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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Governor Outlines Slow-Motion Approach for State Reopening
Noah Asimow
Island restaurant and hotel owners reacted with frustration Monday after Gov. Charlie Baker announced his ultra-slow reopening plan for the commonwealth.
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Green Room Rides Wave of Cautious Optimism
Barry Stringfellow
The Green Room — the Main street Vineyard Haven store that’s become something of an Island institution — is adapting to the new normal.
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Essay Winners Announced
Leah Cimeno, Charlotte Cramer and Holden Graczykowski are winners of the Edgartown Board of Trade’s annual Mother’s Day essay contest.
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Island Innkeepers Join Forces in Appeal to the Governor
Will Sennott
Reeling from the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic, innkeepers from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have joined forces to write a letter Gov. Charlie Baker seeking guidance.
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Tisbury Allows More Aquaculture
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen granted a second aquaculture license for town waters Tuesday, conditionally approving a license for Jeffrey Canha to raise oysters in Lagoon Pond.
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Little House Café Is Changing Hands
Louisa Hufstader
The popular Vineyard Haven restaurant Little House Cafe will come under new ownership in July. The buyer is Chilmark resident Brook Katzen.
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Gift Certificates Boost Businesses
Discounted gift certificates are now available to help Island businesses get through the Covid-19 pandemic.
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