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Island COVID-19 cases rise with new case

Updated 5:15 pm  The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the hospital’s confirmed case count to 27 – the...

In a virtual world, Charter School stays the course

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...

Sign of appreciation for frontline workers

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,”...

Edgartown, Board of Trade develop toolkit for businesses

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

Hospital implements safety plan for staff, patients

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

Oak Bluffs approves reduced warrant

Oak Bluffs voters will take up a $32 million budget on a slimmed-down warrant for the June 16 annual town meeting. The election will be...

Confirmed cases at 28, antibody positives at eight

Updated The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported its first new confirmed case in over a week, bringing the Island’s total number of confirmed cases of...

High School schedules ‘drive-in’ graduation

Wanting to give seniors a proper farewell, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will be holding a “drive-in-style” graduation ceremony at the Agricultural Society...

Windemere residents, staff test negative for COVID-19

All residents tested at the Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for COVID-19 tested negative, following a mass testing conducted by the Massachusetts National Guard. The...

Major flooding in downtown Oak Bluffs

  Updated 5 pm The intersection of Circuit Avenue, Narragansett Avenue, and Kennebec Avenue flooded Saturday morning due to heavy rainfall.  In a post on their Facebook...

No new confirmed cases, more antibody tests

For the sixth day in a row, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health have reported no new confirmed cases...

Frontline workers first in line for tests

First responders, grocery store employees, and other frontline workers will be among the first people to receive COVID-19 tests as part of a mass...

Five days since last confirmed case on Island

Updated May 22 For the fifth day in a row, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. In its daily update,...

Reopening leaves many businesses with unknowns

The Island’s hospitality industry reacted with a mix of frustration and concern after Gov. Charlie Baker released the state’s four-phase reopening plan Monday.  Restaurant and...

Elective procedures return at hospital

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is bringing back a slate of elective procedures after putting them on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. In a conference call...

Oak Bluffs signs up

You may start seeing new signs in downtown Oak Bluffs ahead of Memorial Day weekend. In an effort to help educate the public, the...

No new COVID-19 cases at hospital 

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new cases Tuesday afternoon leaving the Island’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 31. In its daily update, the...

Three courses of action for outdoor dining

Edgartown is continuing to move forward with its plans to develop outdoor dining for restaurants this summer, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Edgartown town...

Meeting House Place project adds more affordable housing

The expansive Meeting House Way project headed back to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s (MVC) Land Use Planning Committee (LUPC) Monday night with an updated...

After weekend rise, COVID-19 cases hold at 31

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Island remains at 31. In its daily update, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported 25 positive tests, 659...