Officials said the land transfer is crucial because it will allow Navigator to take in about $53 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 


Construction on an Edgartown skilled nursing complex with workforce housing could start later this year after it received its final state approval this week.

The Edgartown planning board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the hospital’s skilled nursing facility and workforce housing development.

The Edgartown Planning Board weighed in on proposed Navigator Homes skilled nursing and workforce housing facility this week, seeking to address both town concerns and those of abutters.

On Sunday afternoon at the Federated Church in Edgartown, an entranced audience of nearly 100 Islanders heard what Bach’s music may well have sounded like when it was new, 300 years ago.

The Handel and Haydn Society is coming to the Vineyard for a concert on Jan. 15 to benefit Navigator Homes.