Down-Island Towns Adopt Indoor Mask Mandate
The Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Tisbury boards of health voted unanimously to institute a mask mandate for indoor public spaces during a rare emergency, joint meeting Tuesday morning, changing course again as cases climb.
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As Case Spike Persists, Towns Discuss Return to Indoor Mask Mandates
All three down-Island towns are scheduled to hold a joint emergency board of health meeting Tuesday to discuss an indoor mask mandate, as Covid cases continue to double by the week in August.
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Chilmark Beach Staff, EMS and Bystanders Commended for Save
Chilmark lifeguards and town first responders lived up to their name on August 1, saving the life of a visitor who was pulled from the water with the help of bystanders at Lucy Vincent Beach.
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MVC Weighs Demolition of Historic House in East Chop
Plans to tear down a historic East Chop home forced neighbors and historic planners to weigh concerns about increasing home demolitions.
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Review of Records Sheds Light on State Forest Trail Cutting
A comprehensive review of correspondence between the state DCR and staff and board members of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation shows all were closely involved with an aggressive trail cutting project.
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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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