Covid Case Counts Slow Down

With an August spike in the rearview mirror, cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard declined for the third week in a row and vaccination rates continued to inch higher, according to weekly virus reports.

Read More

Car Crash and Heavy Winds Cause Weekend Power Outages
It was a turbulent weekend on State Road, with a car crash and strong winds downing trees and power lines, causing traffic diversions in Tisbury and West Tisbury.
Read More

Scram Albies! Bluefin Tuna Caught from Shore
Devon Metters could have weighed in one of the largest shore-caught false albacore of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish derby’s second day Sunday. He caught a real tuna instead.
Read More

MVC Allows Cottage Demolition in Oak Bluffs
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved a project to tear down a historic summer cottage in East Chop, weighing the benefits of responsible rebuilding against the loss of history.
Read More

Summer Traffic Patterns Shift, On Ferries and on Roads
Covid-19 and the Delta variant continued to have noticeable impacts on Martha’s Vineyard travel patterns, leading to fewer-than-expected passengers, but more vehicle traffic this summer.
Read More

EMS Communications Overhaul Led by Sheriff Is Still a Work in Progress
An ambitious regional project to upgrade the Dukes County radio communications network from analog to a digital has faced significant hurdles.
Read More

Charges Follow Dine-and-Dash Spree
A New York woman has been arrested on a slate of charges connected to an apparent dine-and-dash spree in Edgartown over the past two weeks.
Read More

Oak Bluffs Hires Garrett Albiston as Conservation Agent

The Oak Bluffs select board unanimously appointed assistant health agent Garrett Albiston as its new conservation agent on Tuesday, filling a six-month vacancy in the position.

Read More

M/V Governor Cleared for Service After Lube Oil Leak
The U.S. Coast Guard has cleared the M/V Governor for service after a leak was detected on the vesssel as it was berthed in the Vineyard Haven harbor Wednesday morning.
Read More

Covid Cases Dip As Summer Departs
Cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard continue to dip but remain at the highest rates since the beginning of summer, as Labor Day weekend ends. Boards of health reported 62 cases between August 29 and Sept. 4.
Read More

Pages