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Senior Chief Robert Reimer earns his anchors

At a modest ceremony held under the flagstaff at Station Menemsha Monday morning, Senior Chief Robert Reimer, the station’s commander, rose to master chief...

Windemere and Eversource updates punctuate MVC hearing on OB town hall

Prior to a hearing for the new Oak Bluffs Town Hall last Thursday night, Martha’s Vineyard Commission executive director Adam Turner updated those gathered...

Massachusetts wins seventh annual energy efficiency award

Massachusetts was named the most energy efficient state in the nation by the American Council for Energy Efficiency, according to a press release from...

Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena partially open

Youth hockey, adult hockey, and figure skating are underway at the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena while it awaits final inspection after a $3.7 million...

West Tisbury to draft letter to Eversource over spraying

On Wednesday night, Sept. 27, West Tisbury selectmen directed town administrator Jennifer Rand to draft a letter to Eversource that seeks to establish dialogue...

Getting the lead out of Tabernacle benches

Tabernacle benches over a century and a half old have received a painted-on lead sealant as part of their ongoing restoration. The sealant, Ecobond,...

Decaying barge threatens Lagoon Pond

A corroded barge moored close to Sailing Camp Park in the Oak Bluffs portion of Lagoon Pond triggered worried discussion at Tuesday’s selectmen’s meeting....

Fisherman: ‘Wind gust pushed me off the pier’

A 73-year-old striper fisherman was pulled from the choppy waters of Menemsha early Thursday morning, after another fisherman on the Aquinnah side of the...

West Tisbury housing project has critics before proposal takes shape

Overtures to develop 27 acres in West Tisbury, once part of a farm owned by John and Debbie Olsen, have triggered alarm among Old...

Anthony Cordray appointed animal control officer in West Tisbury

West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously to appoint volunteer firefighter and acting animal control officer Anthony Cordray to full-time animal control officer after a public...

Crash causes traffic snarl

Update 9/19 A Freightliner dump truck smashed into the back of a Dodge Caravan near Martha's Vineyard Regional High School early Monday evening, severely damaging...

Airport commissioners approve new gas station plans

On the recommendation of their Land Use Subcommittee, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission voted 3-1 in favor of approving construction plans for North Line...

The Hammerhead, getting to know a ‘salty’ master chief’s cutter

The Hammerhead is one of those large white Coast Guard vessels berthed along the wharf at Station Woods Hole that Islanders often spy out...

West Tisbury woman briefs state legislators on congenital craniofacial disorder

Ann Quigley of West Tisbury, along with her mother Criss of South Hadley, advocated on Beacon Hill today for a bill that would provide...

Squibby causeway suit dismissed with prejudice in Land Court

Plaintiffs led by Blacksmith Valley Road resident Doug Liman suffered a rout in Land Court last week after Judge Gordon Piper dismissed their suit...

Beach parking issues raised at West Tisbury selectmen’s meeting

West Tisbury selectmen listened to a complaint about parking at Lambert’s Cove Beach At their evening meeting on Sept. 6.“The beach is extremely...

Rates for lead screening in MV children far below state average

Island children receive far fewer lead screenings than children in the rest of the state, data provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...

Bill filed to regulate pesticide use

State Rep. Dylan Fernandes filed a bill on Tuesday that would empower cities and towns to restrict pesticide use, according to a press release....

Park and dump in Tisbury

Tisbury police have sought criminal charges against a New Bedford man for the abandonment of a boat on a trailer at the Vineyard Haven...
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Aids-to-Navigation unit: Steel and torch crew of Station Woods Hole

The United States Coast Guard is among the most sophisticated technical operators on the ocean. Yet when it comes to the installation and maintenance...