August Spike in Covid Cases Continues
TestMV — the Island’s free testing site — has also received approval to move from the West Tisbury School to the Agricultural Hall, with the facility seeing a rise in test recipients in recent weeks.
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From Capitol Hill to Oak Bluffs Pulpits; Finding a Way Out of No Way
On Saturday night at 10 p.m., Sen. Raphael Warnock was on Capitol Hill, fighting to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill. On Sunday morning Reverend Warnock was preaching on Martha’s Vineyard.
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South Beach Reopens After Shark Sighting
South Beach has reopened after a shark sighting closed the popular Edgartown beach to swimming earlier Tuesday. Edgartown parks department director Jessica McGroarty said that the sighting occurred at 12:15 p.m.
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Private Jets Jammed Airport for Presidential Birthday Party, Straining Resources
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport reported a major jam-up of private jet traffic over the weekend, much of it stemming from President Barack Obama’s 60th birthday bash. Airport manager Geoffrey Freeman said private jets crowded the tarmac at the small airport all weekend, draining fuel supplies.
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Covid Cases Keep Climbing; More Clusters Reported
Covid-19 cases have shot back up on Martha’s Vineyard, with health agents reporting 48 new positive tests during the first week in August, including three case clusters at Edgartown businesses.
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Confusion Surrounds Cottage Demolition

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission is retroactively reviewing the demolition of a historic Oak Bluffs cottage that was torn down prior to referral, causing confusion.

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Car Chase Leads to Arrest, Toppled Tombstones
Edgartown police were led on a car chase that snaked through Upper Main Street and ended in the town cemetery on Thursday morning with an arrest, a vehicle tow and a few toppled tombstones — but no injuries.
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Delta Variant Drives Covid Cases Higher
Covid cases are on the rise again on Martha’s Vineyard, as the highly contagious Delta variant makes its presence felt around the Island.
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MVC Explores First-of-its-Kind Carrying Capacity Study
A growing number of ecological, economic and social pressures have prompted Island planners to consider a first-of-its-kind carrying capacity study for Martha’s Vineyard.
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If the Shoe Fits; Social Causes Champion Takes on Mental Health
Shoe designer Kenneth Cole recently started the Mental Health Coalition, a nonprofit aimed at changing the stigma around mental health issues.
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