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Quick action helps girl caught in Chappy current

On Sunday, Danielle Sherman and her husband, Tisbury Police Sgt. Max Sherman were heroes for a young girl stuck under the Dyke Bridge on...

Update: hospital, TestMV report new cases

Updated 5:10 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and TestMV each reported a new case Monday bringing the Island’s total number of confirmed cases to 52. Monday’s...

State releases school bus guidelines 

Students will be required to wear masks and sit in their own seat aboard school buses this fall, according to fall reopening guidelines released...

Extra $600 in unemployment ends July 31

The $600 weekly unemployment benefit that has been keeping many people financially afloat during the coronavirus pandemic is set to expire on July 31. After...

Hospital reports new case

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new case of COVID-19 Friday, bringing their total number of confirmed cases to 36. In total, the hospital has...

Baker issues new rules for travelers to Massachusetts

Updated 3:45 pm On Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced strict new rules for those traveling to Massachusetts. Per the new order, everyone coming into the state...

One new COVID-19 case Thursday

Two new confirmed cases were reported by the TestMV site Thursday afternoon, but one of those new cases was a retest who had already...

O.B. looks at restructuring fire, EMS department

With their interim fire chief two months away from leaving, the town of Oak Bluffs is looking at once again restructuring the fire and...

TestMV now offering online registration

Updated 5:10 pm On Wednesday, TestMV began offering online registration and appointment booking, as well as same-day testing, through a Quest Diagnostics website, according to...

Cape Poge kiteboarding will continue

Kiteboarding in Cape Poge will continue, but Edgartown selectmen want a deeper look into potential regulations for the popular marine recreation area. Last week, selectmen...

Remote Cuttyhunk is up to eight COVID-19 cases

The small Island of Cuttyhunk confirmed its eighth positive case of COVID-19 Monday, following its first positive case last Wednesday, sending the remote community...

Island cases at 48

Updated July 21 The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new cases Tuesday morning holding the Island’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 48.  As of...

Public outcry over Hob Knob expansion

“Egregious,” “shameful,” “just too much” were all descriptors used by those in opposition to the proposed Hob Knob Inn expansion during its second public...

Hospital cases remain steady at 33

Updated July 17 After reporting one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new positive cases Friday. In total, the hospital...

Masks mandatory in downtown O.B.

Updated 3:20 pm Headed to Nancy’s? On your way to Mocha Mott’s? Then you better have a mask on. On Thursday, the Oak Bluffs board of...

M.V.’s mixed mask messages

Across Massachusetts, COVID-19 numbers have plunged from their March and April highs, but a recent uptick of nine confirmed cases on the Island, surging...

Sunday street closures in O.B. moved to 11 am

Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved to change the Sunday street closures for Circuit and Kennebec avenues. The streets will now be closed from 11...

Hospital is fully operational

Updated 5:05 pm All departments and services at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital are back open, and hospital officials are urging those who need care to make...

Hospital reports no new cases Tuesday

Updated July 15 The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new confirmed cases Tuesday.  This comes a day after the hospital reported two new cases Monday. In...

Kiteboarding sails on, despite pushback from committee

Selectmen allowed Mark Begle to continue operating his Skyhigh Kiteboarding business, despite a recommendation from the marine advisory committee that no commercial marine business...