Jr., 84, of Vineyard Haven, died on Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was married to...

James Kenneth Rolston Sr.

James Kenneth Rolston Sr. (“Ken”), 68, died on Tuesday evening, May 26, 2020, at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was married to Deborah...

In a virtual world, Charter School stays the course

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While students have had to stay at home, and teachers have had to adapt to virtual classrooms, the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School continues...

To adapt or retreat: Mitigating coastal erosion on M.V.

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It wasn’t a hurricane or a nor’easter that caused part of a 30-ton seawall on Martha’s Vineyard to collapse in 2008. Instead, it was...

Holmes Hole to sail again

While there are innumerable uncertainties right now, one thing can be counted on: Where there are wind and water, there will be sailors. The...

MVYouth provides $150,000 to Island childcare programs

MVYouth recently announced $150,000 in relief awards to support early childcare providers on the Island that have been affected by the state-mandated closure period,...

Trustees to open shoreline gatehouses 

Four Trustees of the Reservations gatehouses will open Saturday, June 2. The gatehouses are at the Dike Bridge, Wasque, Mytoi, and Norton Point. Over-sand...

Sail MV announces fundraising campaign

With its summer sailing programs on hold and its Seafood Buffet and Auction moved online, Sail Martha’s Vineyard (Sail MV) has launched a fundraising...

Virtual Honors Night to be held Thursday night

With graduation on hold until July 26, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is holding a virtual awards ceremony for students Thursday, May 28, at...

Healthy appreciation

This week, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital began accepting patients for some elective procedures, a return to a bit of normalcy in a place that’s been...

There when we need them

The Steamship Authority likes to use the moniker “lifeline to the islands,” and with good reason — the ferry service was created by legislation...

Sign of appreciation for frontline workers

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Seven students on the Tisbury School student council added to their “Together” sign to thank frontline workers on Tuesday. The sign, which originally read “Together,”...

Holy Ghost Feast canceled

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The Holy Ghost Feast has been canceled, a first in 100 years, according to Holy Ghost Association president Gina deBettencourt. The event was scheduled...

Edgartown, Board of Trade develop toolkit for businesses

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The town of Edgartown and the Edgartown Board of Trade have developed an electronic toolkit of resources, as many businesses continue to open as...

‘We’re creating a foundation in the community’

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It will be a BYOM (bring your own mimosa) event when Island Housing Trust (IHT) holds its annual fundraising brunch on June 1. Because...

Pilings snap at Oak Bluffs Steamship pier

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Two pilings being replaced at the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority (SSA) pier snapped on Wednesday, one of them breaking a section of the pier’s...

Midlife adventures

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Imagine hoisting yourself up onto the back of a large truck, carrying everything from corn and barley to dead animals, pulling your duffel bag...

Hospital implements safety plan for staff, patients

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As it begins to reopen some of its elective surgeries and clinics, and as more seasonal residents and visitors head to the Island for...

55Plus: Up-Island Council on Aging – June 2020

The UICOA is starting to slowly open our office back up! We have been working remotely and handling all calls and issues as best...

55 Plus: Tisbury Council on Aging – June 2020

The Tisbury Council on Aging is still serving their seniors remotely at home. Most of our seniors are staying at home,and doing some things...