Town Meeting Notebook 2020

In a year like no other, a traditional rite of New England springtime was upended, with town meetings postponed, budgets trimmed, warrants downsized, elections delayed and venues changed.

Get Tested!

The news this week that two individuals without symptoms tested positive for Covid-19 at TestMV’s drive-through site is the best argument yet for getting a test.

A Simple Message

There is one strong takeaway from the Gazette's recent survey on summer plans: people want guidance.

Silent Majority

What should summer on Martha’s Vineyard look like?

Staying Afloat

No Island institution has escaped the crushing effects of the coronavirus crisis, including the Steamship Authority.

Plotting a Course

It has been clear for some time that summer 2020 would be different, but the picture came into sharper focus this week with the announcement that the Agricultural Fair has been canceled.

Too Soon

The sun finally came out over the weekend, and so did more than a few unwary people, risking themselves and others.

All for One

If there is a thread of positivity in the grim shroud of the looming pandemic, it is the way the Island’s elected leaders have come together to deal with the coronavirus threat.

Getting By

We wait for the inevitable arrival of the coronavirus like a slow-moving tidal wave, certain only that it will be terrible when it comes.

Changing of the Guard

The Dukes County Commission made a sensible choice this week in appointing James Malkin as the new Steamship Authority governor for Martha’s Vineyard.