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SSA employees tested for COVID-19 at Cape Cod Hospital

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Updated Sept. 1 A contact tracing effort following positive COVID-19 test results for three Steamship Authority employees has sidelined some 40 other employees. On Monday...

Fall sports still a question for Island schools

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Schools on-Island are still considering how to have sports this year while being safe and following health guidelines. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and...

Old stone marker stolen in West Tisbury

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West Tisbury Police are investigating the theft of a stone boundary marker from a property that abuts Old Holmes Hole Road. The stone marker...

Katama demonstrations: ‘Black lives always matter’

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Following suit with the various other protests and demonstrations across the Island this summer, a small group of demonstrators kneeled for eight minutes and...

Protesters block traffic at Five Corners

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A Black Lives Matter rally at Five Corners blocked traffic at Five Corners for between 10 and 15 minutes Sunday morning, Tisbury Police Sgt....

Services for Katherine G. Manning

Katherine G. Manning, 96, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on June 23, 2020.  Her family will have memorial visitation on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11...

No clear mission for National Guard order

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Gov. Charlie Baker called 1,000 members of the Massachusetts National Guard into active duty over the weekend in case city or town officials needed...

UPDATE: Three ferry workers test positive for COVID-19

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    Updated August 31 at 4:50 pm Three Steamship Authority employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The most recent positive test for a crew member involves...

Construction of Beach Road SUP about to begin

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A project years in the making is about to begin on Beach Road, according to an email from Tisbury Police Chief Mark Saloio. The Massachusetts...

Elementary schools revise reopening plan

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The Island elementary schools are taking a different approach to school reopening by rethinking the way student cohorts get reintroduced to in-person learning. Assistant Superintendent...

Building committee postpones, Dover Amendment moot

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The Tisbury School Building Committee has postponed its weekly meeting scheduled for Aug. 31. “The decision was made in view of the compressed schedule and...

Childcare program to help families with remote learning

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Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Friday that will allow the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to allow currently licensed after-school...

Sponsored: Real Estate Confidential: Martha’s Vineyard Starter Homes

Real Estate Confidential is a bi-weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by...

Ethics Commission consulted, Metell says

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A recently appointed Tisbury finance committee member said she has consulted with the State Ethics Commission about possible conflicts of interest that may arise...

Update: Hospital, TestMV report new cases

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Updated 4:50 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and the TestMV site both reported new cases of COVID-19 Friday. The hospital’s new case is its eighth and...

Peter Worden Look

Peter Worden Look, of Edgartown, passed away on August 12, 2020, at age 84. He fought a 10-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Peter was born...

West Tisbury opts for the Tabernacle again

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Updated August 28 West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday evening to hold a fall special town meeting at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. The decision...

Bob Dutton dies before Zoom performance

UPDATED AUG. 29 Bob Dutton is known to countless Islanders for Island Entertainment, which he founded in 1986, for his work with the Martha’s Vineyard...

Town hall-style meetings held for veterans

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The Veterans Administration’s Providence Healthcare System, Veterans Benefits Administration’s Providence Regional Office, and Cape Cod Vet Center will participate in two joint veterans town...

Chappy’s plan to prevent tick-borne illness

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COVID-19 has overshadowed many health conversations this year, including tick-borne illnesses on Martha’s Vineyard, which are still a big problem, and have been getting...
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