Vineyard Marks Fourth of July With Quiet Celebrations
Julia Wells
Martha’s Vineyard celebrated the Fourth of July with quiet celebrations in the morning, and later in the day on the water and at the shore. The holiday was muted this year.
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West Tisbury Town Election Is Today
Julia Wells
West Tisbury voters go to the polls today to decide a contest for selectman. Polls are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town public safety building.
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Ovid Ward, Eclectic Artist and Boatbuilder With Deep Edgartown Roots, Dies at 75
Julia Wells
The well-known Vineyard artist, boat designer and sculptor, died June 17 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 75.
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Museum Executive Director Will Leave
Julia Wells
Phil Wallis, who moved to the Vineyard in 2016 to take over the top post at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum will step down, museum leaders said in a press release.
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Hospital, Windemere Staff Join Peaceful Protests
Julia Wells
In an expression of solidarity with peaceful protesters around the country, staff at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center held a kneel-in Friday afternoon at the hospital campus in Oak Bluffs.
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Police Case Settled
Julia Wells

Attorneys on both sides of a bitter, four-year dispute which centers on painful charges of racism against the town of Tisbury and its police department announced yesterday that a settlement has been reached in the case.

Attorneys for Theopholis M. (T.M.) Silvia 3rd and the town of Tisbury said yesterday that the terms of the settlement are extremely complicated and will not be disclosed until the agreement is approved by both the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and a Superior Court judge.

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One New Case Confimed Tuesday, Ending Nine-Day Lull
Julia Wells
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new coronavirus case on the Island Tuesday, ending a nine-day stretch with no new cases.
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Martha’s Vineyard Celebrates Memorial Day With Flags Flying, Quiet Solemnity
Julia Wells
Light crowds and every kind of weather were the hallmarks of the holiday weekend on the Vineyard this year, with fishermen hitting the shorelines from Menemsha to Chapaquiddick, day sailors tacking about out in protected harbors and small groups strolling downtown streets. Today is Memorial Day.
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SSA Closes Oak Bluffs Terminal After Seastreak Employee Reports Covid Contact
Julia Wells
The Oak Bluffs terminal building was abruptly closed Friday afternoon after the report from a shoreside employee for the ferry Seastreak.
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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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