Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Hospital implements safety plan for staff, patients

MV Times | May 27, 2020 - 1:11pm

As it begins to reopen some of its elective surgeries and clinics, and as more seasonal residents and visitors head to the Island for the summer, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital CEO Denise Schepici said ... Read full article

Now playing: More office space?

MV Times | May 26, 2020 - 9:20pm

The Town of Tisbury is looking at using Katharine Cornell Theater for office space to spread out town employees without moving them to other town buildings. Selectman Jim Rogers objected to the idea ... Read full article

Oak Bluffs approves reduced warrant

MV Times | May 26, 2020 - 9:17pm

Oak Bluffs voters will take up a $32 million budget on a slimmed down warrant for the June 16 annual town meeting. The election will be held two days later on June 18. The town is still settling on ... Read full article

Edgartown plans for a different kind of summer

MV Times | May 26, 2020 - 8:00pm

Edgartown officials are beginning to take the deep-dive into conceptual planning for what the busy throughways of downtown might look like this summer. At Tuesday’s board of selectmen meeting, ... Read full article

Tepid start for Vineyard storefronts

MV Times | May 26, 2020 - 3:24pm

Updated 7:50 pm As part of phase one of the state’s reopening, a number of business types were able to reopen Monday, including retail storefronts and barbershops. But with the ongoing pandemic, the ... Read full article

Confirmed cases at 28, antibody positives at eight

MV Times | May 26, 2020 - 3:11pm

Updated The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported its first new confirmed case in over a week, bringing the Island’s total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 28. The hospital has tested 837 ... Read full article

Community celebrates Celeste’s 30th birthday

MV Times | May 26, 2020 - 2:38pm

Celeste Ewing’s 30th birthday celebration included a drive-by of friends, family, and community members. Before 5 pm on Memorial Day, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School parking lot was flooded ... Read full article

Ferry traffic down dramatically on Memorial Day weekend

MV Times | May 26, 2020 - 2:16pm

The usual crowds for sunset at Menemsha were non-existent on Monday night, Main Street in Vineyard Haven was quiet, and one long-time Island resident described the weekend in one word — ”quieeeeettttt ... Read full article

‘Avenue of Flags’ commemorates Memorial Day

MV Times | May 25, 2020 - 1:53pm

Updated May 25, 7:30 pm The annual “Avenue of Flags” at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tisbury honored the lives of those lost in the defense of our country. At noon on Memorial Day, a number of veterans, ... Read full article

High School schedules ‘drive-in’ graduation

MV Times | May 23, 2020 - 5:06pm

Wanting to give seniors a proper farewell, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will be holding a “drive-in style” graduation ceremony at the Agricultural Society property in West Tisbury on ... Read full article