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One new COVID-19 case at hospital

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new case of COVID-19 Thursday, a male in his 20s, marking two new cases in two days. The new...

Edgartown looks at separate farming, education activities for Katama Farm 

The Edgartown conservation commission is now looking to split farming and educational activities at Katama Farm, following the eviction of The Trustees of Reservations...

COVID-19 patient admitted to hospital

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital admitted its first COVID-19-positive patient, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday. In a conference call with reporters, chief nurse and operating officer Claire Seguin...

Wide Awakes shore up voting fervor

In 1860 a group of young, enthusiastic, and torch-bearing voters dubbed the “Wide Awakes” took to the streets at night to campaign for Abraham...

High school looks to hire another nurse

On Monday, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee approved a request by the school administration to hire a nurse from November...

Katama oyster farm gets grant to grow scallops

Signature Oyster Farm in Edgartown is being awarded $66,000 of more than $5.5 million in state grants to address food insecurity across Massachusetts. Wanting to...

O.B. town hall gets MVC approval

The Oak Bluffs town hall renovation project approved by voters at the June town meeting got the greenlight from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday...

TestMV reports new COVID-19 case

There was one new case of COVID-19 reported at TestMV Monday. The new case is a woman in her 40s. TestMV, which is located at...

Meeting House developers appeal MVC denial

The developers of the Meeting House Place subdivision have appealed the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s denial of the expansive 54-acre project in Edgartown — one...

Grant paves way for safe shelters

Updated Oct. 6. The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has approved a $150,000 grant to provide support for Island families and individuals who do not have a...

Breaking news: Katama Hangar demolished 

The World War II–era Katama Airfield hangar was finally laid to rest Thursday afternoon. A small group of onlookers watched as the hangar fell to...

Raising rabies awareness

Following World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, Edgartown’s animal control officer, Betsy Buck, is raising awareness for pet owners to get their pets vaccinated. Buck...

Recruits get real-world training

Island police and fire, with a boost from future police officers, were able to successfully rescue an elderly man who went missing late Monday...

Baker announces reopening for low-risk communities

Updated Sep. 30 Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, low-risk communities — which include the six Island towns — can transition to step two of phase three...

Edgartown extends seasonal liquor licenses

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Edgartown selectmen approved extending seasonal liquor licenses to Dec. 15. Rosewater Wine & Spirits owner Julia Tarka brought the original request...

Nantucket sees jump in COVID-19 cases

Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) has reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, according to a statement from the hospital issued Monday. Nantucket officials have...

No new COVID-19 cases Friday

Of the Island’s 74 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 71 are no longer symptomatic and have been released from isolation. One case was lost to a...

MVC finalizes DRI checklist changes

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission finalized a sweeping set of proposed changes to its development of regional impact (DRI) checklist Thursday night, and plan to...

Hospital urges patients to not delay care

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is urging people to not delay their medical care, and to receive flu shots ahead of the fall and winter...

Recovery community hit hard by pandemic

When the pandemic shut down the country in March, many were shuttered inside their homes, unable to work, and unable to spend time in...