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In-person learning at Oak Bluffs School begins Monday

The Oak Bluffs school committee approved a back-to-school plan developed by principal Megan Farrell that will incorporate remote learning for certain grade levels on Mondays and Fridays. The schedule is as follows: On Nov. 2...

Tisbury leaders discourage trick-or-treaters

If you were thinking of coming to Vineyard Haven for Halloween, town leaders have a suggestion: Don’t. There is no traditional Halloween parade organized by the Vineyard Haven Business Association, Tisbury Town Hall is not...

Up-Island schools shift toward in-person learning

Up-Island schools are starting their transition to mostly in-person learning, with remote options for students ongoing. At an up-Island regional school district meeting Tuesday, principals from both the West Tisbury and Chilmark schools laid out...

Leslie’s Pharmacy reopens doors for in-person shopping

Leslie’s Pharmacy is back open to the public Monday, after months of curbside-only service. In a Facebook post, the downtown Vineyard Haven pharmacy thanked its customers for supporting the business during its curbside-only service. “We have...

No support from Edgartown selectmen for Triangle pot shop

The proposed location for the Main Street Medicinals marijuana shop at the Triangle in Edgartown got little support from town leaders Monday, who cited traffic as a major concern. “You couldn’t have picked a worse...

Court goes to Chappy

On the second trial day of Strayton v. MVC Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Paul Wilson went to Chappaquiddick to view property and landscapes relative to the case.  Joined by several attorneys, clerk George Davis, and...

Governor: Don’t be a turkey on Thanksgiving

Gov. Charlie Baker is urging families not to gather in large groups at Thanksgiving, and instead limit gatherings to immediate families, and to perhaps have virtual celebrations. In a press briefing Tuesday announcing state Department...

COVID-19 cluster linked to wedding

Updated 7:45 pm A cluster of positive COVID-19 cases has been linked to an Island wedding, according to the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health. In a press release Tuesday, Tisbury health agent and boards of health...

A new face on superheroes

Amelie Loyot typically arrives on-Island in March or April to open her seasonal home in Oak Bluffs. But she heeded the warning of Island health leaders concerned about an outbreak of COVID-19 on the...

Presence at the polls

Island police chiefs are letting the public know they are expecting a regular electoral process on the Island, but are aware of the concern about election disruption on a national level. Edgartown Police Chief Bruce...

Tisbury firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

A Tisbury firefighter has tested positive for the coronavirus and members of the department have had to quarantine as a result. The name of the firefighter has not been released to protect the individual’s...

Possible homeless shelter space found

Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard is looking at a possible winter shelter space to accommodate homeless people during the day and overnight.  Homelessness continues to be a problem for Martha’s Vineyard, and with housing issues...

Update: Six new COVID-19 cases, one hospitalization, cluster

Updated 5:10 pm The Island boards of health reported six new cases of COVID-19 Monday, including a COVID-19 patient who was admitted to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and a cluster earlier this month. “The Boards of...

Hospital to close dental practice

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will be closing its dental practice beginning Nov. 20, following the departure of its dentist. “We have made the difficult decision to close the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital dental practice effective Nov....

Chappy cell tower trial begins

Updated A trial in Dukes County Superior Court over the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s approval of a 115-foot cell tower on Chappaquiddick began Monday morning. The trial is expected to last three days. Judge Paul Wilson...

Land Bank buys Arrowhead Farm

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is the new owner of Arrowhead Farm in West Tisbury. The 33-acre property off Indian Hill Road is known for its scenic views and equestrian center that offers riding lessons.  Charlene...

Rally registers with voters

A group of civic-minded individuals gathered at Five Corners Saturday afternoon for a rally to encourage and even help people to register to vote in the upcoming general election. The rally’s organizing team put on...

Schools aim to expand in-person learning

The All-Island School Committee (AISC) hopes to bring more students back to in-person learning in November. While kindergarten through third grade students are already in school and grade 4 students are expected to return...

Vineyard whelk expert appointed to fisheries commission

Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust (MVFPT) executive director Shelley Edmundson was sworn in Monday by officials as a member of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission.  “It happened in my dining room over Zoom,” she...

UPDATE: Rinks shut down; 2 new Island cases

Updated 6 pm For the next two weeks all indoor ice rinks and ice skating facilities will be shut down due to clusters of COVID-19 cases connected to indoor ice hockey, according to a press...