Noah Asimow
Wastewater concerns continue to hover over the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s proposed new nursing home facility off the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, with selectmen voting Monday to commission an independent analysis.
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Edgartown wastewater treatment plant


As the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital takes steps to convert vacant units at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation into business and physician office space, a wider discussion has begun to unfold.


With the Wildflower Court wing of Windemere slated to close, Islanders expressed concern for current residents and the Island's elderly in general.

Citing low occupancy and financial losses, trustees at the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center announced Wednesday that the independent living facility at the Island’s only nursing home will close.


The auction held on Friday, June 6, in support of the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s recreation department raised over $24,500.

A prize-winning pig named Wendy, along with a sheep named Ida from the Farm Institute in Katama and a litter of newly born kittens add up to a fun visit for Windemere residents.


Thanks to funding from Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts General Hospital, Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be getting $3 million for exterior building renovations.
“We’re very excited,” Windemere administrator Ken Chisholm said Thursday. “We have a lot of needs on the outside of Windemere.”
Through a $2 million grant from Massachusetts General Hospital and a $1 million grant from Partners, the facility’s exterior will see a complete overhaul: all windows, siding, outside doors and decking will be replaced, Mr. Chisholm said.