May 8, 2020

Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Stay at 24 on the Vineyard

Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Stay at 24 on the Vineyard

No new coronavirus cases were reported on the Vineyard Friday, leaving the number of positive test results at 24 on the Island. Statewide, there were 1,612 new cases.

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May 8, 2020

Markey, Warren, Keating Seek Federal Aid for Steamship Authority

Markey, Warren, Keating Seek Federal Aid for Steamship Authority

With the financially strapped Steamship Authority in mind, the Massachusetts Congressional delegation is requesting $3 billion in aid to keep the country’s ferry industry afloat. A letter was sent to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer May 7.
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May 8, 2020

Oak Bluffs Restaurant Owner Plans for Summer of Uncertainty

Oak Bluffs Restaurant Owner Plans for Summer of Uncertainty

This summer Nancy’s Restaurant in Oak Bluffs will mark its 60th year in business. For co-owner Doug Abdelnour it will be an uncertain anniversary.
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May 8, 2020

Virtual Home Tours Begin for Real Estate Brokers

Virtual Home Tours Begin for Real Estate Brokers

Real estate brokers and prospective buyers will be able to take live, interactive tours of Martha’s Vineyard homes on Zoom starting Tuesday.

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May 8, 2020

IGI Launches Food Recovery Challenge

IGI Launches Food Recovery Challenge

A six-week, interactive social media campaign begins next week designed to encourage Vineyard households to limit the amount of food they throw away.
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May 8, 2020

Online Learning Goes On

Online Learning Goes On

Martha’s Vineyard public schools will continue with remote learning plans through the end of the school year.
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May 7, 2020

One New Coronavirus Case Reported Thursday

One New Coronavirus Case Reported Thursday

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new coronavirus case in their daily demographic update Thursday, bringing the Islandwide total to 24 positive cases since the outbreak began.
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May 7, 2020

For Hospital, Pandemic Forges New Community Partnerships Across Language Barriers

For Hospital, Pandemic Forges New Community Partnerships Across Language Barriers

The hospital has partnered with community organizations throughout the Island to make sure that crucial information and guidelines regarding the coronavirus outbreak are communicated to the Vineyard’s most at-risk populations.
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May 7, 2020

Island Innkeepers Join Forces in Appeal to the Governor

Island Innkeepers Join Forces in Appeal to the Governor

Reeling from the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic, innkeepers from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have joined forces to write a letter Gov. Charlie Baker seeking guidance.
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May 7, 2020

Lambert’s Cove Beach Stays Open, Parking Reduced

Lambert’s Cove Beach Stays Open, Parking Reduced

Lambert’s Cove Beach will open to sticker holders this summer, but parking capacity will be cut in half, the West Tisbury parks and recreation committee decided Tuesday.

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May 7, 2020

Oak Bluffs Relocates Its Town Meeting

Oak Bluffs Relocates Its Town Meeting

The Oak Bluffs annual town meeting will move outdoors, but the place has not been determined yet.
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May 7, 2020

Farmers’ Market Moves

Farmers’ Market Moves

The West Tisbury Farmers’ Market will move to the Agricultural Society fairgrounds this summer.
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May 7, 2020

Signature August Events Canceled in Oak Bluffs

Signature August Events Canceled in Oak Bluffs

The Oak Bluffs fireworks will be cancelled this year due to the pandemic, the town firemen’s civic association said late Wednesday.

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May 6, 2020

No New Coronavirus Cases on Island Wednesday

No New Coronavirus Cases on Island Wednesday

Confirmed cases of coronavirus stayed at 23 Wednesday on the Vineyard, and a lone patient who had been hospitalized with Covid-19 was discharged and home in stable condition.

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May 6, 2020

Mirroring National Trend, Routine Hospital Business Plummets

Mirroring National Trend, Routine Hospital Business Plummets

Emergency room and other non-Covid related visits to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital have plummeted over the past month and a half, mirroring a nationwide trend.

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May 6, 2020

Pandemic Disrupts Chilmark Road Race

Pandemic Disrupts Chilmark Road Race

Adding to a long list of summer cancellations due to the pandemic, road race organizers announced Wednesday that the race will not be held as usual this year.
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May 6, 2020

MVC Surveys Island Businesses

MVC Surveys Island Businesses

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission invites all Island businesses and non-profits to participate in the MVC’s Covid-19 business survey.
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May 5, 2020

One New Case Confirmed, Plus One Hospitalized

One New Case Confirmed, Plus One Hospitalized

One person was hospitalized and one new confirmed case of coronavirus was reported on the Vineyard Tuesday, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases on Island to 23.
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May 5, 2020

SSA Traffic Sputters Back to Life, Oak Bluffs Pier Repairs Snag

SSA Traffic Sputters Back to Life, Oak Bluffs Pier Repairs Snag

After a historically bad April for both ridership and revenue, the Steamship Authority continued to take steps to buoy its operation Tuesday.
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May 5, 2020

Gazette Launches Community Survey on Coming Summer

Gazette Launches Community Survey on Coming Summer

The Gazette is conducting an online survey to gain insight about how residents and visitors are thinking about summer in light of the pandemic.

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