Legislation to Extend Allowance for Remote Meetings Is Signed by Governor
Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Wednesday extending a provision of the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law that allows remote participation in public meetings.
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Housing Bills Set for Legislative Hearing
The legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing will convene at 11 a.m. on Tuesday to consider a variety of bills to address housing affordability.
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Governor Baker Clamps Down on Out-of-State Travel
Noah Asimow

Gov. Charlie Baker announced further crack downs on out-of-state travel on Friday, issuing a strict travel order for visitors from most of the country.

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Phase Three Reopening Begins Monday
Noah Asimow
Museums, gyms and movie theatres will be allowed to restart business on Monday as part of the third phase of the state’s gradual reopening plan.
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Governor Baker Announces Phase Two Reopening
Noah Asimow
Thousands of businesses and recreational facilities will be allowed to resume services beginning Monday.
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No New Cases Sunday; Governor Baker Expected to Roll Out State Reopening Plan Monday
Julia Wells
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Island boards of health reported no new coronavirus cases Sunday. On Monday Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to announce the much-anticipated details of a four-phase reopening plan for the commonwealth.
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As Midterm Elections Approach, Island Sees Rise in Voter Registrations
Noah Asimow

It’s an even-numbered year and midterm election season has arrived in Dukes County as well as around the country.

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Tax on Short Term Rentals Nears Reality
Jane Seagrave and Landry Harlan

Legislation passed this week by Massachusetts lawmakers would extend state and local occupancy taxes to short-term rental properties.

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Towns Commit to Good Government
Steve Myrick

In a whirlwind trip to Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, Lieut. Gov. Karyn Polito signed community compacts with four Island towns.

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Attorney General Candidate, State Senator Campaign on Island
Ivy Ashe

On Friday, incumbent state Sen. Dan Wolf, who is seeking a third term representing the Cape and Islands, made a joint campaign appearance with Maura Healey, a first-time candidate who is running for attorney general. The candidates spoke at the Field Gallery to a crowd of about sixty people.

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