April 8, 2020

Trustees Properties Reopen

Trustees Properties Reopen

All but one of the Trustees of Reservations properties on Martha’s Vineyard will reopen Thursday. The Farm Institute remains closed to visitors.
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April 8, 2020

Tisbury Postpones Due Dates for Property Tax Bills to June 1

Tisbury Postpones Due Dates for Property Tax Bills to June 1

Tisbury property owners will have an extra month to pay their real estate and personal property taxes, following a vote by town selectmen Tuesday that moves the due date from May 1 to June 1.

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April 8, 2020

Selectmen Adopt Strict Parking Limits at Menemsha

Selectmen Adopt Strict Parking Limits at Menemsha

Signs will go up, picnic tables will be removed and a 15-minute parking rule will go into effect in Menemsha this week after Chilmark selectmen heard concerns Tuesday about people congregating at scenic spots.

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April 7, 2020

No New Cases for Third Straight Day, Hospital Confirms One Staffer Has Tested Positive for Covid-19

No New Cases for Third Straight Day, Hospital Confirms One Staffer Has Tested Positive for Covid-19

No new coronavirus cases were reported on the Vineyard Tuesday, while statewide confirmed cases continued to soar, along with the death toll from the disease.
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April 7, 2020

Beach Road Weekend Canceled

Beach Road Weekend Canceled

The multi-day music festival, scheduled for late July, was canceled by the Tisbury selectmen Tuesday afternoon.
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April 7, 2020

SSA Begins Further Service Reductions, As Traffic Continues Its Freefall

SSA Begins Further Service Reductions, As Traffic Continues Its Freefall

The Steamship Authority has announced further service reductions on the Vineyard route, beginning this week. The ferry Martha’s Vineyard will go off line on weekends.

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April 7, 2020

Island Churches Lift Up the Message of Palm Sunday

Island Churches Lift Up the Message of Palm Sunday

Worshipers across Martha’s Vineyard prayed and lighted candles during Palm Sunday services that were held online or pre-recorded by Island ministers.
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April 6, 2020

Yard Cancels Performances

Yard Cancels Performances

The Yard has cancelled all programming at its Chilmark campus through June, according to an announcement from the performing arts nonprofit.
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April 6, 2020

Emergency Fund Gets $100,000 Boost

Emergency Fund Gets $100,000 Boost

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard has announced a $100,000 gift to its Emergency Response Fund.
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April 6, 2020

Boards of Health, Hospital Reconcile Numbers on Coronavirus Cases; Nantucket Reports First Death

Boards of Health, Hospital Reconcile Numbers on Coronavirus Cases; Nantucket Reports First Death

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the Island held steady Monday, after case reporting discrepancies among the hospital, boards of health and state led to a one-case overcount.

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April 6, 2020

Island Police, EMS Take Extra Precautions

Island Police, EMS Take Extra Precautions

Staggered shifts and scaling back on arrests are among the new protocols that have been adopted by Island police and emergency responders during the pandemic.
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April 5, 2020

Island Coronavirus Cases Stay Steady; New Field Hospital Planned on Cape Cod

Island Coronavirus Cases Stay Steady; New Field Hospital Planned on Cape Cod

No new coronavirus cases were reported on Martha’s Vineyard Sunday, while statewide cases continued to rise and a new field hospital on Cape Cod was announced by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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April 4, 2020

Disc Golf Closes

Disc Golf Closes

The Riverhead Disc Golf Course off Barnes Road is closed until further notice by order of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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April 4, 2020

Hospital Reports Two More Cases of Covid-19, Bringing Island Total to Twelve

Hospital Reports Two More Cases of Covid-19, Bringing Island Total to Twelve

Two more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed Saturday, bringing the total of confirmed cases on the Island to 12. No one with the virus is hospitalized at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
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April 4, 2020

Help for Homebound Up-Island

Help for Homebound Up-Island

The Chilmark Neighbors to Neighbors hot line is available for residents who need help with errands while they are in isolation due to Covid-19.
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April 4, 2020

Islanders, Make History

Islanders, Make History

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum invites Islanders to share their stories of history in the making so that future generations will know what it was like to be here during the coronavirus pandemic.
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April 4, 2020

Utilities, Banks Offer Hardship Relief

Utilities, Banks Offer Hardship Relief

Islanders out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic are facing tough choices as the monthly bills come in. Local banks and utilities are responding.
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April 3, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Bank Contributes $625,000 to Pandemic Relief Effort

Martha’s Vineyard Bank Contributes $625,000 to Pandemic Relief Effort

The Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank has announced a $625,000 charitable initiative for coronavirus relief through the month of April.

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April 2, 2020

Cronig's Closes Sundays

Cronig's Closes Sundays

Cronig’s Market will be closed on Sundays until further notice, owner Steve Bernier said today. The store is not staffed for delivery or curbside pickup.
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April 1, 2020

Flurry of Activity as Vineyard Prepares for Surge in Covid-19 Cases

Flurry of Activity as Vineyard Prepares for Surge in Covid-19 Cases

No new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday, but with nine confirmed cases and counting, a flurry of preparations continued around the Island.

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