Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

New dates set for some town meetings, elections

MV Times | April 2, 2020 - 11:03am

Tisbury voters were supposed to tackle the town’s business on Tuesday, March 31, but selectmen there were the first to delay the annual New England tradition in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. One by ... Read full article

Falmouth sees ‘significant increase’ in COVID-19 cases

MV Times | April 1, 2020 - 9:08pm

Updated 6 am The town just a ferry ride away has shown a “significant increase” in COVID-19 cases, according to a press release posted by Falmouth officials Wednesday afternoon. Falmouth now has 57 ... Read full article

Aquinnah addresses communication concerns 

MV Times | April 1, 2020 - 5:19pm

Aquinnah officials are looking to address communication concerns between the board of health and other town departments, and are suggesting they participate more in the planning processes of other ... Read full article

Stimulus checks, expanded unemployment coming soon

MV Times | April 1, 2020 - 3:39pm

Qualifying Americans should begin seeing individual checks and unemployment expansion in the coming week, according to the delegation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives. U.S. Congress ... Read full article

Emergency fund makes first grants

MV Times | April 1, 2020 - 3:14pm

An emergency fund set up to help Island nonprofits has already awarded $54,000, according to a press release issued by Emily Bramhall, executive director of The Permanent Endowment. In an email, ... Read full article

Malkin to hold Steamship Authority town hall today

MV Times | April 1, 2020 - 3:05pm

Steamship Authority board chairman Jim Malkin will hold a virtual town hall following today’s 4 pm Dukes County commissioners’ meeting.  Malkin said he chose to hold the meeting because “I wanted to ... Read full article

Light in a dark time

MV Times | April 1, 2020 - 11:16am

Join the Island community in placing luminaries or simple candles outside your home or in your windows as a showing of solidarity and support for the doctors, nurses, first responders, and other ... Read full article

Curb your enthusiasm and ‘stay home’

MV Times | April 1, 2020 - 10:15am

Addressing the “idiots out there,” comedian, actor, writer, and longtime Vineyard seasonal resident Larry David says you should stay inside to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a public service ... Read full article

LeRoux to give online profits to furloughed employees

MV Times | March 31, 2020 - 1:35pm

LeRoux Kitchen is closing down its brick-and-mortar stores and furloughing its 42 employees due to the continued COVID-19 crisis, but will be using 100 percent of its online profits to benefit those ... Read full article

‘I was never sick enough to be tested’

MV Times | March 31, 2020 - 12:51pm

Two women say they are recovering from the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. They had the telltale symptoms of a cough and fever. One of them had a more severe case that included shortness of ... Read full article