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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...

A whiff of trouble on the Martha’s Vineyard

Updated Friday, 3:45 pmThere is an odor problem aboard the MV Martha’s Vineyard, just the latest in an ongoing string of issues since the...

Construction on airport Shell station underway

Construction of a Shell station at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Business Park is underway. One of three fiberglass fuel tanks was lowered by a...

Aquinnah, Chilmark communications gutted in nor’easter

With temperatures plummeting inside her Aquinnah home, 75-year-old Priscilla Belain lit her wood stove to keep warm.“Freezing inside,” she told The Times, recalling that...
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Island Home returns to service

The MV Island Home returned to Vineyard Haven just before 2 pm Thursday ready to make its 2:30 pm run back to Woods Hole.As...

Chilmark selectmen vote to join opioid suit

On the recommendation of selectman Jim Malkin, Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously to join a Kopelman and Paige lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.After joining selectmen...

Positions on three Chilmark boards open

Chilmark voters will encounter open seats on three different boards when they go to the polls on Wednesday, April 25.The surveyors of wood,...

SSA to seek warranty; Woods Hole to make Vineyard runs

Updated Tuesday, April 3, 5:30 pmThe Steamship Authority issued the following alert:The last high-speed trip departing Vineyard Haven tonight will be at 9 pm.  The last...