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High school begins surveillance testing program

MV Times | January 5, 2021 - 1:16pm

During a meeting Monday, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee members received an update on the surveillance testing program rollout, which is currently engaged in testing as many ... Read full article

Baker: More contagious COVID is likely here

MV Times | January 5, 2021 - 12:40pm

Gov. Charlie Baker, during a press briefing on Tuesday at Baystate Health in Springfield, said healthcare officials in the state believe a more contagious variant of the coronavirus is in ... Read full article

Edgartown appoints Ted Rosbeck to MVC

MV Times | January 5, 2021 - 12:33pm

In a surprising move, the Edgartown board of selectmen unanimously appointed Ted Rosbeck to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Monday evening.  Selectmen chose Rosbeck, owner of Island Pools and Spas, ... Read full article

Police investigate tree removal

MV Times | January 4, 2021 - 7:56pm

Oak Bluffs Police are investigating the illegal removal of a catalpa tree near Ocean Park on town property. Mark Crossland of Crossland Landscape, who maintains Ocean Park for the town, posted a photo ... Read full article

Another Martha’s Vineyard crew member tests positive

MV Times | January 4, 2021 - 7:48pm

A second crew member of the Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard has tested positive for COVID-19. Four SSA employees have tested positive recently, including someone who works at a terminal ... Read full article

Environmental Police give moose to Wampanoag pantry

MV Times | January 4, 2021 - 2:32pm

Meat from a moose weighing about 700 pounds was given by the Massachusetts Environmental Police (EPO) to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to help stock the tribal food pantry, according to ... Read full article

Christmas bird count sees im-peck-able numbers

MV Times | January 4, 2021 - 1:20pm

Island birders got together Sunday evening to review their tallies of Vineyard species for the 60th annual Christmas Bird Count. The information from the count will be included in the multinational ... Read full article

Gay Head strikes Woods Hole in Hyannis

MV Times | January 4, 2021 - 1:06pm

On Saturday the Steamship Authority ferry Gay Head allided with another SSA ferry, the Woods Hole. The allision occurred in Hyannis at about 10:45 am, according to an SSA release. No injuries were ... Read full article

Update: 28 cases since Thursday

MV Times | January 4, 2021 - 12:22pm

Updated 5 pm There have been 28 new cases of COVID-19 since Dec. 31 as the coronavirus drags into the New Year. Of the new cases 17 were reported from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, nine from TestMV, ... Read full article

First baby arrives Jan. 2

MV Times | January 4, 2021 - 6:46am

The first baby of 2021 was born on Saturday, Jan. 2, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Abe Harold Courtney was born at 4:47 am on Jan. 2. He weighed 8 pounds, 9.7 ounces. His parents are Cassie Bradley ... Read full article