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Marcia B. Merrill

Marcia B. (Hope) Merrill, 85, of Vineyard Haven, passed away at her home on Jan. 4, 2021. She was the wife of the late...

Osmana Bianchi

Osmana (Boschi) Bianchi, 86, of Vineyard Haven, passed away on Jan. 3, 2021, at her home. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, Jan....

Thomas D. Mullins

Thomas D. Mullins died peacefully at his home in Lambert's Cove on Dec. 31, 2020. He was 85. A full obituary will appear in...

16 new COVID cases Tuesday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday all from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The 16 new cases come the day...

Open up to other viewpoints

To the Editor: In characterizing Republicans by implication as operating out of "fear of threats or conspiracies founded on delusion and irrationality," Jack Fruchtman (“The...

Farmers make hay with ferry policy

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Updated Jan. 6 How dangerous is hay? The Steamship Authority thinks it’s dangerous enough to relegate to open freight boats. Local farmers disagree. They find...

High school begins surveillance testing program

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During a meeting Monday, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee members received an update on the surveillance testing program rollout, which is currently...

Baker: More contagious COVID is likely here

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Gov. Charlie Baker, during a press briefing on Tuesday at Baystate Health in Springfield, said healthcare officials in the state believe a more contagious...

Edgartown appoints Ted Rosbeck to MVC

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In a surprising move, the Edgartown board of selectmen unanimously appointed Ted Rosbeck to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Monday evening.  Selectmen chose Rosbeck, owner of...

Police investigate tree removal

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Oak Bluffs Police are investigating the illegal removal of a catalpa tree near Ocean Park on town property. Mark Crossland of Crossland Landscape, who maintains...

Another Martha’s Vineyard crew member tests positive

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A second crew member of the Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard has tested positive for COVID-19. Four SSA employees have tested positive recently, including...

Environmental Police give moose to Wampanoag pantry

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Meat from a moose weighing about 700 pounds was given by the Massachusetts Environmental Police (EPO) to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)...

Gloria Alexander

Gloria Alexander of Martha's Vineyard and Sarasota, Fla., died peacefully on Dec. 22, 2020. Gloria lived for her family. She was a loving wife...

Christmas bird count sees im-peck-able numbers

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Island birders got together Sunday evening to review their tallies of Vineyard species for the 60th annual Christmas Bird Count. The information from the count...

Gay Head strikes Woods Hole in Hyannis

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On Saturday the Steamship Authority ferry Gay Head allided with another SSA ferry, the Woods Hole. The allision occurred in Hyannis at about 10:45...

Update: 28 cases since Thursday

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Updated 5 pm There have been 28 new cases of COVID-19 since Dec. 31 as the coronavirus drags into the New Year. Of the new cases...

Mikolaj G. Wojnowski

Mikolaj G. Wojnowski, 76, died peacefully at his home in Vineyard Haven on Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 2021. He was the husband of Jolanta...

First baby arrives Jan. 2

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The first baby of 2021 was born on Saturday, Jan. 2, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Abe Harold Courtney was born at 4:47 am on Jan....

Taking the plunge into 2021

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Members of the Polar Bears jumped into the water at Inkwell Beach Friday to celebrate the start of a new year.