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First-time fisherman lands a northern kingfish

Anna Marie D'Addarie of Oak Bluffs pondered for years about what to do with the fishing gear of her late husband, Don Creighton, an...

Oak Bluffs Fire Department rife with dissension

After the Oak Bluffs Fire Department full-time paramedic/firefighters officially joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) last Thursday, a number of them went...

Oak Bluffs firefighters/paramedics vote to unionize

On a steamy Thursday morning, eight of the 10 Oak Bluffs firefighters and paramedics gathered at the Portuguese-American Club to take the oath that...

Edgartown Deputy Chief Alex Schaeffer earns state accreditation

Edgartown Deputy Fire Chief/Ambulance Coordinator Alex Schaeffer has earned fire chief accreditation from the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission. The commission is appointed by Gov....

2017 commercial summer flounder fishery closes Wednesday

The Massachusetts’ 2017 commercial summer flounder (fluke) quota of 385,988 pounds is projected to be taken on Tuesday, July 18. Accordingly, Massachusetts fluke fishery...

Head-on collision closes Barnes Road

Barnes Road was closed early Monday morning at approximately 7:30 after two cars collided head-on. One of the drivers apparently fell asleep at the...

Oak Bluffs selectmen tentatively approve second craft beer fest

Update 7/13:The prospect of a second annual Martha’s Vineyard Craft Beer Festival overcame a major hurdle Tuesday night when Oak Bluffs selectmen approved the...

Tisbury father and son plead guilty to drug charges

Tisbury residents Adam and David Robinson each pleaded guilty to drug charges — possession with intent to distribute a class A drug (heroin) and...

Missing kayaker found on Nashawena

Late Tuesday morning the Coast Guard found a missing kayaker on Nashawena, after a search that was triggered by an unmanned 12-foot yellow kayak,...

Stripers steady, tuna getting ready

The fish of the week unquestionably goes to Everett Sawyer of Gloucester, who brought a 700-pound bluefin tuna into Menemsha Harbor. The fish was...

Town of Aquinnah scores state funds

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has awarded a $7,500 grant to the town of Aquinnah to study the possibility of regionalizing property assessing...

Sengekontacket closed to shellfishing

Due to the heavy rainfall, Sengekontacket Pond is closed to all shellfishing. It is scheduled to reopen on July 13, depending on the eventual...

MA Environmental Police a fleeting presence on Martha’s Vineyard

The Massachusetts Environmental Police command a higher profile on Martha’s Vineyard than they do in most Massachusetts communities — hunting, recreational, and commercial fishing,...

Boat grounded at The Gut

Sometime between 3:30 am and 6:30 am Friday, a boater became disoriented and grounded his Chris-Craft at Cape Poge Gut. No injuries were reported....

First responders, good Samaritans aid apparent heart attack victim

This morning at approximately 9:30, Oak Bluffs Fire/EMS responded to a call for a man who suffered an apparent heart attack in his truck,...

Drawbridge gates repaired

Updated: 10:00 FridayThe malfunctioning gates at Lagoon Pond Drawbridge have been repaired and operations are back to normal, according to bridge operator Earl Littlefield....

Striper fishing heats up, and the squid finally show up

It’s official — it’s the best fishing in years on Martha’s Vineyard. Across the board, guides and tackle store owners are reporting tight lines...

Oak Bluffs Police report busy holiday weekend

Holidaymakers kept the Oak Bluffs Police Department hopping over the long weekend. From Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4, police responded to 223...

Island Housing Trust pulls plug on planned property purchase

Island Housing Trust executive director Philippe Jordi went before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) last Thursday hoping that commissioners would not vote that a...

It’s no longer a shore thing, but boaters gain ground

Shore fishing appears to have slowed a bit this week, although that may be due in part to most of Chappy being closed to...