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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Martha’s Vineyard Says Goodbye to Summer
Martha’s Vineyard reveled in the last moments of a busy summer Monday, closing out Labor Day weekend with ongoing labor shortages, farewells and a not-so-secret excitement for the off-season.
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Covid Cases Hit August High; Third Vaccinations Begin
As Labor Day weekend arrives, a second summer of Covid-19 continues to loom over the Island with case counts staying high, including many clusters among businesses.
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Edgartown Will Postpone 350th Anniversary Picnic
With Covid-19 cases still high, Edgartown will postpone their 350th anniversary picnic after a recommendation from the town board of health Wednesday.
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Selectmen React to Community Center Report
At a special meeting Wednesday Chilmark selectmen reacted to a report detailing an incident that occurred at the town Community Center summer camp, with critical comments and questions.
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