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Mass. commercial striped bass season closes

The Massachusetts 2016 commercial striped bass season ended on Friday, August 19, when the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) estimated that the state’s commercial...

A recap of President Obama's Martha's Vineyard summer vacation

President Barack Obama and his family boarded Marine One at Martha's Vineyard Airport and departed the Island about 6:20 pm, Sunday evening. For the...

Gone Fishin’: Rigging for sharks takes stout tackle

Matt Malowski of Oak Bluffs is a shore fishing guide,  a school guidance counselor, and shore shark fisherman. I think there are skills that...

Early morning Vineyard Haven Harbor joy ride leaves wake of destruction

Updated 12:30 pm, WednesdayA late night boat trip by a Needham teen on the last day of his Island vacation ended with his arrest...

SSA continues to wrestle with Woods Hole ferry design fix

The Steamship Authority (SSA) members met Tuesday in Hyannis and heard the latest option for correcting a design flaw in the new $41 million...

Former superintendent named to Permanent Endowment board

Jim Weiss, retired superintendent of the Martha’s Vineyard public schools, has joined the Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard board of directors, acting executive director...

Forecasters predict more storms this hurricane season

In its 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Update, NOAA's National Weather Service said that there is a 70 percent chance of 12 to 17...

SSA will divert Oak Bluffs trips to avoid fireworks congestion

The annual Oak Bluffs fireworks display on Friday night, August 19, is expected to attract thousands of people to Oak Bluffs. With road closures...

IHT will describe newest development in West Tisbury

West Tisbury has selected the Island Housing Trust to develop three duplex clusters consisting of nine rental apartments at 565 Edgartown Road on town...

Gone fishin’: Cue the double bass, the sharks are off East Beach

This fishing column began in 1995. That was the year Cooper Gilkes and I agreed to be part of the Possible Dreams auction, the...

Police say driver who was too drunk to stand sideswiped four cars

Oak Bluffs police said Nestor G. Apri, 46, a native of Ecuador, was at the wheel of a pickup truck that sideswiped four cars...

Brian Welch wins Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club skeet crown

The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club in Edgartown overlooking Sengekontacket Pond held its annual skeet shoot Sunday under fair skies and light winds.Brian...

Dog that jumped from ferry Martha’s Vineyard rescued by passing boater

Perhaps Chesney caught Olympic fever, or, as do many visitors who fall in love with the Island, she just did not want her vacation...

West Tisbury woman cited after car plunges into Menemsha Creek

Up-Island rescue personnel converged on Menemsha creek Sunday morning after receiving a report of a vehicle completely submerged in the fast moving currents of...

First Family begins Martha's Vineyard vacation

3:30 pm, SaturdayPresident Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama along with daughters Sasha and Malia  arrived at Martha's Vineyard Airport in Marine One at...

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank expands Middle Ridge

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank commission announced this week that it had purchased 19.8 acres on Tea Lane in Chilmark abutting its Middle Ridge...

Five-time unlicensed driver cited in three-car Edgartown crash

Edgartown Police cited Edson Luduvino DeOliveira Jr. of Vineyard Haven for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle,...

Teen visitor recovering after losing her leg in moped accident

Two young New Hampshire women who were making their first visit to Martha’s Vineyard are recovering after sustaining serious injuries in a collision with...

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will visit

Hillary Clinton will visit Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, August 20, for a summer reception at the home of Frank and Carol Biondi of Edgartown...

Gone Fishin’: Launching a boat is a learning experience

The Lagoon Pond launch ramp is the most convenient and boater-friendly ramp on Martha’s Vineyard, when its 26 parking places are not jammed with...