Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Chamber to host forum on weathering COVID-19 crisis

MV Times | April 7, 2020 - 2:05pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce will host an interactive virtual discussion on Wednesday, April 8, at 12 pm, surrounding the challenges the current public health crisis poses for Vineyard ... Read full article

Steamship Authority further reduces Vineyard schedule

MV Times | April 7, 2020 - 1:53pm

Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard will only make three round-trip weekday crossings between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven starting Thursday, the ferry line announced in a Tuesday tweet. A ... Read full article

West Tisbury PD releases second Portuguese PSA

MV Times | April 7, 2020 - 12:39pm

O vídeo, que é um anúncio de serviço público, lembrou as pessoas que uma restrição de permanência em casa está em vigor até 4 de maio e uma moratória da construção em vigor até 21 de abril. O anúncio ... Read full article

Hospital staff member among confirmed cases of COVID-19

MV Times | April 7, 2020 - 11:38am

Updated 5:20 pm A staff member at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is one of the 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Island. Claire Seguin, chief clinical and quality officer, confirmed the case ... Read full article

Celebrating a quaranTEEN birthday

MV Times | April 7, 2020 - 11:37am

  My youngest son, Walter (a sixth-grader at the West Tisbury School), had an exciting spring ahead of him with his 13th birthday on April 3 (falling on a Friday, which is very exciting in the ... Read full article

Island weddings will have to wait

MV Times | April 7, 2020 - 10:23am

Like the majority of other businesses on Martha’s Vineyard that rely on off-Island visitors as their primary source of income, the wedding industry is facing an unprecedented situation as many couples ... Read full article

Good Shepherd Parish offers drive-up food distribution

MV Times | April 7, 2020 - 10:20am

In Oak Bluffs, Good Shepherd Parish takes the gospel message “feed my people” to heart. The parish center at 55 School St. typically hosts free food distribution twice a month, every first Tuesday and ... Read full article

Keating says president should listen to Baker

MV Times | April 6, 2020 - 8:14pm

Gov. Charlie Baker requested 1,700 ventilators from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but only received about 100, something the state’s congressional delegation called “grossly ... Read full article

Edgartown, O.B. extend construction bans

MV Times | April 6, 2020 - 4:11pm

Edgartown and Oak Bluffs became the latest towns to extend their stay-at-home orders through May 4, and construction bans through April 21. Both boards of selectmen met in separate meetings Monday ... Read full article

Permanent Endowment emergency fund gets $100,000 grant

MV Times | April 6, 2020 - 4:03pm

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard on Monday announced that its Emergency Response Fund received a gift of $100,000 from the Barr Foundation to bolster its support of Island nonprofits in ... Read full article