Contagious Virus Variant Detected on Island

A more virulent strain of the Covid-19 virus has been identified on Martha’s Vineyard, hospital officials confirmed Friday, after positive test samples were sent to a state lab for testing.

Commission Effort to Update DRI Checklist Hits Snags

A lengthy effort to update the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s development of regional impact checklist has stalled again over vague language regarding demolitions and restaurant expansions.

New Firehouse Tops Chilmark Warrant

After making several last-minute additions, the Chilmark select board approved a hefty 37-article town meeting warrant this week. Town meeting is scheduled for May 24.

Starry Spring Nights

So much has changed overhead at night. The transition from winter to spring is complete overhead.

Tisbury Eyes New Revenue, Warrant Articles

Tisbury’s fortunes are getting a six-figure boost from short-term rentals and a retail marijuana agreement, with more new income streams in the works, town officials said this week.

Food Drive at Ag Hall Saturday

From noon to 5 p.m. April 10, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society is gathering contributions for the Island Food Pantry.

As Vaccine Demand Exceeds Supply, Islanders Look to Mainland

With only one vaccination site at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, some Islanders are crossing the sound for vaccine appointments.

Three Candidates Vie for Two Seats in Oak Bluffs

One-term incumbent Jason Balboni faces challenges from political newcomer Emma Green-Beach and former airport commissioner Rich Michelson.

County Commissioners Plead for More Vaccine from State

The Dukes County Commissioners voted to send a letter to the state Department of Public Health, Gov. Charlie Baker and state representatives requesting more coronavirus vaccines for Dukes County.

Passion for Helping Kids Fuels Full-Circle Journey

Dhakir Warren, high school director of student affairs, steps into a new role this summer as executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Martha’s Vineyard.

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