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Signs of solidarity

This Fourth of July, the M.V. Peace Council, M.V. Quaker meeting, and Indivisible M.V. joined forces for a peaceful demonstration at Cannonball Park in Edgartown. Titled a "Silent Witness for Peace and Justice," all...

Corona Stompers pull tables amid safety concerns

Updated 1:45 pm The Corona Stompers team of civilian mask makers have pulled their tables from public locations due to concerns for the safety of their volunteers who hand out masks at their fundraising tables. Amy...

MVC closes Meeting House Place public hearing

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed out the public hearing Thursday on one of the largest developments it has ever reviewed — the 54-acre Meeting House Place subdivision in Edgartown.  Thursday’s public hearing was the third...

Cyr tests positive for COVID-19 antibodies

Updated 5 pm State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, he confirmed on his Twitter page Friday. Cyr said he had had prior symptoms and was walked through how to stay safe...

Senate amendments seek tech funds for Cape and Islands

The state Senate passed an amendment to a Technology Bond Bill Thursday that will study improved internet for the Cape and Islands, according to a press release issued by state Sen. Julian Cyr’s office. Cyr,...

SSA debt may not hurt Vineyard towns

Updated July 2, 2020 6:46 pm Legislation passed the Massachusetts Senate Thursday that would put the burden of any deficit the Steamship Authority incurs for 2020 squarely on the commonwealth as opposed to port towns....

Update: Rockland Trust reinstates BLM signs

Updated 6:40 pm Rockland Trust has reinstated Black Lives Matter signs in the windows of its downtown Edgartown location. The bank kicked a hornet’s nest recently when it opted to take down a Black Lives...

Bishop promoted to sergeant

Edgartown Police Officer William Bishop was formally promoted to Sergeant Wednesday, and is being assigned as a patrol supervisor. Surrounded by family and friends, Bishop was sworn in as the department’s newest sergeant. Last year,...

Baker: Phase three to start July 6

Updated 5:55 pm Fitness Centers, museums, and movie theaters have the green light to reopen — with restrictions — on Monday to kick off phase three, dubbed “vigilant,” of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. Charlie...

Sheriff’s Deputies receive COVID-19 service recognition

The Dukes County Sheriff’s Deputies and administrative staff received COVID-19 recognition pins from the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association for their service during the pandemic. Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden presented the pins to the staff...

Beach rules in place at Trustees properties

As of June 30, The Trustees’ Martha’s Vineyard properties, including Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Wasque, Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, and Mytoi Garden will be open and following all state guidelines with regard to the...

M.V. Mediation program waives fees

The board of directors of Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program has created a solidarity fund to waive client fees for the remainder of the year. “This is a hard time for everyone, and we want...

Cyr appointed to Massachusetts Health Equity Task Force

State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, will now serve on the Massachusetts COVID-19 Heath Equity Task Force. Cyr represents Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, and was appointed by Senate President Karen Spilka on Monday. This...

Sergeant investigated for alleged misconduct 

A 2019 independent investigation commissioned by the Edgartown Police Department found evidence Sgt. Craig Edwards may have threatened to shoot fellow police officers, may have sexually harassed one or more department staffers, and may...

Bank changes course on B.L.M. sign

Updated 5:15 pm A local branch of Rockland Trust recently chose to display a Black Lives Matter sign, then removed it after it received a complaint about it. The manager of the branch said the...

IGI mobile market returns this season

Island Grown Initiative’s mobile market is continuing its mission of providing healthy, farm-fresh produce to the Vineyard community. For the past three summer seasons, the mobile market (operated out of a colorful van with a...

New assistant fire chief hired by Tisbury

Tisbury has a new assistant fire chief. Patrick Rolston was hired by a unanimous vote of the select board Tuesday. Rolston replaces Greg Leland, who was sworn as the town’s new fire chief on Monday...

IGI and Food Pantry merge

Two food equity organizations that have been providing food for the entire Island community are becoming one, as the Island Grown Initiative (IGI) and the Island Food Pantry merge to create a comprehensive support...

Hospital reports first new case in over a month

Updated July 2 The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital confirmed its first COVID-19 case in nearly five weeks, bringing its total number of positive cases to 29. Spokesperson for the Island boards of health Maura Valley told The...

Graysen Kirk: ‘I really hope that I can change something’

On June 19, under a blanket of blue sky and midafternoon humidity, hundreds of demonstrators marched from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs to commemorate Juneteenth and denounce systemic racism. A sea of masks and...