Yearly Archives: 2011

Jet Blue arrives on Martha’s Vineyard by way of Boston

Thick fog Thursday dampened the start of nonstop Jet Blue service between John F.

Oak Bluffs says no to overrides, clerk questions election

Oak Bluffs voters defeated two Proposition 2.

SSA Governor’s trip cancellation is explained

The SSA announced late Wednesday, May 25, that the Governor's 6:30 pm trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole had been canceled because of mechanical problems.

Oak Bluffs selectmen confront harbor noise

Oak Bluffs selectmen considered a new outdoor music policy at their Tuesday meeting, but finally settled on a stopgap measure that effectively rules out amplified bands at harbor restaurants until selectmen revisit the issue at their next meeting, on June 14.

Tribe boat assists in rescue of out-of-gas boater

Up-Island emergency responders including police, ambulance, Wampanoag tribe (WTGH) rangers and Coast Guard personnel scrambled late on the morning of May 18 following a report of a "boater in distress" off Lobsterville Beach in Aquinnah.

Coast Guard Station Menemsha dock is rebuilt

The reconstruction of the Coast Guard Station Menemsha dock, destroyed by

Arthur R. Railton

A writer who became a reporter, then a public relations executive, then a historian, Arthur Roy Railton died peacefully at Martha's Vineyard Hospital last week of respiratory failure after a very brief illness.

Judge says Oak Bluffs must pay Martell’s $35,736 legal bill

In a decision May 11, Dukes County Superior Court Associate Justice Tina S. Page ordered Oak Bluffs to reimburse $35,736 in attorney fees to Peter Martell.

Martha’s Vineyard rolls out fishing welcome mat for Mass National Guard

This long holiday weekend the attention of many fishermen will be focused on where best to hook a striped bass, bluefish, fluke, or sea bass.

Canadian firefighting plane scoops Martha’s Vineyard waters

A large yellow plane swooped down over State Beach and skimmed the surface of Sengekontacket Pond Sunday prompting calls from a few startled Islanders.