Businesses

Nantucket Newspaper Returns to Local Ownership

After 30 years of corporate ownership, the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror will be sold to an island-based ownership group.

Loving Life at the Speed of Putt Putt

Island Cove Adventures opened in September of 1992. Now, it's time for a new owner.

Paycheck Protection Program Preserves Thousands of Jobs

More than 6,000 Island workers spanning nearly 900 small businesses, nonprofits and sole proprietorships had their jobs preserved through the PPP.

Phase Three Reopening Sees Mixed Response on the Vineyard

Two of the Island’s four cinemas will soon be showing movies again, as the third phase of pandemic reopening begins. But many businesses are taking a more gradual approach.

Hello Beautiful, the Pandemic Look Is Out

Maggie’s Salon, like many businesses on the Island, has been allowed to reopen its doors after months of pandemic-induced closure.

Pandemic Hits Vineyard Business Community Hard, Survey Finds

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.

Edgartown Adopts Policy for Outdoor Dining Downtown

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.

Restaurants, Retail Open for Business, Cautiously

Closed to the public for months, the Vineyard restaurants, retailers and hotels excitedly — but cautiously — re-opened their doors to customers on Monday.

Historic Jobless Rates Hit Islanders Hardest

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.

Quiet Island Equals Busy Bike Stores as Demand Skyrockets

Vineyard bike shop owners report rentals are down, but sales are booming during the pandemic.

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