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Hospital purchases Edgartown land for elder care facility

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has purchased land off Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road to the tune of $3.6 million for its planned nursing facility to replace...

Lagoon Ridge is sold to CapeBuilt

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The family of the late David “Davio” Danielson sold the Lagoon Ridge subdivision last week to CapeBuilt, a cottage-style custom home developer on Cape...

Boards of health issue indoor mask advisory

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health issued an indoor mask advisory Wednesday amidst increased risk of COVID transmission on the Island. “In accordance with the...

Short term rental revenues smash records

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When Gov. Charlie Baker signed the expanded rooms excise tax into law two years ago, cities and towns in Massachusetts knew revenues would increase,...

O.B. skeptical of town hall completion date

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Atlantic Construction has set a November 9 completion date for construction of the new Oak Bluffs town hall, but town leaders say that’s wishful...

Comedy for a Cause with Seth Meyers

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The DJ Henry Dream Fund is holding a Comedy for a Cause with Late Night host and seasonal resident Seth Meyers at the Tabernacle...

Trust taps Klein as chair

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The Vineyard Trust has named John Klein as its new board chair. Klein’s appointment was announced in a press release from the Trust on Tuesday...

Dreams made possible

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The 43rd annual Possible Dreams Auction raised $180,000 Sunday night with a little help from Chilmark seasonal resident and “Late Night'' host Seth Meyers. The...

MVC approves Harbor View expansion 

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved modifications to the Harbor View Hotel’s development of regional impact (DRI) in a 9-5 vote Thursday night, which will...

Island Delta variant cases grow 

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital confirmed that two additional COVID samples sent to the state epidemiologist from vaccinated individuals came back positive for the Delta...

Housing bank bill gets Beacon Hill hearing

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The Coalition to Create the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank (CCMVHB) is asking organizations, town boards, and committees, private citizens of all ages, and others...

Hospital reports cases of Delta variant

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Updated July 22  The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has confirmed that two cases of the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 variant have been detected on the Island. Hospital...

Planning for a renewable energy future

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Edgartown energy committee chair Alan Stahler informed the town’s select board Monday that the Island needs to increase its efforts to meet renewable energy...

Fully vaccinated and symptomatic cases reported

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There were 16 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Martha’s Vineyard last week, including several individuals who were symptomatic even though they are fully...

Commission supports Housing Bank

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Updated July 19  The Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved sending a letter to the Massachusetts state legislature in support of real estate transfer-fee legislation to...

Island sees COVID uptick

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Updated July 16  Martha’s Vineyard is seeing an uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases this week after the boards of health reported more new cases in...

New tests show no lead at Kuehn’s Way

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Groundwater wells at the Island Housing Trust’s (IHT) Kuehn's Way site were found to not contain any lead, according to a new report from...

Linda Carnegie can paint anything

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If you’ve spent enough on the Martha’s Vineyard you’ve probably seen Linda Carnegie’s artwork. She does large murals, intricate designs on furniture, portraits of houses,...

Oak Bluffs to explore day mooring fees

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Change is on the horizon for Oak Bluffs Harbor after the select board directed the harbor advisory committee to begin exploring mooring fees for...

Michotek to end house call practice

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After operating the Island’s only house call medical service for the past two and half years, Michael Michotek, M.D., is ending his practice amid...
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