April 16, 2020

With Domestic Disputes on the Rise, Police, Advocates Work to Foster Awareness

With Domestic Disputes on the Rise, Police, Advocates Work to Foster Awareness

Stay-at-home orders now in effect Islandwide are posing are new risks for people stuck at home with a physically or emotionally abusive partner.
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April 15, 2020

Selectmen Lambaste SSA Over Proposal to Close Oak Bluffs Ferry Terminal

Selectmen Lambaste SSA Over Proposal to Close Oak Bluffs Ferry Terminal

Oak Bluffs selectmen had strong words of criticism for the Steamship Authority Tuesday after learning that the boat line terminal in their town might not be ready to open in time for summer.
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April 15, 2020

Towns Mull Guidelines Aimed at Allowing Limited Construction to Resume; Hospital Objects

Towns Mull Guidelines Aimed at Allowing Limited Construction to Resume; Hospital Objects

Three Island towns were presented with a plan Tuesday to take steps to get some construction workers back on the job, but there were mixed reviews, and all paused after hearing strong objection from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital president and chief executive officer Denise Schepici.
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April 15, 2020

Masks, Gas and Trash: Stay at Home Questions and Answers

Masks, Gas and Trash: Stay at Home Questions and Answers

What follows is an updated list of answers to questions that Islanders may have about the stay-at-home order.
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April 15, 2020

Open Letter from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Open Letter from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

It takes only one. One person who is Covid-19 positive.
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April 14, 2020

Tisbury Annual Postponed

Tisbury Annual Postponed

Tisbury selectmen voted Tuesday to postpone, for a second time, the annual town meeting, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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April 13, 2020

Coronavirus Cases Stay at 12 for Sixth Day; Hospital Warns Islanders to Stay Home

Coronavirus Cases Stay at 12 for Sixth Day; Hospital Warns Islanders to Stay Home

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard held steady at 12 for a sixth straight day Monday, but hospital leaders warned Islanders to not become complacent.

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April 13, 2020

Rental Relief Available

Rental Relief Available

A new rental relief fund aims to assist Island tenants who are suddenly unable to meet their rent payments due to Covid-19.
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April 12, 2020

Easter Brings No New Cases of Covid-19, As Total Holds at 12 for the Fifth Day

Easter Brings No New Cases of Covid-19, As Total Holds at 12 for the Fifth Day

Easter Sunday marked the fifth day of no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Martha's Vineyard. The Island hospital reported only three tests were still outstanding, and no one is hospitalized with the coronavirus.

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April 12, 2020

Hearing Is Believing: An Easter Sunday Sermon

Hearing Is Believing: An Easter Sunday Sermon

A transcript of the Easter Sunday sermon delivered by podcast from the pastor of the Federated Church in Edgartown.
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April 11, 2020

MVYouth Adds $500,000 to Coronavirus Relief Effort

MVYouth Adds $500,000 to Coronavirus Relief Effort

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the Island Food Pantry, Island Grown Initiative and the YMCA of MV are among those receiving relief from the community fund.
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April 11, 2020

On Day Before Easter, Catholic Charity Overflows in Oak Bluffs

On Day Before Easter, Catholic Charity Overflows in Oak Bluffs

As the coronavirus pandemic gripped the Island, the Good Shepherd Parish in Oak Bluffs doled out hundreds of food baskets Saturday morning to Island families in need.

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April 11, 2020

Island Inn Provides Emergency Housing During Pandemic

Island Inn Provides Emergency Housing During Pandemic

The Island Inn in Oak Bluffs opened this week to provide emergency residence for Islanders who are at high risk of exposure during the pandemic and may need to be isolated from family or other household members.

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April 9, 2020

Numbers Show Unusual Late-Winter Population Swell

Numbers Show Unusual Late-Winter Population Swell

Martha’s Vineyard has experienced an unusual late-winter population swell since the beginning of March, an analysis of traffic statistics shows.

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April 9, 2020

Contact Tracing Is Key Part of Public Health Effort

Contact Tracing Is Key Part of Public Health Effort

Six Island health agents and public health nurses with Island Health Care are hard at work identifying and monitoring every confirmed case of Covid-19 on the Vineyard.
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April 9, 2020

Playhouse Cancels Summer Shows

Playhouse Cancels Summer Shows

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse announced today it has canceled its summer season of live productions, children’s programs and other events.
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April 9, 2020

Longtime Oak Bluffs Summer Resident Dies from Covid-19

Longtime Oak Bluffs Summer Resident Dies from Covid-19

Gary A. Jenkins, an entertainment attorney who lived in Scarsdale, N.Y., died March 29 after contracting the virus. Mr. Jenkins had summered on the Vineyard for more than half a century.

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April 9, 2020

Looking to Fellowship and Compassion to Ease the Pain

Looking to Fellowship and Compassion to Ease the Pain

Today I have been in self-quarantine for almost nine weeks, parallel but completely separate from the pandemic.
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April 8, 2020

Hospital Confirms 12th Case of Coronavirus; Island Health Care Receives Federal Grant

Hospital Confirms 12th Case of Coronavirus; Island Health Care Receives Federal Grant

The latest confirmed case of Covid-19 is a man in his thirties, public health officials said Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases on the Island to 12. In related news, Cong. Bill Keating announced a $513,830 federal grant to Island Health Care.

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April 8, 2020

Tisbury Shoppers Must Mask Up

Tisbury Shoppers Must Mask Up

Anyone entering a grocery store within the town of Tisbury must go alone and wear a face covering, starting Thursday.
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