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Hospital staff member among confirmed cases of COVID-19

Updated 5:20 pmA staff member at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is one of the 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Island.Claire Seguin, chief...

Social distancing, laughing, and sometimes cooking

 As the spread of coronavirus upends most aspects of daily life, Tom Kent, who many may know from The Chappy Kitchen, is taking to...

Edgartown police join fentanyl test strip kit project

The Edgartown Police Department is one of 11 Massachusetts police departments that has partnered with the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) to...

Positive cases of COVID-19 stay at 11; Nantucket has first death

Updated 4:15 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported 11 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday.As of April 6 at 10 am, the hospital has collected samples...

Restaurants can offer beer and wine take out

Updated 3:55 pm A sweeping new bill aimed at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has been signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The bill, (H 4598), which Baker...

MV Bank offers coronavirus relief initiatives

In an effort to address the community’s needs during the coronavirus pandemic, the boards of Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable...

Hospital confirms new case of COVID-19

Updated 3:45 pmThe Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has confirmed a ninth positive case of COVID-19, totaling 10 confirmed cases on the Island. As of 8:45 am...

Watchout for stimulus check phone scam

A new phone scam regarding stimulus checks is making the rounds on the Island, according to the Edgartown police.In an Instagram post, police warned...

Medical facilities continue care with telehealth

As the threat of COVID-19 continues to upend most aspects of daily life, medical professionals are still meeting all the other medical needs of...

State could see 172,000 cases during pandemic

Citing state models, Gov. Charlie Baker estimates the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts will range from 47,000 to 172,000 during the course...

Stimulus checks, expanded unemployment coming soon

Qualifying Americans should begin seeing individual checks and unemployment expansion in the coming week, according to the delegation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.U.S....

Curb your enthusiasm and ‘stay home’

Addressing the “idiots out there,” comedian, actor, writer, and longtime Vineyard seasonal resident Larry David says you should stay inside to help prevent the...

LeRoux to give online profits to furloughed employees

LeRoux Kitchen is closing down its brick-and-mortar stores and furloughing its 42 employees due to the continued COVID-19 crisis, but will be using 100...

Ninth Martha’s Vineyard COVID-19 case confirmed

Updated 4:15 pmTisbury health agent Maura Valley confirmed a ninth COVID-19 case on the Island Tuesday that was diagnosed symptomatically.In addition to the ninth...

CEO: Nine serious cases will overwhelm hospital

Nine cases of COVID-19 requiring serious medical attention could overwhelm the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, according to hospital CEO Denise Schepici.Speaking to more than 130...

Island construction ban is back on 

The Island’s construction ban is back on after representatives from Gov. Charlie Baker’s office conceded that Island boards of health have the authority to...

Hospital: 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Martha’s Vineyard

Updated 3:30 pmThere are eight positive cases for COVID-19 on the Island, Denise Schepici, CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, told reporters in a conference...

Trump extends social distancing guidelines

President Donald Trump extended social distancing guidelines announced Sunday that all Americans must continue to avoid nonessential travel, going to work, eating at bars...

Vineyard confirms third case of COVID-19

Updated 8 pmMartha’s Vineyard has its third confirmed case of COVID-19, according to Tisbury health agent Maura Valley. Valley was unable to provide additional...

Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion relief bill that will send cash payments to many Americans, businesses, and health care facilities. Many people who...