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Aidan Pollard
A long-serving Edgartown police sergeant is slated to become the next police chief in Oak Bluffs after the town select board voted Monday afternoon to offer the job to Jonathan Searle.
May 13, 2022

Restaurants, food stores, retail shops and farm stands on Martha’s Vineyard keep varying hours. Some have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and staff shortages, and some close temporarily in the off-season. What follows is a regularly updated list of what is open and what is closed on the Island.

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Island Classified as High Risk for Covid

May 16, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard is currently classified as high risk for Covid-19, with case counts on the rise and one person hospitalized with the virus as of Monday, the Island boards of health reported.

Islanders Hear Legislative Update

May 16, 2022

Issues from abortion protections to the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank were top of mind for Islanders at a town hall forum hosted by state Rep. Dylan Fernandes at the Oak Bluffs Library last week.

Oak Bluffs Adopts Flag Policy

May 16, 2022

The progress pride flag will fly from the Oak Bluffs town hall as planned next month, but a new policy will set strict rules for the future about non-governmental flags being flown from town properties.

Tisbury Officers Earn Promotions

May 12, 2022

The Tisbury select board voted Wednesday to promote two town police officers, Andrew Silvia and Edward St. Pierre, to sergeant.