Aidan Pollard

Free Test Kit Distribution Resumes Monday
Distribution of free Covid-19 home test kits resumes in Island towns beginning Monday, after shipment was delayed this week. Every town is expected to receive 2,700 test kits.
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County Commission, Advisory Board Spar Over Rescue Plan Funding
Amid ongoing talks about the distribution of some $3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Dukes County Commission pushed back this week against inquiries from the county advisory board over its own jurisdiction in the process.
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Covid Cases Continue to Surge, Despite Slight Decline from Last Week
Cases of Covid-19 on the Island continued to spike with 457 confirmed cases for the week ending Jan. 15, Island boards of health reported, as free test kit distribution continues this week.
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Woods Hole Terminal Project Sees More Cost Overruns
Steamship Authority governors welcomed a new member Tuesday and approved another expenditure for the Woods Hole Terminal reconstruction project.
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Christy Sisters Run and Jump into the Record Books
Regional high school juniors Eloise and Adrienne Christy have one major thing in common (besides being identical twins): school records.
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Last Up, Oak Bluffs Puts Housing Bank on Town Meeting Warrant
The much-debated article to create a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank will go on the annual town meeting warrant Oak Bluffs, after a unanimous vote by the select board Tuesday night.
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Facing Climate Change, Chappy Tackles Preparedness
If climate change put Martha’s Vineyard under a magnifying glass, tiny Chappaquiddick is under a microscope. Work has begun on an emergency response plan.
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More Covid Test Kits Headed to Island
Facing a rush of demand on the Island for at-home Covid-19 testing, Island Health Care has ordered 28,350 more rapid test kits as cases of the virus hit record numbers on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Track and Field Review Drains High School Funds
The regional high school has run out of money for planning and design work on the new track and field at the school, after an exhaustive review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.
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Covid Cases Hit New Record; Free Test Kit Distribution Set for Tuesday
As Covid-19 cases climb sharply, some 4,000 free rapid home test kits will be distributed on the Vineyard beginning Tuesday. Distribution will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon in all six towns, according to a statement from Island Health Care late Monday afternoon.
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