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Leland promoted to fire chief

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 9:50pm

Six years after he joined the department and two years after he was appointed the assistant fire chief, Gregory Leland was promoted to fire chief effective July 1. Leland has a long tradition of fire ... Read full article

Chilmark braces for Memorial Day

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm

Chilmark officials are preparing the town for one of the landmark Vineyard holiday weekends leading into summer. Islanders see the time around Memorial Day conventionally as the start to a steep ... Read full article

SSA Nantucket employee tests positive for COVID-19

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 9:26pm

A Steamship Authority employee at the Nantucket terminal tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release issued by the SSA “The Authority is working closely with public health officials on ... Read full article

Steamship Authority off-season excursion rates extended

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 3:40pm

The Steamship Authority board voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend off-season excursion rates until June 21 for both Nantucket and the Vineyard. The move was an effort to help ease travel burdens ... Read full article

No new COVID-19 cases at hospital 

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 3:40pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new cases Tuesday afternoon leaving the Island’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 31. In its daily update, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported 25 ... Read full article

Island libraries working to reopen

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 2:20pm

With Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening of some businesses and his “safer at home” order, libraries will be allowed to offer some services beginning Monday, May 25. But don’t expect to head to your ... Read full article

‘The opposite of addiction is connection’

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 1:48pm

Those with substance use disorders on Martha’s Vineyard may feel more alone than ever in a time when social distancing and isolation has become the new normal. The in-person support networks such as ... Read full article

Three courses of action for outdoor dining

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 1:37pm

Edgartown is continuing to move forward with its plans to develop outdoor dining for restaurants this summer, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Edgartown town administrator James Hagerty said ... Read full article

Meeting House Place project adds more affordable housing

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 9:57am

The expansive Meeting House Way project headed back to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s (MVC) Land Use Planning Committee (LUPC) Monday night with an updated design, including additional affordable ... Read full article

Miss Jenna and its captain banned from Menemsha Basin

MV Times | May 18, 2020 - 3:54pm

The fishing vessel Miss Jenna, a Vineyard crab and whelk boat, has been banned from the Menemsha Basin by the Chilmark harbor department. Harbormaster Ryan Rossi said he made the decision following ... Read full article