Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Karen Jean Child

Karen Jean (Belisle) Child died on Friday, April 3, 2020, at home in West Tisbury, surrounded by her son, daughter, husband, and incredible hospice nurse. She passed after a two-year journey with ovarian cancer....

MVYouth gives $500k for COVID-19 relief

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MVYouth has awarded $500,000 to Vineyard nonprofits to help with their COVID-19 responses.  Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Island Food Pantry, Island Grown Initiative, and the YMCA of MV each received funding. Additionally, a fund was seeded to...

‘I drank a lot,’ motorist allegedly said after Oak Bluffs crash

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A Tisbury resident faces multiple charges following a single vehicle crash Thursday morning.  Oak Bluffs Police have summonsed 31-year-old Francielle Prado DeOliveira to face charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol,...

Chappy Ferry service reduced; Edgartown tax bill due date extended

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On the recommendation of the Chappy Ferry Steering Committee and Chappy Ferry operator Peter Wells, Edgartown selectmen voted unanimously Friday afternoon to reduce ferry service to Chappaquiddick from “on demand” to hourly.  Wells told the...

Steamship Authority lays off more than 100

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Updated April 13 As the pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on ridership, the Steamship Authority has “laid off or furloughed” 114 employees including four captains, SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll told The Times Monday.  The...

Help keep the mail moving

To the Editor: During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a package, a paycheck, benefits or pension check, a...

An Open Letter to Our Community

The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge. At Martha’s Vineyard Bank, we are inspired by the local response, a unique mix of American fortitude, New England stoicism, and a balance of self-sufficiency and neighborly...

Grace Holman

Grace Holman died on April 5, 2020.  Grace, whose native name was “Swan Song,” was born on Feb. 24, 1925, to Helen Handy and Edward Lewis Sr. She was raised in Oak Bluffs; there she...

Saturday: Hospital discloses eleventh positive COVID-19 result

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced Saturday morning that a total of eleven positive tests have come back for the Vineyard.   “To date, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has collected samples for 134 tests for the coronavirus,” a release...

West Tisbury firefighters douse car fire

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Updated at noon Saturday West Tisbury firefighters responded to a car fire at a residence on Waldron’s Bottom Road Saturday morning.  West Tisbury Deputy Fire Chief Greg Pachico said the first firefighter on scene reported back...

Malkin to hold Steamship Authority town hall

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Steamship Authority board chairman Jim Malkin will hold a virtual town hall following today’s 4 pm Dukes County commissioners’ meeting.  Malkin said he chose to hold the meeting because “I wanted to be able to...

National Guard makes Vineyard deliveries

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Updated The National Guard is on the Vineyard to drop off essential supplies for ongoing COVID-19 efforts. In a Facebook post meant to quell any concern about the Guard’s presence, the Edgartown Police Department stated...

Mary Francis Sanborn Perry

Mary Francis Sanborn Perry died peacefully in the home of her daughter on March 18, 2020. She was 84. Mary was born to Frank and Gladys Sanborn in 1936 in West Bridgewater. She graduated from...

Springtime for Turkeys in Vineyard Haven

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While on a walk in Vineyard Haven found a rafter or flock of turkeys enjoying the spring weather and some seemed to pose for a photo - A. Hirshberg

What brings us joy

Readers of the MV Times Minute sent us photos of what's bringing them joy in these trying times. Send us your photos at newsletter@mvtimes.com!

Riley Craig graduates USMC boot camp

Private First Class Riley S. Craig, 19, of Edgartown, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on March 13, 2020. PFC Craig successfully completed 13 weeks...

Bioethics during the COVID-19 crisis: ‘We need an epidemic of kindness’

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Amid the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease COVID-19 across the country and the world, Ruth Faden, bioethicist, professor and founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, spoke with the...

Blau: ‘It’s tenuous for them’

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He was on the phone Sunday talking to restaurant colleagues, consulting with industry mentors, and reading the tea leaves about COVID-19. It had been a busy weekend. Two confirmed cases of the coronavirus on...

Steamship Authority explores screening

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The Steamship Authority is exploring the screening of passengers, SSA board chairman Jim Malkin indicated in a statement to The Times.  “We are looking at all options, including screening, with the local and state medical...
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