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Fisherman: ‘Wind gust pushed me off the pier’

A 73-year-old striper fisherman was pulled from the choppy waters of Menemsha early Thursday morning, after another fisherman on the Aquinnah side of the...

West Tisbury housing project has critics before proposal takes shape

Overtures to develop 27 acres in West Tisbury, once part of a farm owned by John and Debbie Olsen, have triggered alarm among Old...

Anthony Cordray appointed animal control officer in West Tisbury

West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously to appoint volunteer firefighter and acting animal control officer Anthony Cordray to full-time animal control officer after a public...

Crash causes traffic snarl

Update 9/19 A Freightliner dump truck smashed into the back of a Dodge Caravan near Martha's Vineyard Regional High School early Monday evening, severely damaging...

Airport commissioners approve new gas station plans

On the recommendation of their Land Use Subcommittee, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission voted 3-1 in favor of approving construction plans for North Line...

The Hammerhead, getting to know a ‘salty’ master chief’s cutter

The Hammerhead is one of those large white Coast Guard vessels berthed along the wharf at Station Woods Hole that Islanders often spy out...

West Tisbury woman briefs state legislators on congenital craniofacial disorder

Ann Quigley of West Tisbury, along with her mother Criss of South Hadley, advocated on Beacon Hill today for a bill that would provide...

Squibby causeway suit dismissed with prejudice in Land Court

Plaintiffs led by Blacksmith Valley Road resident Doug Liman suffered a rout in Land Court last week after Judge Gordon Piper dismissed their suit...

Beach parking issues raised at West Tisbury selectmen’s meeting

West Tisbury selectmen listened to a complaint about parking at Lambert’s Cove Beach At their evening meeting on Sept. 6.“The beach is extremely...

Rates for lead screening in MV children far below state average

Island children receive far fewer lead screenings than children in the rest of the state, data provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...

Bill filed to regulate pesticide use

State Rep. Dylan Fernandes filed a bill on Tuesday that would empower cities and towns to restrict pesticide use, according to a press release....

Park and dump in Tisbury

Tisbury police have sought criminal charges against a New Bedford man for the abandonment of a boat on a trailer at the Vineyard Haven...
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Aids-to-Navigation unit: Steel and torch crew of Station Woods Hole

The United States Coast Guard is among the most sophisticated technical operators on the ocean. Yet when it comes to the installation and maintenance...

Update: Coast Guard has found missing teens

The U.S. Coast Guard has found three missing teens and they are safe, according to a Tweet by the U.S. Coast Guard Northeast account.The...

West Tisbury selectmen draft response to state nitrogen report

West Tisbury selectmen agreed at their August 23 meeting to draft a response letter to a Tisbury Great Pond nitrogen draft report submitted to...

SSA hearing on early morning truck trips draws polarized crowd

At Monday afternoon’s Steamship Authority hearing at Falmouth Public Library, truckers and homeowners came to the microphone with starkly different assessments of the need...

Inspection shows no stray electricity at Crab Corner

Crab Corner, Menemsha’s popular children’s beach, remains closed despite a recent inspection that found it free of the stray voltage that has plagued it...

Shark strikes paddleboard on Cape, paddleboarder unharmed

A shark struck an occupied paddleboard in shallow water off Wellfleet Wednesday morning when seals were nearby, according to the Cape Cod National Seashore’s...

Lone star ticks push further across Vineyard

Lone star ticks have colonized parts of Chappaquiddick and the Vineyard’s three up-Island towns and are now advancing on the Island’s population centers, biologist...

Fire boat is latest boat fire on Martha’s Vineyard

Fire officials are investigating a fire aboard the Oak Bluffs fire and police rescue boat Red White and Blue that occurred Monday afternoon. County...