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Aquinnah plans to invite tribe to the table

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The Aquinnah board of selectmen will reach out to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) through a letter inviting them back to the table to talk about the tribe’s gambling facility. At a meeting...

Five new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported five new confirmed cases Tuesday, all coming from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The hospital has conducted 14,042 tests for COVID-19 since March. Of those, 662 have tested positive,...

Gearing up for the 2021 Virtual Island Summit

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The 2021 Virtual Island Summit will be hosted by Pathways and Vineyard FutureWorks on Thursday, March 4, from 7 to 9 pm, and will feature conversation with Phil Wallis and Christine Todd, according to...

Vernon Jordan dies at 85

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Civil rights activist, presidential advisor, and longtime Chilmark seasonal resident Vernon Jordan has died at the age of 85. Jordan was known to spend time golfing a Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. In...

SSA cancels some ferries

Updated 1 pm March 2 The following trips on TUESDAY 03/02/2021 have been canceled due to weather conditions. MV MARTHA'S VINEYARD 6 am Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole M/V ISLAND HOME 6 am Woods Hole to Vineyard...

Edgartown shifts town meetings to May 22

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The Edgartown board of selectmen voted Monday to move the annual and special town meeting date, originally scheduled in April, to May 22. Town administrator James Hagerty said at Monday’s meeting of the board of...

Oak Bluffs approves doughnut hole agreement

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In a quick special meeting Monday, Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, ending the 17-year old “doughnut hole” land swap. The agreement gives the Land Bank an...

Two new COVID cases Monday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported two new cases of COVID-19 from over the weekend, both from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. One new case was reported Saturday and the other on Monday. In an...

Farm to shuck to Food Pantry

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Thousands of mature oysters that stood in the way of aquaculture farmers growing oyster seed have been purchased by the Massachusetts Aquaculture Association, brought to a processing plant off-Island, and are now in freezers...

MVCS uses grant to strengthen family childcare on-Island

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) has expanded its youth and family programming, thanks to a grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship, according to a press release. The grant, which was received in the...

VTA offers free rides to Island Food Pantry

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Already offering free rides to vaccine appointments, the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority is now offering free rides to the Island Food Pantry’s new location at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs, according to a...

Update: Hospital fills 900 vaccine appointments Monday

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Updated March 1  In just over one hour, all 900 COVID-19 vaccine appointment slots for this week were filled Monday morning. Martha’s Vineyard Hospital opened 900 vaccine appointments for eligible individuals on Monday, March 1 at...

No vaccine doses available next week

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will not receive an expected shipment of 2,100 vaccines for next week due to a supply chain issue, hospital officials said during an impromptu news briefing Saturday morning. The hospital has been...

Martha’s Vineyard in line to get $5 million in relief

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The Island is in line to get $5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a press release issued by U.S. Rep. William Keating’s office Saturday. The legislation, which was passed by the...

Martha’s Vineyard mourns loss of Vera Shorter, Herb Foster

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The Island lost two of its leading and longtime civil rights advocates Saturday, Vera Shorter and Herb Foster. Shorter was born in 1923 in Huntington, Long Island. Shorter’s life was devoted to family, career, and civil...

Four new COVID-19 cases Friday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported four new cases of COVID-19 Friday, one from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and three from TestMV. In an expanded report Friday, the boards of health reported only 21...

Baptiste jury trial set for September

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Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes amended a jury trial date for Jordan Baptiste to Sept. 22. Baptiste resigned as Steamship Authority port captain, a position he assumed in April 2019, after being charged with...

Judge to decide on access to Dupon medical records

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Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes is taking under advisement a motion for access to the medical records of Zachary Dupon on the night of a crash that resulted in the death of 22-year...

MVC suggests ‘more flexible’ language for energy policy

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) is continuing its review of the draft development of regional impact (DRI) energy policy, which seeks to mitigate the effects of climate change by minimizing fossil fuel use and...

Barnstable rallies to beat Vineyarders in tourney

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Claire Hazard scored on a rebound with 3:04 left in the third period to break a 3-3 tie as Barnstable rallied from two goals down late in the second period to beat Martha’s Vineyard,...
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