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Confirmed cases at 36

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new confirmed cases Tuesday. The hospital went the entire month of June without reporting a new case before confirming number 29 on July 1, which accounts for most of...

Edgartown designates curbside pickup spots

You may see some rare empty parking spots on Main Street in Edgartown, but don’t stay there for long.  Edgartown has designated 10 new curbside pickup zones for restaurants to help support the businesses during...

Edgartown Great Pond removed from impairment list

Edgartown Great Pond has been delisted from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s impairment list, clearing the way for shellfishing and recreational use. Edgartown Great Pond is a Class SA water body, and the delisting...

Tax filing deadline approaching

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding taxpayers that the deadline to file both federal and state income tax returns is Wednesday, July 15. This date is 90 days after the original April...

SSA meets its prints

Anyone who has spent any time inside the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal knows it’s never going to be confused with any of the Vineyard’s art galleries. But at the urging of terminal manager Leigh...

Mail-in voting will be allowed

The State House News Service reports that a new law will allow for the dramatic expansion of mail-in and early voting in Massachusetts. According to the news service, Secretary of State William Galvin is...

Bus dispute erupts over masks 

Updated July 8 A brouhaha over mask use on a Steamship Authority shuttle bus erupted on June 21 when masked passengers boarded and found passengers inside not wearing face coverings.  Exchanges between the two sets of...

Video: Dwarf whale escapes probable great white shark

 Updated July 8 A video taken on Chappy’s East Beach Friday appears to show what an expert now says is a dwarf whale reeling from a great white shark strike. The marine mammal can be...

Update: Confirmed cases rise to 36

Updated 5:20 pm  TestMV, the Island Healthcare testing site at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, confirmed its 5th positive case Monday. In total TestMV has tested 3,182 people. There are 213 individuals awaiting test results. Meanwhile,...

Postmaster: ‘It’s time for me to go’

After 42 years in the U.S. Postal Service, with 18 years as postmaster in Edgartown and seven as postmaster in Vineyard Haven, Debra Chickering retired, effective Friday. Walking into the backroom at the Vineyard Haven...

No fireworks, but visitors still came

The Fourth of July weekend was busy, but not as busy as is typical on Martha’s Vineyard. That seems to be the consensus from business leaders and Island first responders. “Everybody’s sentiment is that it...

Jabberwocky holds virtual Fourth of July Parade

Camp Jabberwocky continues to be a source of pure positivity for the Vineyard community after taking its own approach to socially distanced Fourth of July festivities. Normally, Jabberwocky puts on an incredible show for the...

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,...