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Chilmark selectmen address ‘death pit’

At their meeting Tuesday night, Chilmark selectmen heard complaints from homeowners whose property borders what has become a dump site for deer slain on...

Hillside Village battles flooding, disrepair

Jed Clampett and his family of Beverly Hillbillies marveled at the “cement pond” on the grounds of their California mansion — not so for...

Scallops may be imperiled by acidic seas

Increasingly acidic seas pose a serious threat to the sea scallop fishery, a recent collaborative study by the University of Virginia, the Ocean Conservancy,...

Downpours collapse road shoulder in Chilmark

 Torrential rain Friday eroded the edge of State Road in Chilmark at the overlook to Nashaquitsa Pond. The damage left a length of guardrail...

SharkSafe Barrier could protect local swimmers

The increasing presence of great white sharks in Massachusetts waters had many people thinking twice before taking a dip this past season, especially after...

SSA ‘open house’ a tepid affair

A thin crowd meandered in and out of the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse lobby Wednesday evening to catch a glimpse of the proposed new terminal...

If you can’t beat ’em, devour ’em

The world’s largest wind energy company, Orsted, is poised to acquire Rhode Island–based Deepwater Wind for half a billion dollars. Orsted, in partnership with...

Trust seeks support for permits and quotas

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust has embarked on a major campaign to garner funds for the acquisition of permits and quotas that have...

Tisbury selectmen mint new police chief

Updated Oct. 12Tisbury selectmen signed former Sturbridge Police Lt. Mark Saloio to a three-year contract as the town’s next chief of police Tuesday night.Saloio...

Home is where the ink is

Clarissa Murphy will tell you she is two things through and through — an Islander and a bookseller. Murphy first entered the book world...

Shark spotted in Vineyard Haven Harbor, maybe

An unverified sighting of a great white shark consuming a seal took place Sunday afternoon close to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.John Felvey, a seasonal resident...

Barnstable gets Vineyard Windfall

Vineyard Wind put Yarmouth in the rearview mirror and entered into a host agreement with neighboring Barnstable. The deal means the submarine cable from...

Asphalt tanker engine ignites off Nantucket

Updated October 6The engine of the asphalt tanker Feng Huang Ao was ablaze early Friday morning some 40 miles southeast of Nantucket, according to...

SSA changes course on proposed excursion hike

The Steamship Authority opted to drop hikes in excursion rates proposed for 2019 at a Port Council Meeting in Hyannis Wednesday. At the SSA...

Another leatherback turtle killed

A leatherback turtle has washed up near the Tashmoo Channel, a victim of a vessel strike, according to Karen Moore Dourdeville, a Mass Audubon...

Committee tackles Chilmark fuel dock friction

An enduring “war,” as committee member Scott McDowell put it at a meeting back in November, was the focus of Tuesday morning’s harbor management...

Sheriff’s department lands $1.5 million grant

Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden pulled in a $1.5 million grant from the state’s 911 Department. Ogden said the grant was the largest the...

Tisbury firefighters descend on ceiling fire

The Tisbury Fire Department took no chances with a ceiling fire on Greenwood Avenue Tuesday afternoon by sending three trucks, including its tower. Ambulances...

It’s wrong to take whalebones

Thinking about taking home whalebone? Don’t do it.Two incidents — one involving a person caught in the act recently, and another last year involving...

Unwinding at Détente

Détente is off Winter Street in the Nevin Square shopping cluster. You won’t see it driving by. It’s tucked away. Never having been, I...