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Jasper Ralph wins spelling bee

Jasper Ralph, a fifth-grader from the West Tisbury School, bested five other competitors to win the 26th annual Martha’s Vineyard Schools Spelling Bee Friday...

Mushroom ordeal comes to a close at West Tisbury library

At its meeting this week West Tisbury Selectmen heaped thanks on Tucker Hubbell, the contractor who led the restoration of a water-damaged and mushroom-riddled...

Post-storm work continues in Lambert’s Cove neighborhoods

 Eversource electrical workers continue to troubleshoot power lines along Lambert’s Cove Road and the many side roads that lead from it.In the wake...

Runaway mega-sloop extracted from Edgartown pier

As the second of three March nor’easters (so far) began to lash the Vineyard last Wednesday, a composite crew from Tisbury Towing and Transportation,...

Family bids goodbye to ketch of a lifetime

For nine summers Jeanie Hay Sternbach and Pascal Albanese lived aboard their 41-foot Formosa ketch, Witch of Endor, in Vineyard Haven Harbor. But unlike...

Harbormaster coordinates rescue from Peter Pan bus

On Saturday afternoon, while traveling on a Peter Pan bus en route to Boston, Edgartown harbormaster Charlie Blair quarterbacked the rescue of a kiteboarder...

Deputy harbormaster crushed beneath boat

Edgartown deputy harbormaster Michael Hathaway sustained serious injuries when a boat fell on him Monday morning while it was being taken off a trailer...

Man rescued from atop ham radio antenna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnFQm_4_9W0An 80-year-old Edgartown man was rescued Monday morning by the Edgartown Fire Department from a ham radio tower in his yard.William Welch, an electrician...

Witch of Endor pulled from harbor

On Friday, March 9, crews worked for many hours to hoist the heeled-over ketch Witch of Endor from alongside a dinghy dock by the...

Shack sports new swordfish

Artist and charter fisherman Scott McDowell gifted Chilmark a copper swordfish last month. The fish is McDowell’s creation, and is now mounted on the...

Aquinnah Creek lot under fire again in Menemsha

Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday evening to mark the boundaries between an Aquinnah Creek lot leased by Aquinnah harbormaster Brian “Chip” Vanderhoop and a...

Chilmark fire station air tests free of asbestos

Tests commissioned by the town of Chilmark and the Chilmark Firefighters Association both showed the air inside the Chilmark Fire Station isn’t polluted with...

Squibnocket bridge is ready for travel

A bridge built to provide access to Squibnocket Farm subdivision could open as early as Tuesday, March 13.Mark Haley, senior vice president of Haley...

‘Gigantic’ sloop Mass Transit 105 collides with pier

The 105-foot sloop Mass Transit 105 parted its mooring line and blew across Edgartown Harbor into a pier during the storm, sometime between Friday...

Vineyard Wind pledges $2 million for workforce development

Offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind announced plans Monday to launch a $2 million workforce initiative geared to train local residents in wind industry technical...

Squibby pole grant granted

Chilmark selectmen approved an Eversource electrical easement, or pole grant, along Squibnocket Road at a special hearing continuation held Friday morning. Two days earlier...

Surplus criticized at county budget meeting

The Dukes County Advisory Board approved a fiscal 2019 budget of $8,696,905 at a meeting inside the Center for Living on Breakdown Lane in...

Ag Society considers saving doomed building

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society is looking into moving a West Tisbury building slated for demolition onto to the Ag Society’s fairgrounds for use...

Sea Star required Coast Guard tow two months before it sank

Just two months before it sank following a dramatic rescue on Feb. 14, the 65-foot fishing vessel Sea Star required an emergency tow from...

Squibnocket Land Court injunction denied

Updated Feb. 27, 3:20 pmDefenders of the structure built to access Squibnocket Farm won a victory in Land Court Friday when Judge Gordon Piper...