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Schools to seek expert help before testing

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 8:22pm

After weeks of exhaustive discussion surrounding a testing program for students and staff, Island schools are seeking the expertise of health specialists before launching the undertaking. At an All ... Read full article

One new COVID-19 case at hospital

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 8:11pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new case of COVID-19 Thursday, a male in his 20s, marking two new cases in two days. The new case follows the hospital confirming on Wednesday it had ... Read full article

Food service needs expected to triple this winter

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 3:01pm

The demand for food access programs this winter is expected to increase threefold compared with last year. According to Rebecca Haag, executive director for Island Grown Initiative (IGI), the Food ... Read full article

Additional $100,000 donated to combat homelessness

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 1:38pm

Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, the Island’s homelessness prevention program, will receive three donations totaling $100,000, according to a press release. The donations come from the Martha’s ... Read full article

County weighs in on homelessness and climate change

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 1:31pm

Dukes County commissioners discussed at a meeting Wednesday how to best use funds donated by the hospital and charitable foundations to establish homeless shelters on-Island. In years past, the Houses ... Read full article

Chilmark house fire quickly extinguished

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 12:22pm

Firefighters from Chilmark, Aquinnah, and West Tisbury responded to a late-morning structure fire on Shotnaigher Lane Thursday. The fire forced traffic down to one lane on State Road in the area of ... Read full article

‘We are the original people of this land’

MV Times | October 7, 2020 - 3:23pm

As a longtime historian, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and program director at the Aquinnah Cultural Center, Linda Jeffers Coombs knows a lot about her ancestors. Still, in ... Read full article

Bow hunting season underway; wear orange

MV Times | October 7, 2020 - 3:05pm

Bow hunting began on Monday. It runs through the entirety of deer season, which ends Jan. 1. Bow hunters aren’t required to wear hunter orange until the first Monday after Thanksgiving, when shotgun ... Read full article

Legion flag to honor WWI veteran

MV Times | October 7, 2020 - 3:03pm

For the month of September, the flag of Lester Malcolm Lane, a U.S. Army veteran of World War I, will fly at the American Legion Post 257 in Vineyard Haven. Lane was a founding member of the ... Read full article

Cape Light Compact offers increased savings

MV Times | October 7, 2020 - 3:02pm

Cape Light Compact is offering increased incentives on energy-efficient upgrades to help Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard businesses, according to a press release.  Businesses can take advantage of ... Read full article