April 23, 2020

Five Corners Protest Puts Spotlight on Unemployment

Five Corners Protest Puts Spotlight on Unemployment

A small group of protesters gathered at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven Wednesday to speak out against state and local pandemic restrictions that have temporarily put them and others out of work.

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April 22, 2020

Cuttyhunk, Menemsha Harbors Delay Opening As Boating Season Looms

Cuttyhunk, Menemsha Harbors Delay Opening As Boating Season Looms

With shipyards prohibited under the state stay-at-home order from launching boats, at least two harbors have delayed opening for the upcoming boating season.
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April 22, 2020

Hospital Reports No New Cases of Covid-19; Aquinnah Announces its First Case

Hospital Reports No New Cases of Covid-19; Aquinnah Announces its First Case

Cases of Covid-19 confirmed by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital held steady at 15 on the Island Wednesday. Health officials from tiny Aquinnah separately reported that it had its first case.
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April 22, 2020

Back-to-Work Phase One Begins Monday

Back-to-Work Phase One Begins Monday

Following a monthlong moratorium on construction and other trades, one and two-person crews will be allowed back to work Monday under strict new guidelines.
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April 22, 2020

Oyster Farmers Ready to Harvest, But Have No Place to Sell

Oyster Farmers Ready to Harvest, But Have No Place to Sell

On Katama Bay, oyster farmers are still working, tending their mesh cages. But due to dramatically depressed demand, most oysters maturing this spring will not be harvested.
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April 21, 2020

SSA Governors Wrestle With Financial Crisis

SSA Governors Wrestle With Financial Crisis

Steamship Authority governors took up a laundry list of measures to help the boat line stay afloat on Tuesday, extending the reduced ferry schedule to May 14.

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April 21, 2020

Hospital Reiterates Surge Concerns

Hospital Reiterates Surge Concerns

With a small bump in the Island’s positive Covid-19 cases and Boston’s emergence as a hot spot, hospital officials continued to reiterate their worry.

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April 21, 2020

Contractor Guidelines Posted

Contractor Guidelines Posted

The guidelines under which construction and landscape workers may return to work April 27 have been posted online.
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April 21, 2020

Schools Stay Closed for Remainder of Academic Year

Schools Stay Closed for Remainder of Academic Year

Martha’s Vineyard public schools will stay closed, along with their counterparts around the commonwealth.

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April 21, 2020

Free Meals for Hospital Heroes

Free Meals for Hospital Heroes

The Barn in Oak Bluffs is offering free fried chicken dinners to go for front-line Martha’s Vineyard Hospital workers Friday.
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April 20, 2020

Vineyard Coronavirus Cases Climb to 15 as State Surge Continues

Vineyard Coronavirus Cases Climb to 15 as State Surge Continues

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Island boards of health reported one more confirmed case of Covid-19 on the Vineyard Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 15.
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April 19, 2020

SSA Leaders Say Financial Crisis Snowballed Quickly

SSA Leaders Say Financial Crisis Snowballed Quickly

The decision by the Steamship Authority to seek a financial bailout from the state came together hastily in the span of a few short days.
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April 19, 2020

Community Heroes Keep the Island Running

Community Heroes Keep the Island Running

There are many unsung heroes around the Island, still working and out in the community, virtually and otherwise. Here are a few of them.
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April 18, 2020

Banks Scramble to Help Small Businesses Apply for Federal Relief

Banks Scramble to Help Small Businesses Apply for Federal Relief

Community banks on Martha’s Vineyard worked at a furious pace last week to process hundreds of loan applications for small businesses seeking financial relief before funding ran out.

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April 17, 2020

Hospital Confirms Two New Cases of Covid-19, First Increase in Nine Days

Hospital Confirms Two New Cases of Covid-19, First Increase in Nine Days

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported two more positive cases of Covid-19 on Friday, ending a nine-day caseless streak.
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April 17, 2020

Five Towns Extend Construction Bans to April 27

Five Towns Extend Construction Bans to April 27

Five of the six Vineyard towns have settled on April 27 as the date to phase in limited construction work, voting to extend strict building moratoriums for an another 10 days.

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April 17, 2020

Steamship Authority Seeks Unprecedented State Bailout

Steamship Authority Seeks Unprecedented State Bailout

With cash running low the SSA is urgently seeking a financial bailout from the commonwealth, marking a first.

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April 16, 2020

Vineyard Trust Cancels Summer Events

Vineyard Trust Cancels Summer Events

The Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll and Patron’s Party and Auction in June and the Generations Picnic in July have been called off this year.
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April 16, 2020

No Increase in Covid-19 Cases for Ninth Straight Day

No Increase in Covid-19 Cases for Ninth Straight Day

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 remained unchanged on Martha's Vineyard on Thursday, even as the statewide numbers continued to surge.
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April 16, 2020

Gift Certificates Boost Businesses

Gift Certificates Boost Businesses

Discounted gift certificates are now available to help Island businesses get through the Covid-19 pandemic.
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