May 5, 2020

Island Towns Loosen Reins Slightly on Construction Rules

Island Towns Loosen Reins Slightly on Construction Rules

Selectmen and boards of health in six towns have agreed to further loosen restrictions on construction and other trades effective May 11.

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May 4, 2020

Edgartown Town Meeting Moves to a Saturday in June

Edgartown Town Meeting Moves to a Saturday in June

The Edgartown annual town meeting has been moved to Saturday, June 13.
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May 4, 2020

Edgartown Ponders New Look for Downtown

Edgartown Ponders New Look for Downtown

Selectmen are exploring a European model for Main street this summer, with an eye on shutting down portions of the town’s narrow sidewalks, roads and parking lots.
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May 4, 2020

No New Coronavirus Cases Monday on the Vineyard, As Testing Expands

No New Coronavirus Cases Monday on the Vineyard, As Testing Expands

After a three-case jump over the weekend, the number of Covid-19 patients on the Island who have tested positive held steady at 22 for the second day in a row on Monday, despite an expansion of testing at both the local and state level.

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May 4, 2020

VTA Will Reduce Schedule for Summer

VTA Will Reduce Schedule for Summer

The Vineyard Transit Authority will maintain reduced service through the summer, VTA administrator Angie told the advisory board late last week.
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May 3, 2020

Sharks Cancel Summer League Baseball for 2020

Sharks Cancel Summer League Baseball for 2020

The boys of summer will be missing this year, as the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks confirmed Sunday that they will cancel the 2020 collegiate baseball league season.

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May 3, 2020

Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Remain at 22 Sunday

Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Remain at 22 Sunday

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital reported no new cases of Covid-19 Sunday, after reporting three new positive tests the day before.

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May 1, 2020

As May Arrives, No New Cases on Island; Governor Requires Face Coverings Statewide

As May Arrives, No New Cases on Island; Governor Requires Face Coverings Statewide

The arrival of May was greeted with no new coronavirus cases on the Vineyard Friday. Gov. Charlie Baker instituted new statewide face-covering rules to limit the spread of the virus and local officials strengthened their messaging to seasonal residents as stay-at-home orders continue.

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May 1, 2020

With Hunger on the Rise, Food Distribution Expands

With Hunger on the Rise, Food Distribution Expands

Martha’s Vineyard is getting hungrier, say organizers and volunteers with agencies providing food to those in need.

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May 1, 2020

Pandemic Puts Question Marks Around Summer Rental Market

Pandemic Puts Question Marks Around Summer Rental Market

As summer rental deposits come due, the 2020 season is a landscape of question marks for Vineyard vacationers and homeowners alike.

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April 30, 2020

Oak Bluffs Mandates Masks

Oak Bluffs Mandates Masks

The town of Oak Bluffs is now requiring face coverings inside essential businesses, aboard buses and in cabs and rideshare vehicles.
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April 30, 2020

Confirmed Cases at 19 on Island; SSA Begins Requiring Face Coverings

Confirmed Cases at 19 on Island; SSA Begins Requiring Face Coverings

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital marked its third day in a row reporting a new case of Covid-19, bringing the Islandwide total to 19 positives.
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April 30, 2020

Cape Air Requires Masks

Cape Air Requires Masks

Starting Monday, Cape Air passengers must wear masks or other face coverings from check-in to deplaning.
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April 30, 2020

Capawock, Strand Theatres Go Dark for the Summer

Capawock, Strand Theatres Go Dark for the Summer

Given the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the Capawock and Strand theatres will go dark this summer, owner Mark Snider said Thursday.

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April 30, 2020

Banks Field Fresh Flurry for Small Business Relief

Banks Field Fresh Flurry for Small Business Relief

With a rush of applicants overloading servers, the second round of the federal small business relief program was off to a rocky start.
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April 30, 2020

Rent Relief Program Aids Struggling Islanders

Rent Relief Program Aids Struggling Islanders

Islanders needing help with the rent during the pandemic emergency are getting some relief, thanks to a joint program begun this month.

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April 30, 2020

West Tisbury Moves Town Meeting to Tabernacle

West Tisbury Moves Town Meeting to Tabernacle

West Tisbury selectmen have set June 23 at the date for the annual town meeting, which will be held this year in the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle.
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April 30, 2020

Free Lasagna for Front Liners

Free Lasagna for Front Liners

The Wharf in Edgartown is offering up to 40 free carry-out meals of lasagna and salad for two to hospital workers and paramedics this Saturday.
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April 29, 2020

SSA Is Not Requiring Face Coverings on Board Ferries

SSA Is Not Requiring Face Coverings on Board Ferries

Masks or face coverings are now required in most public places indoors and out on the Vineyard. But there is one place where they are conspicuously not required.
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April 29, 2020

Hospital Reports Another New Coronavirus Case, Bringing Total to 18

Hospital Reports Another New Coronavirus Case, Bringing Total to 18

Covid-19 cases continued to climb on the Island Wednesday, with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reporting the third positive coronavirus case in just as many days, bringing the Islandwide total to 18.

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