Yearly Archives: 2012

Shark mania rolls into town and not a fishing rod in...

Martha's Vineyard is expected to play host to hordes of people who are still afraid to go into the water when JAWSFEST rolls into town.

The Vineyard Haven 15 an enduring Island classic

Mr. Burt designed the Fifteen specifically for Vineyard waters. He designed the hull for the high winds and choppy seas Vineyard sailors faced.

Falmouth road race will cause Sunday traffic delays

The Steamship Authority alerts travelers to expect heavy traffic and delays on the Woods Hole Road and Palmer Avenue throughout the day on Sunday, August 12, the date of the Falmouth Road Race.

State seeks to increase deer harvest with regulatory change

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) relies on the two-week deer shotgun season to make a significant dent in the burgeoning deer population on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Beach in Lagoon Pond closed for high bacteria counts

Oak Bluffs health officials closed Medeiros Cove, near the Sailing Camp Park on Lagoon Pond, to swimming Wednesday, after water tests show more than the allowed amount of harmful bacteria in the water.

Perseid meteor shower will create a celsetial display this weekend

The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak on the mornings, not the evenings, of August 12 and 13.

Police arrest woman for drunk driving charge in two-car accident

West Tisbury police found two bottles of vodka, one empty and one partially full, in the cab of Jennifer Brown's pickup truck after she slammed into the rear end of a car and sent it sliding on its side off State Road near the Island Farms subdivision at 4 pm, Tuesday afternoon.

Sengekontacket Pond to reopen to shellfishing Friday

Oak Bluffs and Edgartown shellfish wardens closed the pond on July 28. Depending on the results of water tests, the pond could reopen Friday.

Oak Bluffs police tackled underage drinkers, rowdy behavior

Oak Bluffs Police made 10 arrests and responded to 104 calls over the course of the first weekend in August, according to a weekend log provided to The Times.

HBO “The Wire” stars add juice to Obama Island fundraiser

Actors from the TV hit series will travel to Oak Bluffs for a fund raiser at the home of Obama supporters Ron and Judy Davenport.