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18 new COVID cases Friday

There were 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday — eight from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, seven from TestMV, two from the Wampanoag Tribe of...

Airport sees drastic dip in passengers in 2020

Reflecting national trends, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport saw a 69 percent decline for in-plane passengers in 2020, but federal funding and fiscal management is...

Eight new COVID-19 cases Thursday

There were eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday — three from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, two from TestMV, and three from other healthcare providers. The...

Baker: Vaccines to congregate housing, prisons, shelters on Monday

In another step for vaccine distribution, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that Massachusetts will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to those in congregate care settings,...

Vaccines for general public expected in spring

Updated 4:35 pm  Plans for vaccinating the Martha’s Vineyard community are underway at the hospital, with an estimated rollout for the general public in the...

Oak Bluffs begins search for new fire chief

A year after the departure of the former fire chief, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted unanimously to begin recruiting a new top administrator for the...

Six new COVID cases Tuesday

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday — four from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and two from...

Edgartown lowers Clevelandtown Road speed limit

Edgartown selectmen unanimously voted to lower the speed limit on Clevelandtown Road from 30 mph to 25 mph. Clevelandtown Road resident George Pimpentel made the...

Update: 31 new cases from over the weekend

Updated at 4:50 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Boards of Health reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 Monday — 20 on Saturday, four on Saturday, and...

23 new COVID cases Friday

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 — a total of 98 new cases since Dec. 31, the...

MVC approves west entrance to Stop & Shop

In its first meeting of 2021, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved several changes to designs for the west entrance of the Edgartown Stop &...

Increased stipend proposed for emergency manager

West Tisbury selectmen will keep the town’s emergency manager position separate from other town departments. Selectman Skipper Manter had suggested the job be added to...

Update: Baker extends capacity restrictions for two weeks

Gov. Charlie Baker announced extensions to temporary coronavirus restrictions to pause activity and reduce mobility. In a press conference with reporters Thursday, Baker said the...

Black Dog Tavern took menu, prices back in time

Fifty years ago, Captain Robert Douglas opened the Black Dog Tavern. Fifty years later, prices are still the same — well, at least for...

16 new COVID cases Tuesday

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...

Edgartown appoints Ted Rosbeck to MVC

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

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...

Update: 28 cases since Thursday

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...

Update: 21 new COVID cases reported Thursday

Updated Dec. 31 @ 5 pm After several days of low COVID case numbers, the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 21 new cases of...

Four new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday — three from the hospital and one from an off-Island medical practice. The hospital has conducted a...
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