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Julius Caesar sign stolen

The sandwich board sign for the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s all female rendition of Julius Caesar was stolen Thursday afternoon from its spot on the...

Chilmark bans drones from Squibby and Lucy Vincent

Chilmark selectmen voted to unanimously to prohibit drones from flying above Squibnocket and Lucy Vincent beaches at their July 25 meeting. On the recommendation...

Polito visit spotlights compact funds awarded to Aquinnah

At a ceremony held in Aquinnah Town Hall Monday morning, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Representative Dylan Fernandes joined Aquinnah officials to sign a...

Missing fire extinguishers and damaged outlets are on Menemsha checklist

Dockside fire extinguishers in Menemsha showed neglect, as did outlets provided for transient boaters, when The Times visited the harbor on the evening of...

Crab Corner amps up Chilmark selectmen’s meeting

With dissatisfaction palpable in the audience over the access ban to Crab Corner, Chilmark selectmen elected Tuesday evening to keep the spot closed until...

Former Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis parcels in Aquinnah return to market

Two secluded Aquinnah parcels once owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis returned to the market in June after being withdrawn in the fall of 2014...

West Tisbury to the rescue

The serious State Road car accident that occurred early on July 15 — a crash so violent it required metal to be judiciously cut...

Pickup truck slams into tree, driver injured

A single-vehicle crash at around 6:20 pm sent one person to the hospital Monday.A Toyota pickup truck slammed into an oak tree outside the...

Driver faces felony charge in West Tisbury crash

Update 7/19 at 3:20 pm:A 23-year-old West Tisbury man is facing a felony motor vehicle charge after an early morning crash Saturday that injured...

Chilmark posts shock hazard signs, fixes ‘serious’ electrical problem in Menemsha

Chilmark has sealed off Menemsha’s Crab Corner with snow fencing and erected signs that indicate a shock hazard may be present in the water...

West Tisbury animal control officer fired

Updated 7/14 5:15 pmThe West Tisbury animal control officer has been fired.At a meeting Friday afternoon, the West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously to terminate...

Chilmark to seal off Crab Corner, post hazard signs

Chilmark will mark Crab Corner with formalized signs that indicate a shock hazard may be present in the water, selectman Jim Malkin, the board’s...

Fire aboard boats puts fire response to the test

Update 7/18The cause of a fire that ravaged two sailing yachts, Stinger and Sundowner, remains under investigation, though not by state fire investigators.One...

Potential fix pending for voltage-leaching dock

An electrical contractor under the direction of Cole Powers, Chilmark’s inspector of wires, will try to put an end to the intermittent seepage of...

Sea Tow salvages wreck of the Stinger from Lagoon bed

 Vessel recoverer Sea Tow successfully raised the burnt-out hulk of the sailing yacht Stinger from the bottom of Lagoon Pond on July 6 after...

Rain overwhelms storm drains in Vineyard Haven

Friday’s torrential downpours dumped 3.4 inches of rain in West Tisbury during a two-hour window, and caused significant erosion to the Gay Head Cliffs...

Oops! Fuel pumped into wrong boat hole

An Oak Bluffs parasailing company boat mistakenly received fuel in the wrong port, flooding a compartment inside the boat with gasoline, according to Oak...

Hefty tuna snaps boom in Menemsha

A 600- to 700-pound bluefin tuna created a scene at the Menemsha wharf Thursday as it was hoisted off the Katherine M, snapping a...

Electric ‘tickle’ persists in Menemsha

Over the course of the past week, several people have experienced electric sensations when coming into contact with the water near the transient dock...

45 Quansoo customers lose Internet

Former Arnold Worldwide president John C. Verret wrote The Times that he was irked with Verizon’s delayed and frustrating response to an extended Internet...