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Masks mandatory in downtown O.B.

MV Times | July 16, 2020 - 1:59pm

Updated 3:20 pm Headed to Nancy’s? On your way to Mocha Mott’s? Then you better have a mask on. On Thursday, the Oak Bluffs board of health approved a new regulation requiring mandatory mask use in ... Read full article

County takes stand on mask wearing

MV Times | July 16, 2020 - 1:48pm

The Dukes County Commission is drafting a resolution to be sent to all Island towns suggesting mandatory fines be enforced for folks not wearing masks. Commissioner Christine Todd, who is also ... Read full article

Star Propane shines at airport business park

MV Times | July 15, 2020 - 4:41pm

Heath Estrella is looking to provide unparalleled service to the Vineyard community and continue his grandfather’s legacy with his new propane company, Star Propane. The new company, which is located ... Read full article

Trustees honor frontline workers 

MV Times | July 15, 2020 - 4:23pm

The Trustees of Reservations, which has several properties on the Island, announced it will honor frontline workers by offering them free admission to most of its 119 properties once a month, starting ... Read full article

Pinning their hopes of suffrage

MV Times | July 15, 2020 - 4:19pm

On July 19, 1915, Suffrage Blue Bird Day, approximately 100,000 colorful, tin 12- by 4-inch blue birds were pinned up on display around the state by the Women’s Suffrage Association, in an effort to ... Read full article

Winning week for Holmes Hole

MV Times | July 15, 2020 - 4:08pm

Another perfect Thursday evening race and a spanking Sunday breeze gave Holmes Hole sailors two more memorable outings. Fourteen sailors turned out on Thursday, along with a serviceable wind that ... Read full article

Station Menemsha helps search for lost boater

MV Times | July 15, 2020 - 4:05pm

On Tuesday Station Menemsha deployed a motor lifeboat after Dartmouth Police reported an overdue boater.  “This man was in a 18′ Carolina Skiff and was supposed to be back by [8am], but as time ... Read full article

M.V.’s mixed mask messages

MV Times | July 15, 2020 - 3:32pm

Across Massachusetts, COVID-19 numbers have plunged from their March and April highs, but a recent uptick of nine confirmed cases on the Island, surging cases across the country, and two more months ... Read full article

Poult in peril rescued

MV Times | July 15, 2020 - 3:17pm

A baby turkey had a close call on Sunday. Disaster might have struck, if not for the intervention of some heroic passersby. While driving in Vineyard Haven on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road on their ... Read full article

Courthouse reopens, officials finally sworn in 

MV Times | July 15, 2020 - 3:13pm

The Dukes County Courthouse reopened Monday for limited service, after closing in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, most court business remains digital, including district court ... Read full article