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West Tisbury firefighters knock down house blaze

Updated 10:45 amWest Tisbury firefighters battled a fire at 50 Bradley Martin Road Tuesday night, according to Chief Manuel Estrella III.“Nobody got hurt,” he...

Head boat ahoy!

A charter boat operated by former Steamship Authority chief engineer Stephen Broderick arrived in Menemsha recently ahead of fishing excursions slated to begin in...

Chilmark sails through town meeting

 Chilmark voters weren’t in a mood to dawdle Monday night. In roughly one hour and 15 minutes, they cleared 29 articles and headed home....

Sloop gets a nose job

The John Alden sloop Welwyn went under the knife Monday at the Gannon and Benjamin dock. The surgeon was boatbuilder Nat Benjamin, who employed...

Blair reappointed to Harbormasters Training Council

Edgartown harbormaster Charlie Blair was sworn in again as a member of the Harbormasters Training Council at the Dukes County Superior Courthouse Thursday morning...

Little Bridge inlet gets second muckout

The Little Bridge inlet in Oak Bluffs is being mucked out for a second time this year. The inlet was cleaned of sand in...

Bezahler arraigned on felony drug charges

Aaron Bezahler was arraigned before Judge Angel Kelley Brown in Dukes County Superior Court Thursday morning on drug charges.Bezahler, 22, pleaded not guilty...

Hazard to navigation removed from Vineyard Haven Harbor

An underwater spud left behind in Vineyard Haven Harbor by marine contractor Robert B. Our was removed Thursday morning by an Offshore Engineering crane...

Menemsha electrical upgrades delayed until fall

Updated April 20 at 12:30 pmSelectmen chairman Bill Rossi began Chilmark’s regular Tuesday board meeting with a moment of silence for maritime legend Gregory...

MV Woods Hole glitches rooted in propulsion system

Updated April 24Beset by glitches since grounding on March 15, the MV Woods Hole returned to service on April 6 after an international team...

Squibnocket Beach gets a makeover

The dramatic transformation of Squibnocket Beach in Chilmark continued on Friday with the planting of 36 thousand culms (stems) of beachgrass. A nine-person crew...

Police recover skull fragment from Hines Point

Contractors discovered a piece of human skull while planting a tree on Hines Point, Tisbury Police Chief Dan Hanavan told The Times.The fragment...

SSA contractor left marine hazard in Vineyard Haven

A contractor for the Steamship Authority left behind a hazard that local mariners said could “instantly sink” any vessel that struck it.After doing work...

West Tisbury electorate passes $400,000 tax hike

West Tisbury voters passed a $400,000 Proposition 2½ override Thursday night at the annual town election, 182 to 142. The sole question on the...

Tisbury town meeting votes to build new school

 Updated 6 pmThe vote was 316 to 99, and came as town meeting resumed Wednesday night before a packed house inside the current Tisbury...

Judge Piper dismisses Squibby bridge case

On the coattails of an injunction denial this winter, opponents of the new bridge to Squibnocket Point and the tony estates there suffered another...

Ag Society won’t move old building

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society will not move a town building on Old Courthouse Road in West Tisbury to the grounds of the Agricultural...

West Tisbury voters nix balloons

West Tisbury slogged through 56 articles in just under 4½ hours Tuesday night at the 2018 annual town meeting. When the starting gavel fell...

Squibnocket Beach dramatically transformed

The ankle-twisting rubble long characteristic of Squibnocket Beach has vanished under sand. Gone are the beach stairs, the drop-off along the parking lot, the...

Jeep crashes into Edgartown Meat & Fish

Updated Monday 11:30 amA 71-year-old Edgartown man crashed his SUV through the front of Edgartown Meat and Fish, injuring a patron at the coffee...