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June 9, 2020

Edgartown Adopts Policy for Outdoor Dining Downtown

Edgartown Adopts Policy for Outdoor Dining Downtown

Edgartown restaurants can now officially apply to expand their outdoor dining capacity, after selectmen approved a policy Monday to allow seating areas on downtown sidewalks.

June 9, 2020

Restaurants, Retail Open for Business, Cautiously

Restaurants, Retail Open for Business, Cautiously

Closed to the public for months, the Vineyard restaurants, retailers and hotels excitedly — but cautiously — re-opened their doors to customers on Monday.

June 8, 2020

Historic Jobless Rates Hit Islanders Hardest

Historic Jobless Rates Hit Islanders Hardest

Numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics show double-digit unemployment across the state in April, and Dukes County is one of the hardest hit.

June 8, 2020

Summer Passenger Ferries Feel the Pinch from Pandemic

Summer Passenger Ferries Feel the Pinch from Pandemic

Passenger ferries to Martha’s Vineyard have either delayed or curtailed summer service, with traffic low due to the pandemic.

June 6, 2020

Governor Baker Announces Phase Two Reopening

Governor Baker Announces Phase Two Reopening

Thousands of businesses and recreational facilities will be allowed to resume services beginning Monday.

June 5, 2020

Edgartown Hones Its Vision for a New Downtown This Summer

Edgartown Hones Its Vision for a New Downtown This Summer

More than 50 Edgartown business owners and townspeople attended a hearing on the town’s budding outdoor summer dining plan.

June 5, 2020

As Testing Ramps Up, New Cases Reported

As Testing Ramps Up, New Cases Reported

In the Island’s biggest day of coronavirus testing since the pandemic began, the boards of health reported three new antibody cases and three new symptomatically positive patients on the Vineyard Thursday.

June 4, 2020

Hospital Gets Back to Business for Summer

Hospital Gets Back to Business for Summer

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s main entrance has officially reopened to patients, marking a major milestone as the hospital, and Island, look toward summer.

June 1, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Facility for the Island Opens With Fanfare

Coronavirus Testing Facility for the Island Opens With Fanfare

The comprehensive coronavirus testing facility at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School was opened to the public on Monday, less than three weeks after it was announced.

May 31, 2020

One New Case Reported on the Vineyard Sunday

One New Case Reported on the Vineyard Sunday

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new coronavirus case on Sunday morning, the third in the past week after a previous nine-day break in cases.

May 30, 2020

Early Results Announced, as Comprehensive Testing Begins

Early Results Announced, as Comprehensive Testing Begins

All 10 participants in the first round of coronavirus testing at the high school have tested negative for the virus.

May 29, 2020

Dogs Are Banned From Lambert’s Cove Beach

Dogs Are Banned From Lambert’s Cove Beach

Dogs will not be allowed on Lambert’s Cove Beach for the remainder of the pandemic, the West Tisbury board of health announced Friday.

May 29, 2020

Governor Sketches Guidelines for Restaurant, Lodging Reopenings

Governor Sketches Guidelines for Restaurant, Lodging Reopenings

Gov. Charlie Baker announced preliminary guidelines on Friday for shuttered restaurant and lodging services, beginning June 8.

May 28, 2020

One New Coronavirus Case Reported Thursday

One New Coronavirus Case Reported Thursday

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new case of Covid-19 on Thursday — the second case in three days on the Island after a weeklong case-free lull.

May 28, 2020

New Coronavirus Testing Site Begins Rollout

New Coronavirus Testing Site Begins Rollout

The first round of comprehensive coronavirus testing on the Vineyard commenced with a slow rollout on Thursday.

May 28, 2020

Summer Lunch Program Gears Up for Island Children

Summer Lunch Program Gears Up for Island Children

Island Grown Initiative is preparing to serve up to 800 free lunches a day to Martha’s Vineyard children this summer.

May 27, 2020

Feast of the Holy Ghost Will Pause

Feast of the Holy Ghost Will Pause

The richly historic Feast of the Holy Ghost, a 100-year summer tradition in Oak Bluffs, will pause this summer, the Portuguese-American Club said.

May 27, 2020

Hospital Begins Slow Reopening for Non-Covid Patient Care

Hospital Begins Slow Reopening for Non-Covid Patient Care

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is reporting a recent uptick in non-Covid patients as it begins to reopen for the summer.

May 27, 2020

Edgartown Airs Details for Transforming Downtown Streets This Summer

Edgartown Airs Details for Transforming Downtown Streets This Summer

Edgartown’s inchoate European model for downtown avenues and restaurants came into focus on Tuesday, as town administrator James Hagerty aired various proposals that would close off streets, limit parking and allow for outdoor dining in the summer during the pandemic.

May 26, 2020

One New Case Confimed Tuesday, Ending Nine-Day Lull

One New Case Confimed Tuesday, Ending Nine-Day Lull

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new coronavirus case on the Island Tuesday, ending a nine-day stretch with no new cases.

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