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COVID cases, concerns grow

The Island boards of health reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, for a total of 55 cases since Friday. Of the new cases, 11 were reported from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, 10 from TestMV, and...

He came to relax; he ended up taking on the Island’s nitrogen problem

John Smith’s plan was to transition from a 40-year career in engineering to spending more time at a home he owns in Edgartown, but once he got here and learned about the Island’s nitrogen...

MVRHS sports highlights

Girls hockey  The MVRHS girls hockey team started the season with a pair of Cape and Islands League road games, and came away with a hard-earned point. On Jan. 13, the girls skated against Sandwich at...

Glitchless internet opening for SSA

On Tuesday, the Steamship Authority’s held the 2021 general internet opening for the Vineyard reservations, and it proved glitch-free, according to SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll. “Everything performed well yesterday,” Driscoll said Wednesday afternoon.  Driscoll said...

‘My whole soul is in it’

Four years ago, some women were mad as hell — and quite a few men, too — at the election of a president who was caught on tape saying he could “grab women by the pussy.” It...

Oak Bluffs hires new conservation agent

At a special meeting Tuesday, Oak Bluffs selectmen hired Elisabeth Peterman as the town’s new environmental planner and conservation agent. A former senior planner for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Peterman has an...

Chilmark stokes $11.1 million stations

After some 20 years seeking to replace its cramped, aged, and asbestos-laced fire station, Chilmark appears on the verge of success. Tuesday night, Antonia Kenny of the Falmouth architecture firm Keenan + Kenny walked...

Dog calls, ‘big cat’ highlight Edgartown animal control report

There were 325 dog-related calls, 18 skunk-related calls, and one call concerning a “big cat,” according to a midyear report from the Edgartown animal control officer. The report, which Edgartown selectmen accepted at a meeting...

Whritenour hired as Yarmouth town administrator

Updated 12:10 pm The Yarmouth board of selectmen hired Robert Whritenour as their new town administrator. Whritenour, who lives in Falmouth, was hired as the Oak Bluffs interim town administrator in 2011 before being appointed as...

Stuntwoman faces second arraignment 

Hollywood stuntwoman Kim Washington Longino, whose name has appeared as Kym in some records, is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 22 on a charge of driving with a suspended license. Longino was arrested in...

Small Irish town celebrates Joe Biden

American flags are flying all over the picturesque little town of Ballina, which is nestled on the banks of the River Moy in County Mayo, Ireland. The proliferation of red, white, and blue is...

Steamship task force explores rubbish options

The Steamship Authority’s long-range transportation task force met with Ralph Packer Thursday afternoon to learn more about his barge business, and to gauge his inclination to explore alternative ideas for hauling rubbish off-Island.  Among the...

‘Be the dream that you hope for’

The Martha’s Vineyard NAACP advocated for having open dialogue surrounding racial issues and creating legitimate plans to combat systemic racism in America at the group’s ceremony Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. During...

UPDATE: 32 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday

Updated @4:50 pm The Island boards of health reported six new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday for a total of 32 cases since Friday, including the first positive school case under the new testing program there. The...

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 the MV Martha’s Vineyard and one on the MV Nantucket. Neither employee’s name is being disclosed by the ferry line...

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 in plane passengers in 2020, but federal funding and fiscal management are 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 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 Huntress...
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