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Tisbury charts course for floating workshops

Tisbury Waterways & Harbor Planning Committee debated regulatory changes to houseboats, liveaboards, and floating workshops Wednesday evening during a special joint session in the...

Vineyard’s auxiliary Coasties win best flotilla

 Flotilla 11-9, the Vineyard’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary group, was awarded Most Outstanding Flotilla for 2017 at a ceremony at Station Menemsha Saturday. Past...

Ferry sprinklers douse car deck with saltwater

Updated at 12:30 pmThe car deck sprinkler system on the MV Martha’s Vineyard began leaking after it left Woods Hole at 9:30 am Wednesday,...

Tick paralysis seems a remote threat

If Lyme, tularemia, alpha-gal meat allergy, and the litany of other tick-borne maladies lurking on the Vineyard weren’t enough, consider tick paralysis, a condition...

HMS Consulting and Technical chosen as SSA consultant

The Steamship Authority board weighed eight consultant proposals Tuesday morning and found HMS Consulting and Technical and KPFF Consulting Engineers the best of the...

The Squibnocket makeover is complete

Chilmark is on the verge of owning Squibnocket Beach outright, real estate it previously leased from Squibnocket Farm. The cashless transfer of the beach...

Visa for Laiza Cimeno looking real

Laiza Cimeno, the Islander who feared she was trapped in Brazil over a visa denial, appears to be getting a visa now.“We got...

TSA inspects ferry luggage in Woods Hole, Hyannis

The Transportation Security Administration conducted luggage checks at Steamship Authority terminals in Woods Hole and Hyannis Thursday, TSA spokesperson Michael McCarthy told The Times....

West Tisbury election ends elected tax collector position

West Tisbury voters approved a sole ballot question last Thursday, changing the elected position of tax collector to an appointed tax collector/treasurer position. Out...

Ag Society and MV Film Festival team up for drive-in movie

Tuesday evening, West Tisbury selectmen invited “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” to visit the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society. The board approved Spielberg’s classic as a drive-in...

Teenagers stranded in Falmouth after bus misses ferry

Dylan Contreras, Violet Kennedy, and Kate Sudarsky boarded a Peter Pan bus at the South Station Bus Terminal on May 29. Contreras, a student...

New in town

Above the bend of Basin Road, sandwiched between Fo’c’sle Locker and the Beetlebung Corner Store, you’ll find Menemsha Deli, an eatery worth visiting. Owner...

Edgartown family ‘ripped apart’ over immigration issues

Updated 6:40 pmLaiza Cimeno thought she was doing the right thing, her husband James said by phone from Brazil. In 2004, at 17 years...

Tisbury selectmen usher in metered taxis

Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to permit Martha’s Vineyard Taxi to field metered cabs on the streets of Vineyard Haven — a first...

Vineyarders celebrate Portuguese Heritage Day on Beacon Hill

On Monday, Tricia Bergeron of Edgartown, Catherine Deese of Oak Bluffs, and Donna Montession of Vineyard Haven celebrated the 34th annual Heritage Day at...

‘Threat’ at Oak Bluffs School not credible

The half-day of classes across Island schools Monday did not stem from a threat made against the Oak Bluffs School, police and school officials...

Martha’s Vineyard ferry heads to dry dock at Senesco

The MV Martha’s Vineyard will be dry-docked at Senesco Marine Monday for warranty work on a keel cooler. Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis...

Station Menemsha honors departing bosun’s mate

Bosun’s mate third class Nicholas Gonsalves was honored by his peers and superior officers outside Station Menemsha Wednesday morning. Gonsalves is headed to A-School...

Trapped passengers rescued from ferry elevator

On Wednesday at 2:45 pm firefighters from the Woods Hole Station responded to a report of seven people trapped in an elevator aboard the...

Chappy tower takes flak at redo hearing

Edgartown’s planning board tackled both the Upper Main Street Stop & Shop expansion and the Chappaquiddick wireless tower Tuesday night. Deliberation on conditions for...