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Lee Fierro, ‘fiercely dedicated’ to theater, has died

Lee Fierro, famous for lifting her black veil and slapping Chief Brody across the face in “Jaws,” has died, according to her friends on...

SJC: Nonviolent offenders can seek release

The state’s highest court ruled Friday that individuals charged with nonviolent crimes and held on bail can seek release while COVID-19 remains a threat.In...

First responders wearing masks

Police officers and emergency medical professionals are now wearing masks when they interact with the public during the pandemic, according to Island law enforcement...

Cronig’s will give staff a day off on Sundays

Updated 5 pmCronig’s is closing on Sundays for the foreseeable future, an attempt by owner Steve Bernier to give his beleaguered staff some time...

‘I was never sick enough to be tested’

Two women say they are recovering from the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. They had the telltale symptoms of a cough and fever. One...

Tom Rush tells fans he has COVID-19

Tom Rush, a folk music legend with deep Island roots, has tested positive for COVID-19.Rush announced the diagnosis on his Twitter account. “I have...

Mashpee tribe decision won’t affect Aquinnah

On Friday, the U.S. Department of the Interior removed lands taken into federal trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, a sister tribe to the...

SSA slip work continues in Woods Hole

Construction of the Steamship Authority’s terminal and slip project in Woods Hole continues, though contractor Jay Cashman Inc. finishes each day securing the site...

Beach Road Weekend seeks a provisional date

Town officials are looking at provisional dates for Beach Road Weekend, should the need arise to postpone it.During the board’s meeting Tuesday, Adam Epstein,...

Baker: All nonessential businesses must close

Updated 3:30 pmGov. Charlie Baker is advising all Massachusetts residents to stay at home, and closing all nonessential businesses in the Bay State, in...

SSA to reduce service to the Island

Updated Saturday, March 21, 2:25 pm*The Steamship Authority is going to be making fewer trips to the Island as a result a drop in...

Seniors get up early to shop

Stop & Shop opened its doors to shoppers 60 and older from 6 to 7:30 am Thursday. On Friday, only a few seniors took...

Tribal offices, afterschool programs closed

Administrative offices for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) are closed, and employees are working remotely, Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chair of the tribal council,...

Island mourns death of John Alley

Updated March 20The Island has lost one of its leaders. John Alley, 78, a member of the Dukes County Commissioners, died Wednesday night.“I just...

Blau: ‘It’s tenuous for them’

He was on the phone Sunday talking to restaurant colleagues, consulting with industry mentors, and reading the tea leaves about COVID-19. It had been...

SSA: Full steam ahead

Updated 3/18Customers will have more time to reschedule ferry trips with the change fees waived, and the Steamship Authority board is authorizing general manager...

Stop & Shop clears way for seniors

With people over 60 and those with underlying medical conditions being the most susceptible to novel coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, Stop &...

COVID-19 drive-through test site created at CCCC

Cape Cod Healthcare has set up a site at Cape Cod Community College for drive-through COVID-19 testing.The testing site will be by appointment only...

President: ‘Blunt the infection now’

Updated 3/17President Donald Trump has introduced limits on Americans across the country to “blunt the infection now” by limiting groups to 10 people or...

Oyster Fest delayed; film center closing

The Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest, a new addition to the May event lineup, has been postponed, according to organizer Nevette Previd.The Oyster Fest had...