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Hospital urges vaccinations as COVID cases surge

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital leaders are urging the public to get COVID vaccinations and booster shots, as the Island is expected to continue to see...

Thinned-out track team drops meet to Falmouth

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Having close to half the Vineyarder indoor track team out, the girls and boys teams lost to Falmouth at Wheaton College on Tuesday. The girls,...

‘Everybody liked Barbara’

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Barbara Prada was known to many as Edgartown’s longtime animal control officer, but she had a wide array of talents and interests that she...

Towns to distribute COVID tests this week

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Island towns are set to receive a palette each of at-home COVID test kits and will be distributing the kits on Wednesday and Thursday...

Edgartown sets oyster season 

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The Edgartown select board set the commercial oyster season to open on Jan. 17 in Sengekontacket Pond only. Harvest will be allowed Monday through Friday,...

Commission closes hearing on Indian Hill demolition

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed the public hearing, but left the written record open for a demolition of a historic house on Indian Hill...

Local offices open for election

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Election season on Martha’s Vineyard is coming up. If you’re thinking about taking up a public office, here are the various elected positions with...

Edgartown puts housing bank article on warrant

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Edgartown voters will make their decision on the housing bank this spring following a 2-1 vote by the Edgartown select board to place the...

Boy hoopsters beat Barnstable

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The Vineyarders boys basketball team beat Barnstable on Tuesday, 57-40. Ryan Koster had a career night, with 27 points and eight steals. “He played with...

UPDATED: 101 new COVID cases on Martha’s Vineyard

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  Updated 4 pm Martha’s Vineyard reported 101 new positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, a new single day record since the pandemic began. It comes...

2021 ends with 131 new cases

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Martha’s Vineyard closed out the year by hitting an all-time high in total cases last week with 131 new cases—giving December the highest total...

Update: Vaccine bus appointments fill up

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Updated Jan. 7 Appointments for the vaccine bus are fully booked at this time, but people looking for an appointment should continue to monitor the...

Oak Bluffs not yet ready to approve housing bank article

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Oak Bluffs delayed putting the housing bank article on its warrant, but will take up the issue again at its Jan. 11 meeting. Tuesday's discussion...

TestMV is back on track

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Updated 1:15 pm After temporarily postponing scheduled appointments for COVID tests Tuesday, TestMV is back up and operating, Mary Breslauer, a spokeswoman for the site,...

Edgartown delays housing bank article again

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A little more fine-tuning. That’s what the Edgartown select board would like to see before they’re ready to put the proposed housing bank article on...

Ravizza: ‘Being there, being a mentor’

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Before he was even a teenager, Jared Ravizza began working with people with disabilities. Now as an adult, through the Ravizza Global Initiative, he’s...

COVID cases fall to 82 after year high

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The number of new COVID cases last week dipped down to 82 cases following a two-week surge in cases for the Island, according to...

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...