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Nine days of no new confirmed cases

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new cases Tuesday marking nine days since the last confirmed case on Island. In its daily update, the hospital...

Stimulus money may come in debit card

Be careful throwing away mail you think may be junk, because it could be your stimulus payment. While many Americans received their stimulus payments via...

House passes early voting bill

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed extensive legislation to facilitate 2020 elections during the coronavirus pandemic, according to State House News Service (SHNS). The bill,...

Edgartown establishes outdoor dining policy

Outdoor, cafe-esque dining got the green light from Edgartown selectmen Monday, who allowed restaurants to apply to expand their dining into streets and parking...

Eight days with no new confirmed case

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and the Island’s boards of Health have not reported a new confirmed case in the past eight days. On Monday, the...

Island shops, inns, restaurants open their doors

Updated 4:30 pm A sense of normalcy is back on-Island, as you can browse Bunch of Grapes again, dine outside Sharky’s, and book a room...

IHC tests 379 patients

Island Health Care (IHC) has tested 379 patients with zero positives as of Saturday. The community health center, in cooperation with Quest Diagnostics, town health...

Inns and hotels cleared to reopen

Updated 2:30 pm During a press conference Saturday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that phase two, labeled “cautious” of the state’s phased reopening plan will begin...

Stop & Shop employee tests positive for COVID-19

Updated 5 pm A Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop employee has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the grocery chain’s manager of external communications and...

No new positives on Island

Updated 4:30 pm In its first week of mass testing, Island Health Care (IHC) has tested 319 patients with zero positives as of Thursday. The community...

Hospital holds kneel-in against racial injustice

As protests over the death of George Floyd continue across the country, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital staff and patients, along with all six of the...

Public criticizes Meeting House Place project

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission public hearing for the latest iteration of the 54-acre Meeting House Place development in Edgartown Thursday night ended with only...

Six new probable cases of COVID-19

There were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, but the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported six new probable cases to be in...

Edgartown looking at ‘hybrid model’ for outdoor dining

Outdoor dining in Edgartown took another step toward reality Wednesday after selectmen asked town administrator James Hagerty to work with town department heads to...

R.I. Fast Ferry cancels 2020 season

The Rhode Island Fast Ferry, which provides high-speed ferry service between Rhode Island and Oak Bluffs, is canceling its 2020 season. In a statement Thursday,...

Hospital changes entrance setup

As Martha’s Vineyard Hospital brings back several of its elective procedures, changes are taking place to better facilitate the flow of patients. In a weekly...

No new cases at hospital

There were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Tuesday, holding the Island’s confirmed case count at 28. The hospital has...

Edgartown may get Underground Railroad recognition

In the early 1850s, a group of sailors took an “Indian woman” named Esther from Boston. Set to bring Esther to “her master” in...

No new COVID-19 cases at hospital

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new cases Monday, keeping its total number of confirmed cases at 28. The hospital has tested 935 patients for...

Successful first day of drive-through testing

Updated June 2 After a successful soft launch last week, Island Health Care (IHC) began its first phase of testing and taking appointments Monday.  While testing...