Phone Meeting to Discuss Construction Ban Draws Crowd of Contractors
Noah Asimow
More than 100 Island contractors and tradesmen who have been affected by the construction moratorium joined a conference call Monday.
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After Standoff With Governor Baker, Construction Ban Stands
Noah Asimow
Construction bans enacted on the Vineyard and Nantucket will remain in place, following a conference call Sunday with officials from both Islands and spokesmen for Governor Baker.
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Vineyard Reports Five More Coronavirus Cases; Construction Bans Stand
Noah Asimow
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said Monday there are now eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the Island, five more than as of Saturday. And public officials said construction bans on both Islands will remain in place, following a Sunday conference call with spokesmen for Governor Baker.
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Patriot Drops Trips
The Patriot boat line has cut its shuttle schedule in half in response to the recently-enacted construction bans on the Island.
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With Third Coronavirus Case Confirmed, Vineyarders Brace for More
Noah Asimow
As coronavirus numbers continue to skyrocket statewide, Vineyarders are bracing for the pandemic spread on Island. The Vineyard confirmed a third positive Covid-19 test in Dukes County Saturday.
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Governor Baker Urges Second Home Owners to Stay Away from Islands
Noah Asimow and Jane Seagrave
The Steamship Authority on Sunday released statistics showing a modest increase in out-of-state vehicles coming to the Vineyard in the first half of March, as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents with second homes on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard to stay home.
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Yellow House Construction Stretches to the Finish Line
Noah Asimow
The historic Yellow House in downtown Edgartown is set to have a dash of red on its awning this summer, with the athleisure company Lululemon signing a multi-year rental deal.
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SSA Budget for Woods Hole Construction Rises to Nearly $93 Million
Louisa Hufstader
The Steamship Authority’s sweeping renovation of its Woods Hole waterfront operations, originally estimated to cost less than $70 million, is now being budgeted at $92,767,283.
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High School Rejected for State Construction Grant Program for a Fifth Time
Will Sennott
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School learned this week that it was not accepted into the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) grant program.
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Renovation Work Begins on the Yellow House
Noah Asimow

With the crush of a sledgehammer and the grind of heavy machinery, construction has finally begun on the long-awaited Yellow House renovation project in the heart of Edgartown.

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