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West Tisbury chief douses Tri-Town Fire Dept. spark

Newsletter readers: Looking for the Robbie Burns Link? Here it is.West Tisbury Fire Chief Manuel Estrella III told The Times Wednesday he does not...

Squibby clash returns to Land Court

The legal shootout over the Squibnocket Farm access structure returned to familiar ground last week. Through their attorney Dan Larkosh, Chilmark homeowners Doug Liman...

Planning board tables Chappy cell tower

On Tuesday night the Edgartown planning board tabled deliberation and a vote on an AT&T cell tower proposed for Chappaquiddick. The Martha’s Vineyard Commission...

Hearings on 23-lot housing project imminent

On Feb. 8 the Oak Bluffs planning board will hold the first of two public hearings on Lagoon Ridge, a 23-lot subdivision off Barnes...

Flooding briefly closes Beach Road in Vineyard Haven

Update 11:15 amAfter being closed for a little more than an hour, Beach Road is back open at this hour.The Massachusetts Department of...

Lake Street Landing cofferdam to be tested, drained

A steel cofferdam installed to facilitate the Lake Street Landing project at Tashmoo Lake is scheduled to be tested and drained this week, according...

Trip Barnes pillories affordable housing at MVC

In an abrupt diatribe Thursday night during a meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC), Clarence “Trip” Barnes III, a Tisbury elected commissioner, dubbed...

West Tisbury lieutenant interviewed for chief

West Tisbury selectmen interviewed Lt. Matt Mincone at the end of their board meeting Wednesday at the West Tisbury Public Library as a candidate...

Chilmark raises Tri-Town Fire Department idea

Chilmark will gauge the appetite of its up-Island neighbors for a unified fire department modeled after Tri-Town Ambulance. In a unanimous vote at the...

Trump solar tariff could burden Island energy contractors

The Island’s solar energy industry woke up to a new 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels and related parts today. The Trump Administration...

West Tisbury moves to merge treasurer, tax collector

West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously last Wednesday to approve a warrant article that joins the positions of town treasurer and town tax collector into...

Islanders descend on Five Corners for protest rally

https://youtu.be/yKeMXQ17nGwScores of Island protesters congregated at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven Saturday afternoon, on the anniversary of Donald Trump’s Inauguration. Originally launched in support...

Chappy ferry goes with the floes

The polar temperatures felt across the Vineyard on Sunday, Jan. 7, iced over Edgartown Harbor, creating headaches for Chappy ferry captains avoiding ice floes,...

Reservation debacle explained at Falmouth SSA meeting

At a meeting at the Falmouth Historical Society Tuesday morning, Steamship Authority leaders provided a short explanation about what caused a systemic website failure...

Expedited loans for storm-damaged heating systems

The Cape Light Compact announced last week that it will waive prerequisite home energy assessments to expedite zero percent loans for residential customers who...

Jake Baird remembered as ‘fun-loving’

Updated Jan. 16Jake Baird is being remembered by friends and family as a fun-loving kid who was “full of love and joy,” his grandfather...

Pilgrim Station goes back online

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station went back online Wednesday evening after a 345-kilovolt Eversource transmission line went down last Thursday during a powerful winter storm,...

Town of Aquinnah seeks ‘common ground’ with tribe

At a hastily called meeting Wednesday, Aquinnah selectmen decided to drop any further legal action and open talks with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay...

Chilmark selectmen back harbormaster’s bid to remove pilings

Updated Jan. 11 at 2 pmAt the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday evening, harbormasters Brian “Chip” Vanderhoop and Dennis Jason squared off over a trio...

Decayed fuel tanks razed at R.M. Packer Co.

The shoreline along Beach Road in Vineyard Haven underwent a substantive change just before the New Year with the removal of four fuel storage...