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Steamship Authority cancels some Sunday ferries

The following trips on SUNDAY 01/17/2021 have been canceled due to Weather conditions. M/V KATAMA 1:35PM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V KATAMA 2:50PM Vineyard Haven to Woods HoleM/V KATAMA

Steamship crew members test positive

Two Steamship Authority crew members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, one on MV Martha’s Vineyard and one on the MV Nantucket. Neither employee’s name is being disclosed by the ferry line for...

18 new COVID cases Friday

There were 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday — eight from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, seven from TestMV, two from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and one from another healthcare provider. In an...

Airport sees drastic dip in passengers in 2020

Reflecting national trends, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport saw a 69 percent decline for in-plane passengers in 2020, but federal funding and fiscal management is keeping the airport up and running. Speaking to the Martha’s Vineyard...

Best recommended for Tisbury water committee

The Tisbury sewer advisory board has recommended John Best as the board’s appointee to the town’s five-member water resource committee, a board that will help guide the town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan (CWMP). In a...

MVC begins public hearing on high school field project

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has entered into its public hearing period for phase one of the proposed athletic campus project at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS). In 2018, the high school hired...

Hospital warns of vaccination scam

As with almost everything else, scammers have found a way to give people false hope when it comes to vaccinations. In a press release issued Friday, hospital officials alerted the public about “a blatant scam”...

Eight new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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 hospital has conducted 11,266 tests for COVID-19 since March. Of...

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

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, prisons, and shelters. Speaking at a press conference, Baker said that...

School project to cost average taxpayer $738 per year

For the first time, Tisbury taxpayers are getting a sense of how much a Tisbury School renovation and addition project will cost them. At a joint meeting held between the select board, school committee, and...

Harbor Homes takes lead in addressing homelessness

Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard is officially taking the helm for homelessness prevention and remediation on-Island after becoming the umbrella organization for such services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mission of Harbor Homes is to...

Update: Island first responders start getting vaccine

Several of the Island’s first responders got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Friday. Speaking to The Times after getting his vaccine, Edgartown Police Chief Bruce McNamee said the...

Dupon changes lawyers

For reasons that weren’t described in court, Zachary Dupon has switched to a new attorney. Dupon, the 25-year-old Oak Bluffs man charged with motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation in the head-on collision death...

Trustees get $50,000 for Long Point restoration

The Baker-Polito administration recently awarded $50,000 to the town of West Tisbury for The Trustees of Reservations to conduct savanna and scrub oak-heath shrubland restoration at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, according to a press...

Housing Assistance offers rental assistance

Winter on the Island for the local workforce is difficult, due to the nature of a seasonal economy, but the hardships of the ordinary winter season have been exacerbated by the current pandemic. Local...

Vaccines for general public expected in spring

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 spring and throughout the summer. Speaking to reporters during a conference...

Tisbury advances funding to educate voters

Tuesday night, Tisbury’s select board voted unanimously to authorize town administrator Jay Grande to request $25,000 from the finance committee. The request was on behalf of the Tisbury School Building Committee (TSBC), for what...

Oak Bluffs begins search for new fire chief

A year after the departure of the former fire chief, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted unanimously to begin recruiting a new top administrator for the department. At a meeting Tuesday night, selectmen heard from Public Safety...

MV Bank offers second round of PPP loans

Martha’s Vineyard Bank is now accepting applications for its second round of the 2021 Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to a press release. In the first round of lending in 2020,...

Beach Road Weekend scheduled

On Tuesday night, Tisbury’s select board unanimously approved August 27-29 as Beach Road Weekend dates for 2021 at Veterans Memorial Park.  Adam Epstein, promoter of the event, told the board he expects to begin moving...
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