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Tisbury School panel approves designs

The Tisbury School Building Committee voted 8-0 to move forward with Option 3, a decision that will allow Tappé Associates to get a more detailed cost estimate for the renovation and addition project. The vote...

No new COVID-19 cases Monday

There were no new cases of COVID-19 Monday. Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported its first September case last Friday. That case marks 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the hospital began testing in March. In total,...

A cairn-do attitude

When dozens of cairns mysteriously popped up along the Lagoon Drawbridge in Vineyard Haven, it didn’t take long for Islanders to notice. In a line spanning almost the entirety of the bridge, these stone...

West Tisbury Police searching for missing man

Updated Sept. 23 West Tisbury Police are asking for the public’s help in trying to locate Adam Friedman, who has been missing since Saturday night, according to a press release. Friedman is a 52-year-old male with...

SSA issues travel alert; diverts boats

On Monday afternoon, the Steamship Authority issued the following travel alert: "The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 9 am to 11 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020, for the entire Cape...

Firefighters respond to Oak Bluffs fire for third time

Updated 7 pm Oak Bluffs firefighters responded to a brush fire behind the town’s cemetery for a third time Monday, after pockets of smoke and flame were discovered during an inspection of the area around...

Rally at courthouse stands against mass incarceration

Dozens of activists stood out front of the courthouse Saturday evening to speak out against racial injustice, particularly in relation to the mass incarceration of minorities in America. Elaine Weintraub, historian and co-founder of the...

Children’s memorial offers families hope

The pandemic has reminded us of the importance of coming together with and for those we love. A partly in-person, partly virtual day of remembrance ensured families could commune and remember their lost children...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, according to published reports. Ginsburg was 87. Reports of her death prompted immediate reaction. On Twitter, state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth,...

Hospital reports new case Friday

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new case of COVID-19 Friday — it’s first this month.  The new case marks 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the hospital began testing in March. In total, the hospital...

Down-Island towns get coastal resiliency funding

Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and Edgartown are set to receive more than $370,000 in state grant funding to reduce coastal storm and climate change impacts, according to a press release from the office of Coastal...

Is Doc Brown banned from town?

A Staffordshire terrier owned by a West Tisbury man is alleged to have bitten somebody in the Manuel Correllus State Forest on Sept. 15. That person suffered a hand infection, West Tisbury Animal Control...

Perlman House offers relief for residents

Sarah Young has been living on the Island for 23 years doing the “Vineyard shuffle” and worrying about her next move. On Thursday, she and others about to move into the Perlman House apartments...

Schools create testing proposal committee 

The All-Island School Committee decided to form a testing proposal committee composed of various stakeholder representatives at their Thursday meeting. In late August, the committee voted to authorize community fundraising to help pay for the...

Beach Road project on hold?

Construction on the Beach Road shared-use path (SUP) project was slated to begin Sept. 8, but as of Sept. 23, no ground appears to have been broken. A recent notice from MassDOT estimated the...

Nantucket sees 30 new COVID-19 cases in past two weeks

Nantucket has reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days, according to the State House News Service. Nantucket’s total number of confirmed cases (79) has eclipsed Martha’s Vineyards total confirmed cases (72)....

Farmers market to run through October

West Tisbury select board members voted unanimously Wednesday night to authorize the West Tisbury Farmers Market to continue operating through October, per its special permit. Selectman Skipper Manter had previously raised questions about the...

Tucker-Underwood seat will remain vacant

Richard Wharton will not be filling a vacated Dukes County commission seat until he is voted in. On Thursday, commissioner Tristan Israel told other commissioners he spoke with Wharton about filling the vacated seat of...

Some Island kids return to in-person learning

Island elementary school students who require additional support in their learning returned to in-person instruction Thursday, as all Island students returned to some form of education — either remote or in-person. Pre-K students (Project Headway)...

Architect releases renderings of Tisbury School project

The Tisbury School architect Tappé Associates posted renderings of what Option 3 — the preferred option of the Tisbury School Building Committee — would look like ahead of Monday’s Zoom meeting at 7 pm. The estimated...