Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Edgartown cancels Fourth of July parade, fireworks

MV Times | May 11, 2020 - 4:38pm

Updated 5:50 pm Edgartown selectmen voted on Monday to cancel the Fourth of July parade and fireworks because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “That’s not unexpected, but disappointing news,” newly ... Read full article

Parade will salute hospital, essential workers 

MV Times | May 11, 2020 - 3:22pm

Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm at the Edgartown School, the Vineyard’s EMS, fire, and police departments will parade across the Island to pay tribute to frontline grocery, healthcare, pharmacy and other ... Read full article

Dukes County lags in census response

MV Times | May 11, 2020 - 12:56pm

The number of Martha’s Vineyard households responding to the U.S. Census is lagging well behind the state and country response rates, and even those of the rival island of Nantucket. In Dukes County, ... Read full article

Baker unveils four-phase reopening plan

MV Times | May 11, 2020 - 12:44pm

Updated 4:05 pm Select businesses could begin to reopen on May 18 if public health data trends in a positive direction, according to Gov. Charlie Baker who presented a four-phase reopening plan Monday ... Read full article

Sheriff and association make donation to food pantry

MV Times | May 11, 2020 - 10:39am

Sheriff Robert Ogden and the Dukes County Deputy Sheriff’s Association teamed up to donate $1,750 to the Island Food Pantry, according to a press release. The association donated $1,500 and Ogden ... Read full article

Sunday COVID-19 update: one new case

MV Times | May 10, 2020 - 2:51pm

Updated 7:20 pm A newly reported case of COVID-19 brings the Island’s total number of confirmed cases to 25, according to the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health. On Sunday, the Martha’s Vineyard ... Read full article

Food Waste Challenge encourages conservation at home

MV Times | May 9, 2020 - 5:29pm

The Island Grown Initiative (IGI) is holding a Food Waste Challenge that seeks to engage Islanders in actively reducing food waste, and galvanize folks of all ages to think more about what they buy ... Read full article

Painting a picture of a hopeful Island

MV Times | May 9, 2020 - 5:18pm

Some days, you may be hard pressed to find an uncovered face on the Island, and that’s a good thing. It’s a hopeful thing — especially for us Islanders who struggle to conceptualize the possibility of ... Read full article

Good Shepherd Parish gets a boost

MV Times | May 9, 2020 - 4:06pm

This week, the food drive at Good Shepherd Parish got a welcome change in the form of new food donations from Massachusetts companies. Malden-based bakery Piantedosi and Chelsea-based company Oliva’s ... Read full article

Saturday update: no change in MV COVID-19 cases

MV Times | May 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

On Saturday, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new positive tests for COVID-19 The 23 confirmed cases reported by the hospital and another reported separately by the Martha’s Vineyard ... Read full article