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Emergency fund makes first grants

An emergency fund set up to help Island nonprofits has already awarded $54,000, according to a press release issued by Emily Bramhall, executive director...

Peter Boak extends his stay with Island Community Chorus

Every cloud really does have a silver lining. Music director of Island Community Chorus, Peter Boak, who planned to retire after the chorus’ December...

Hear it through The Grapevine

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Grapevine student-led broadcast is continuing to inform the community, despite social distancing requirements.  Instead of meeting together in a...

Chilmark: We’re all connected

We may have thought it an April Fool's Day joke, but schools will remain closed through April. Days are no longer marked by the...

National Guard makes Vineyard deliveries

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...

Curb your enthusiasm and ‘stay home’

Addressing the “idiots out there,” comedian, actor, writer, and longtime Vineyard seasonal resident Larry David says you should stay inside to help prevent the...

A message of hope

To the Editor: On this day that can be considered very dark and uncertain, I thought about sending this message of hope to the people...

LeRoux to give online profits to furloughed employees

LeRoux Kitchen is closing down its brick-and-mortar stores and furloughing its 42 employees due to the continued COVID-19 crisis, but will be using 100...

‘I was never sick enough to be tested’

Two women say they are recovering from the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. They had the telltale symptoms of a cough and fever. One...

Pilgrim decommissioning continues during pandemic

Work decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is ongoing amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. The plant shut down permanently at the end of May. The...

Sheriff says Vineyard prisoners safer incarcerated 

Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden says he stands with all other Massachusetts sheriffs against a wholesale release of people jailed in the state as...

CEO: Nine serious cases will overwhelm hospital

Nine cases of COVID-19 requiring serious medical attention could overwhelm the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, according to hospital CEO Denise Schepici. Speaking to more than 130...

Island construction ban is back on 

The Island’s construction ban is back on after representatives from Gov. Charlie Baker’s office conceded that Island boards of health have the authority to...

No new cases for Dukes County Sunday

On Sunday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) released its daily count of confirmed cases and deaths due to COVID-19 showing an additional 698...

Should we stay or should we go?

Laurel Schneider had a decision to make, and it was a difficult one: where should she stay-at-home during the COVID-19 pandemic? She could stay...

Personal protective gear, volunteers needed

The lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders has been a hot topic nationwide and here on the Island...

Cape Cod 5 commits $500,000 to local relief

The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank has committed $500,000 in relief funds to support response and mitigation efforts on Cape Cod, the Islands,...

The Electoral College is here to stay

Politics and primaries have rightly taken second place to concerns about COVID-19. But recently, as we move toward the presidential election, renewed criticism has...

SSA slip work continues in Woods Hole

Construction of the Steamship Authority’s terminal and slip project in Woods Hole continues, though contractor Jay Cashman Inc. finishes each day securing the site...

Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion relief bill that will send cash payments to many Americans, businesses, and health care facilities.  Many people who...