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Airport sees drastic dip in passengers in 2020

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Reflecting national trends, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport saw a 69 percent decline in plane passengers in 2020, but federal funding and fiscal management are...

Eight new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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There were eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday — three from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, two from TestMV, and three from other healthcare providers. The...

Baker: Vaccines to congregate housing, prisons, shelters on Monday

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In another step for vaccine distribution, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that Massachusetts will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to those in congregate care settings,...

Vaccines for general public expected in spring

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Updated 4:35 pm  Plans for vaccinating the Martha’s Vineyard community are underway at the hospital, with an estimated rollout for the general public in the...

Oak Bluffs begins search for new fire chief

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A year after the departure of the former fire chief, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted unanimously to begin recruiting a new top administrator for the...

Six new COVID cases Tuesday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday — four from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and two from...

Edgartown lowers Clevelandtown Road speed limit

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Edgartown selectmen unanimously voted to lower the speed limit on Clevelandtown Road from 30 mph to 25 mph. Clevelandtown Road resident George Pimpentel made the...

Update: 31 new cases from over the weekend

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Updated at 4:50 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Boards of Health reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 Monday — 20 on Saturday, four on Saturday, and...

23 new COVID cases Friday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 — a total of 98 new cases since Dec. 31, the...

MVC approves west entrance to Stop & Shop

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In its first meeting of 2021, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved several changes to designs for the west entrance of the Edgartown Stop &...

Increased stipend proposed for emergency manager

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West Tisbury selectmen will keep the town’s emergency manager position separate from other town departments. Selectman Skipper Manter had suggested the job be added to...

Update: Baker extends capacity restrictions for two weeks

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Gov. Charlie Baker announced extensions to temporary coronavirus restrictions to pause activity and reduce mobility. In a press conference with reporters Thursday, Baker said the...

Black Dog Tavern took menu, prices back in time

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Fifty years ago, Captain Robert Douglas opened the Black Dog Tavern. Fifty years later, prices are still the same — well, at least for...

16 new COVID cases Tuesday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday all from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The 16 new cases come the day...

Edgartown appoints Ted Rosbeck to MVC

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In a surprising move, the Edgartown board of selectmen unanimously appointed Ted Rosbeck to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Monday evening.  Selectmen chose Rosbeck, owner of...

Police investigate tree removal

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Oak Bluffs Police are investigating the illegal removal of a catalpa tree near Ocean Park on town property. Mark Crossland of Crossland Landscape, who maintains...

Update: 28 cases since Thursday

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Updated 5 pm There have been 28 new cases of COVID-19 since Dec. 31 as the coronavirus drags into the New Year. Of the new cases...

Update: 21 new COVID cases reported Thursday

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Updated Dec. 31 @ 5 pm After several days of low COVID case numbers, the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 21 new cases of...

Four new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

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Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday — three from the hospital and one from an off-Island medical practice. The hospital has conducted a...

Bible group put faith in God, not masks 

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Mask wearing and social distancing were “welcomed” but not required at a Bible study group linked to a COVID-19 cluster, according to the pastor...
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