Yearly Archives: 2014

Deteriorating East Chop bluff qualifies for FEMA funding

At Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting, Oak Bluffs town administrator Robert Whritenour announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reversed its initial rejection...

New Oak Bluffs harbor marine fuel dock set to open in...

Updated 8:25 am, Thursday This summer, Oak Bluffs harbormaster Todd Alexander will no longer have to field a steady stream of complaints from boaters about...

Fired airport employee sues Airport Commission to get her job back

Beth Tessmer, a nine-year employee who was promoted, suspended, and then fired in less than one year, filed a civil complaint on May 6...

New state testing plan could mean fewer closed Island beaches

Local health authorities will not have to close beaches to swimming unless water samples fail to meet public health standards two days in a row.

SSA approves new Woods Hole terminal concept plan

The Steamship Authority (SSA) Tuesday approved a “preferred alternative” design concept for a new Woods Hole terminal with the caveat that “the site’s accessibility...

Governor proposes to lift liquor license cap

Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed to eliminate the cap on liquor licenses in communities around the state, and local leaders couldn’t be drunker with...

Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct free vessel safety checks

National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday, May 17. In that spirit, the Martha’s Vineyard detachment of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer free safety...

Correction

A news story published May 8,  "Battling Addiction on Martha's Vineyard" mistakenly stated that Richard Manning has been a resident at Vineyard House since December...

M.V. softballers best O’ Bryant, 21-9

The Vineyarders improved to 5-10 with a 21-9 six-inning win over John O’ Bryant on May 12 in Boston. Mariah Duarte was 3 for 4...

Boys tennis team wins three

The MVRHS boys tennis team bounced back after suffering its first defeat of the season May 7 against Bishop Feehan by winning three straight...