On the Water and in the Air, Summer Visitor Numbers are Up
Transportation officials across the Island have reported strong year-on-year traffic increases from 2021 to 2022.
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Charlotte Inn Starred by Forbes
Edgartown's Charlotte Inn has received a 2021 four-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide.
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Still Busy, But Thanksgiving Travel Patterns Shift This Year
Noah Asimow
Thanksgiving week is shaping up to be a busy one on the Vineyard, as visitors appear to be coming early and staying longer, advance booking data from the SSA shows.
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Summer Passenger Ferries Feel the Pinch from Pandemic
Noah Asimow
Passenger ferries to Martha’s Vineyard have either delayed or curtailed summer service, with traffic low due to the pandemic.
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Numbers Show Unusual Late-Winter Population Swell
Noah Asimow

Martha’s Vineyard has experienced an unusual late-winter population swell since the beginning of March, an analysis of traffic statistics shows.

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Steamship Authority Traffic Goes Into Freefall
Julia Wells
Automobile and passenger traffic on Steamship Authority ferries plunged into steep decline this month, just as the coronavirus pandemic began its spread into Massachusetts.
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Governor Baker Urges Second Home Owners to Stay Away from Islands
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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Reduced Ferry Schedule Goes Into Effect
Noah Asimow
Six regularly scheduled ferry runs have been cut effective Sunday, as traffic to the Island begins to decline. Other transit agencies are taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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Martha’s Vineyard Shutters, State Numbers Rise, Hospital Mobilizes for Expected Cases of Coronavirus
Leaders at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said Wednesday morning they expect to see the first positive case of Covid-19 on the Island within a matter of days.
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Ferry Breakdowns, Cancellations Challenge Holiday Travelers
Louisa Hufstader
Breakdowns, delays and cancellations plagued the Steamship Authority fleet over the holiday travel week.
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