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Chilmark selectmen boost fire chief’s pay

Chilmark Fire Chief David Norton got a 75-percent pay increase Tuesday night at the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting. Selectmen Bill Rossi and Warren Doty voted...

MV Martha’s Vineyard poised to resume service

The MV Martha’s Vineyard is heading home after undergoing a $17.5 million refurbishment and is scheduled to return to service on Friday, March 2....

Chilmark Fire Station undergoes back-to-back asbestos inspections

Chilmark’s primary fire station had two asbestos surveys done by two different environmental firms last week.Since the initial Times report on Feb 2,...

Sugar kelp farming takes root in Vineyard waters

Sugar kelp is a brownish seaweed native to the northeast Atlantic, that grows in long ribbons. Technically it’s a type of algae. The Martha’s...

Proposed West Tisbury building demolition takes flak

Updated 9:45 am Feb. 20  A proposal to demolish the Old Courthouse in West Tisbury received considerable pushback at Thursday night’s meeting of the Martha’s...

Coast Guard saves four fishermen from sinking vessel

Updated @ 12:28 pm Feb. 20The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four fishermen from a rapidly sinking fishing boat 18 miles south of the Vineyard,...

Vineyard Wind issued ENF certificate in MEPA process

The commonwealth issued Vineyard Wind an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) certificate for the Vineyard Wind Connector on Monday as part of the ongoing Massachusetts...

Keating pushes for nuclear plant decommissioning

U.S. Rep. William Keating has reintroduced the Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Act, his congressional office stated in a press release. The legislation is co-sponsored by...

Chilmark Board of Health takes aim at asbestos threat

Spurred by “recent local newspaper articles” about the potential danger of asbestos in the fire station (immediately adjacent to its office in Chilmark Town...

Seward brothers defend Chilmark fire chief

Updated Feb. 14 @10:30 amChilmark Fire Department veterans David and Douglas Seward lent their support to Fire Chief David Norton’s quest for better pay...

Chilmark residents pack Menemsha forum

Chilmark residents made a strong showing at a forum last Friday meant to review ideas about improving how the harborside village of Menemsha works....

Deer strike presents opportunity

A dead buck on the side of State Road adjacent to Kingsbury Fields went from chore to score when Island Housing Trust director Philippe...

Mincone minted police chief in West Tisbury

In a move that surprised no one, West Tisbury selectmen promoted Matt Mincone from lieutenant to police chief Wednesday afternoon.Selectman Cynthia Mitchell briefly...

Fire chief asks Chilmark for pay raise

Two separate meetings were marked by tense exchanges between Chilmark Fire Chief David Norton, his supporters, and the board of selectmen.Last week, during budget...

Unbiased hearing on subdivision promised

The Lagoon Ridge subdivision is set to be explored during a public hearing on Thursday at 5 pm on the lower level of Oak...

Two fishing boats linked to ‘Codfather’ sink in New Bedford Harbor

The 65-foot Dinah Jane and the 67-foot Nemesis were discovered sunken at Homer’s Wharf in New Bedford Harbor very early Monday morning, after a...

MV Center for Living opens doors at new Tisbury location

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living (CFL) opened its new facility on Breakdown Lane in Tisbury on Jan. 22 after an extensive remodeling project....

Threat of asbestos haunts Chilmark’s fire station

Updated Feb. 7 at 1 pmLong slated for replacement, Chilmark’s main fire station suffers from crowded conditions and subpar bathroom facilities. But it’s the...

Menemsha planning forum slated for Feb. 9

The Chilmark planning board will host a public planning forum on Menemsha at the Chilmark library on Feb. 9 at 2:30 pm. Architect and...

Truck clips ramp, slams into tree

A driver and his passenger were injured Monday afternoon when the Ford pickup they were in smashed into a tree. The driver, Daniel Serusa,...