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Edgartown police officers save child’s life

A baby boy is safe and sound thanks to the quick response and heroic actions of Edgartown police officers Will Oteri and Jeff Trudel.At...

Baker tells towns stay-at-home order won’t fly

A stay-at-home order unanimously approved by five Island towns is getting pushback from the Baker-Polito administration.The order, which was also approved in concept by...

Oak Bluffs moves town meeting

Oak Bluffs annual town meeting and election have been moved to May 14 and 16, respectively.In a teleconference meeting Tuesday evening, selectmen approved the...

Social distancing is key

In a wide-reaching question-and-answer session aired live on MVTV, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital CEO Denise Schepici and Dr. Aletheia Donahue, a primary care physician at...

Coronavirus takes a toll on business

Updated March 27Cottle’s is closed. J.B. Blau’s four restaurants served their last takeout meals over the weekend. Offshore Ale has also shut down. And...

Confirmed cases grow statewide

Updated 7:20 pmThe Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has confirmed its first hospitalization for a patient who has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press...

New bill to offer beer, wine takeout and delivery

Restaurants may soon be able to offer beer and wine through takeout and delivery. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Charlie Baker...

West Tisbury resident is second COVID-19 case on Island

The West Tisbury board of health has confirmed the second positive case of COVID-19 on Martha’s Vineyard.“The patient is under quarantine at their West...

Edgartown approves construction moratorium

Edgartown has joined West Tisbury and Chilmark by instituting a town-wide construction moratorium.At a selectmen’s meeting, which was live-streamed on Facebook, and cut in...

35 tests, zero hospitalizations at hospital

Updated 5:35 pmThe Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has tested 35 patients for COVID-19, but has had zero hospitalizations to date, according to hospital CEO Denise...

Update: Tisbury resident ‘positive’ for COVID-19

A Tisbury resident, a 50-year-old male, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the Tisbury board of health. “The patient...

Planned power outage canceled

A planned power outage in Aquinnah and Chilmark has been canceled.Eversource planned to shut off power between 9 am and 12 pm on Saturday...

Suspected coronavirus case in Tisbury

Updated March 19, 5:40 pmThe Tisbury board of health has been notified of a suspected case of COVID-19, according to town Health Agent Maura...

Bioethics during the COVID-19 crisis: ‘We need an epidemic of kindness’

Amid the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease COVID-19 across the country and the world, Ruth Faden, bioethicist, professor and founder of...

No cases but more COVID-19 tests on-Island

Updated March 18As of Wednesday morning there are no reported cases of COVID-19 on the Island, however the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has tested more...

O.B. seeks to postpone town meeting, election

Updated March 17Oak Bluffs is seeking to postpone its annual town meeting and election, scheduled for April 14 and and April 16 respectively, pending...

Edgartown outlines operation plan

Edgartown is activating its continuity of operation plan in response to the novel coronavirus, and the disease it causes, COVID-19, to maintain town services....

Third confirmed case of COVID-19 on Cape

Updated March 18A staff member at the Barnstable Community Innovation School (BCIS), their spouse, and now a third person have all tested positive for...

Is Martha’s Vineyard a ‘safe haven’?

 Martha’s Vineyard is seeing a rush of traffic, as people are heading to the rural Island earlier than usual to avoid the spread of...

Hospital closes cafeteria and limits public access

Updated @ 4:30 pmMartha’s Vineyard Hospital is limiting the number of visitors to the hospital and is restricting access to the building for anyone...