Friday, December 4, 2020

COVID forces SSA to cancel ferry crossings

Updated 6:45 pm A crew member of the MV Martha’s Vineyard has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.  The Steamship Authority canceled two crossings of the...

County and chamber collaborate to hire grant writer

The county commission is collaborating with the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce to garner funds to hire a grant writer and acquire funds for...

Whatever happened to Danielle Clermont?

Updated Dec. 3 In 2017, Tisbury froze a candidate out of a job despite sponsoring her through a top police academy. When she sought employment...

Martha's Vineyard COVID cases

Confirmed COVID-19 cases on MV since March332
Total probable cases27
Total probable and confirmed359
Of these, number of confirmed cases since Oct. 26246
Tracking the total number of cases since March, and the surge since October. Last updated: Dec. 4, 4:40 pm

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Voices on Racism: Martha's Vineyard Speaks Out

–Cover by Kristofer Rabasca

“The thing is, I look in the mirror and what I see first is human, what I see second is a woman, and what I see third is a black woman. Unfortunately, the rest of the world doesn’t see it that way. And I have to be aware of how the rest of the world sees me.”

“I can only hope that if they make it to my age, my grandchildren will be able to sing that beautiful song without the same sense of irony with which I just sang it. ‘God shed his grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.’

                                                                       –Dana Nunes

The Voices on Racism Project: See all voices here.

This project has been sponsored by Holmes Hole Builders and South Mountain Company.

Island Housing Trust: Help us Build Our Newest Tisbury Neighborhood

Watch our film about our newest neighborhood in Tisbury and help us reach our year-end fundraising goal by clicking on this link and donating now.


Air-source Heat Pumps are the Way!

M.V. Times

You have seen them: metal boxes sitting outside houses with a grill on the front, and “mini-splits” inside houses that deliver heat or cool. Now that there are cold-climate units available, this is the most efficient way to heat, cool, and dehumidify your home or workspace. They are a key strategy to our meeting the goal of 100 percent renewable by 2040. 

Cold-climate air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) facts:

  • The installation costs are less than that of a propane or oil-fired burner or furnace 
  • They run more efficiently, and cost less to operate than oil or propane 
  • They can replace your current heating (and cooling) system, or supplement it
  • It is key that you get a high-efficiency “cold climate” unit

Click here for more information.

An Edey Foundation grant supports this effort.
Renewable MV Initiative:

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New Covid-19 Safety Rules on Island Trails

Martha’s Vineyard has a rich abundance of protected lands. Many remain open for walking, hiking, bicycling, and running, in strict accordance with state and local regulations. This summer, the Island’s conservation groups are managing some properties differently to help ensure public safety and lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Please see detailed guidelines for each organization here

Sponsored by the MV All-Island Trails Committee and TrailsMV

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An Open Letter to Our Community

The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge. At Martha’s Vineyard Bank, we are inspired by the local response, a unique mix of American fortitude, New England stoicism, and a balance of self-sufficiency and neighborly...


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