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Four COVID patients hospitalized, two in ICU

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Updated 11:40 am  There are four patients hospitalized with COVID-19 — two in serious condition in the intensive care unit (ICU) — at the Martha’s...

New website helps track at-home COVID test results

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health and Island Health Care have created a new website to help track positive test results from at-home COVID...

112 new COVID cases last week

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Updated 2:40 pm  There were 112 new COVID cases reported last week, the most cases through one week this year. The 294 cases so far...

BB gun for sale triggers dispute

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A dispute over the sale of BB guns at E.C. Cottle Inc., in West Tisbury ended with a West Tisbury man referring to the...

Oak Bluffs recovers missing rifle

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The Oak Bluffs Police Department has recovered the Bushmaster M-4 rifle that was found to be missing in October, according to a press release....

WHOI deploys Argo floats

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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has partnered with other organizations to launch 100 new Argo floats across the Atlantic Ocean to collect ocean,...

Oak Bluffs wants more information on housing bank

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Following suit with their down-Island neighbors in Edgartown, the Oak Bluffs select board held off on putting the housing bank article on its annual...

UPDATE: Circuit Ave. work began Tuesday

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  Updated 4 pm Work on removing trees on Circuit Ave. as part of the Oak Bluffs streetscape project began on Tuesday, Wendy Brough, assistant town...

COVID cases continue spike

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The number of new COVID cases shot into the triple digits last week, with 105 new cases — the first time cases have reached...

Trustees appoints John Judge

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The board of directors of the Trustees of Reservations appointed John Judge as the organization’s fifth president and CEO, following an eight-month search. Judge will...

MVC, building owner spar over apartment rentals

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The owner of 6 Circuit Ave. in Oak Bluffs, the building that houses the Cardboard Box and Oyster Bar 02557, will seek a modification...

MVC considers legal action against Circuit Ave. building owner

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will consider legal action against the owner of the building that houses the Cardboard Box and the Oyster Bar 02557...

Chilmark wants setback relief on homesite bylaw

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The Chilmark select board directed the planning board to add setback relief into a proposed zoning bylaw for the upcoming April town meeting. The proposed...

Gardella resigns from Chamber of Commerce 

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After 15 years promoting Island businesses, Nancy Gardella is leaving the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce. In a phone call with The Times, Gardella said...

Free house available in Edgartown

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It’s a classified advertisement almost too good to be true: “Free House. You move it. Call/text: 508-627-0511.” But owner Ed Willoughby says it’s the...

Edgartown to review housing bank article

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The Edgartown select board sent the draft housing bank warrant article to town counsel for review at its regular meeting Monday. Select board chair Michael...

COVID cluster at ‘construction site’

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Updated 12:35 pm  A new cluster of COVID-19 cases was reported by the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health, the Island’s first cluster in three months. According...

Whale greets SSA passengers

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Video courtesy Nick Kent. Passengers on the Island Home last week got quite the show when a humpback whale made several leaps out of the...

Burrow into a good book

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Don’t know what to read next? Not sure what to give that special someone? Molly Coogan of Bunch of Grapes bookstore and Mathew Tombers...

Bus driver praised for quick action

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School school committee and the school administration gave a special shout-out and some new swag to school bus driver...