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MVC closes Meeting House Place public hearing

MV Times | July 3, 2020 - 3:42pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed out the public hearing Thursday on one of the largest developments it has ever reviewed — the 54-acre Meeting House Place subdivision in Edgartown.  Thursday’s ... Read full article

Cyr tests positive for COVID-19 antibodies

MV Times | July 3, 2020 - 3:39pm

Updated 5 pm State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, he confirmed on his Twitter page Friday. Cyr said he had had prior symptoms and was walked through how to stay ... Read full article

Thinking beyond the normal

MV Times | July 3, 2020 - 3:39pm

Ovid Ward, a noted Vineyard artist, sculptor, and boat designer, died on June 17 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, at the age of 75. Ward was born in 1945 in West Virginia, and grew up in Roanoke, Va.  ... Read full article

Senate amendments seek tech funds for Cape and Islands

MV Times | July 3, 2020 - 6:07am

The state Senate passed an amendment to a Technology Bond Bill Thursday that will study improved internet for the Cape and Islands, according to a press release issued by state Sen. Julian Cyr’s ... Read full article

SSA debt may not hurt Vineyard towns

MV Times | July 2, 2020 - 5:22pm

Updated July 2, 2020 6:46 pm Legislation passed the Massachusetts Senate Thursday that would put the burden of any deficit the Steamship Authority incurs for 2020 squarely on the commonwealth as ... Read full article

Update: Rockland Trust reinstates BLM signs

MV Times | July 2, 2020 - 2:38pm

Updated 6:40 pm Rockland Trust has reinstated Black Lives Matter signs in the windows of its downtown Edgartown location. The bank kicked a hornet’s nest recently when it opted to take down a Black ... Read full article

Edgartown Race Weekend will set sail in August

MV Times | July 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Edgartown Yacht Club will host the 82nd  signature ’Round-the-Island (’RTI) race on August 1, in addition to the newer ’Round-the-Sound (’RTS) event the same day, according to a press release. ... Read full article

Bishop promoted to sergeant

MV Times | July 2, 2020 - 1:45pm

Edgartown Police Officer William Bishop was formally promoted to Sergeant Wednesday, and is being assigned as a patrol supervisor. Surrounded by family and friends, Bishop was sworn in as the ... Read full article

Baker: Phase three to start July 6

MV Times | July 2, 2020 - 12:42pm

Updated 5:55 pm Fitness Centers, museums, and movie theaters have the green light to reopen — with restrictions — on Monday to kick off phase three, dubbed “vigilant,” of the state’s reopening plan, ... Read full article

Sheriff’s Deputies receive COVID-19 service recognition

MV Times | July 2, 2020 - 10:23am

The Dukes County Sheriff’s Deputies and administrative staff received COVID-19 recognition pins from the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association for their service during the pandemic. Dukes County Sheriff ... Read full article