Hello Beautiful, the Pandemic Look Is Out
Will Sennott
Maggie’s Salon, like many businesses on the Island, has been allowed to reopen its doors after months of pandemic-induced closure.
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Pandemic Hits Vineyard Business Community Hard, Survey Finds
Noah Asimow
A survey of nearly 200 year-round and seasonal business owners on the Island found the Covid-19 outbreak has hit the Vineyard business community hard.
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Edgartown Adopts Policy for Outdoor Dining Downtown
Noah Asimow
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.
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Restaurants, Retail Open for Business, Cautiously
Noah Asimow
Closed to the public for months, the Vineyard restaurants, retailers and hotels excitedly — but cautiously — re-opened their doors to customers on Monday.
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Historic Jobless Rates Hit Islanders Hardest
Louisa Hufstader
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.
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Quiet Island Equals Busy Bike Stores as Demand Skyrockets
Noah Asimow
Vineyard bike shop owners report rentals are down, but sales are booming during the pandemic.
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Hop to It! Having Fun Like a Lazy Frog
Aaron Wilson
For Jake and Sarah Gifford, owners of the Lazy Frog store in Oak Bluffs, it's a life dedicated to leisure.
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Edgartown Airs Details for Transforming Downtown Streets This Summer
Noah Asimow
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.
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Pandemic Strands Foreign Workers, Amid Mounting Summer Worries
Will Sennott
Travel delays and bureaucratic obstacles caused by the coronavirus are disrupting the influx of seasonal workers who typically begin arriving on the Island around now.
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Business Community Calls for All-Island Action
Louisa Hufstader
As a truncated summer season looms, more than a dozen Vineyard business owners have issued an open letter calling for a public summit meeting with the all-Island selectmen and boards of health.
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