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Vaccine sign ups to continue Monday

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COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking for eligible individuals at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital — including K-12 educators and school staff—will continue Monday, March 8 at...

Hospital not offering companion appointments

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is not offering companion appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. An email sent out by Dukes County Social Services Thursday was corrected Friday...

One new COVID case Thursday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new confirmed case from the hospital of COVID-19 Thursday, continuing a trend of low confirmed cases...

Three vie for two selectmen seats in O.B.

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Three candidates are seeking two seats are open on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen as longtime selectman Greg Coogan will not seek reelection....

Update: Vaccine sign-up available for K-12 workers March 8

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Updated 4:35 pm  Following an announcement from Gov. Charlie Baker, Island educators, school staff, and childcare workers will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine...

Chilmark raises price of beach passes

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Chilmark selectmen unanimously agreed to increase the cost of all town beach passes by $15 for the upcoming season. Selectmen took up the request at...

Five new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported five new confirmed cases Tuesday, all coming from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The hospital has conducted 14,042 tests...

Vernon Jordan dies at 85

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Updated March 3 Civil rights activist, presidential advisor, and longtime Chilmark seasonal resident Vernon Jordan has died at the age of 85. Jordan was known to...

Oak Bluffs approves doughnut hole agreement

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In a quick special meeting Monday, Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, ending the 17-year old...

Two new COVID cases Monday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported two new cases of COVID-19 from over the weekend, both from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. One new...

VTA offers free rides to Island Food Pantry

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Already offering free rides to vaccine appointments, the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority is now offering free rides to the Island Food Pantry’s new location...

Update: Hospital fills 900 vaccine appointments Monday

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Updated March 1  In just over one hour, all 900 COVID-19 vaccine appointment slots for this week were filled Monday morning. Martha’s Vineyard Hospital opened 900...

No vaccine doses available next week

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will not receive an expected shipment of 2,100 vaccines for next week due to a supply chain issue, hospital officials said...

Martha’s Vineyard mourns loss of Vera Shorter, Herb Foster

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The Island lost two of its leading and longtime civil rights advocates Saturday, Vera Shorter and Herb Foster. Shorter was born in 1923 in Huntington,...

Four new COVID-19 cases Friday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported four new cases of COVID-19 Friday, one from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and three from TestMV. In an...

Judge allows access to Dupon medical records

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Updated  Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes will allow the commonwealth to access the medical records of Zachary Dupon on the night of a crash...

Finding optimism with Michael J. Fox

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In his new book “No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality,” actor and advocate Michael J. Fox, talks about how his signature...

Edgartown secures $1 million for wharf project

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The town of Edgartown secured a $1 million grant to fund part of its $3 million Memorial Wharf waterfront rehabilitation project. The grant, which is...

Baker to ease COVID restrictions Monday

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Updated 4:30 pm With confirmed cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rates significantly lower in recent weeks, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that Massachusetts will head back...

Vaccine booking to take place on Saturdays at 8 am 

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s plan going forward is to open appointment booking on Saturdays at 8 am on its website, mvhospital.org. The hospital chose Saturday morning...
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