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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...

Firefighters brave bitter temps for ice rescue drill

Three Vineyard fire departments drilled on West Tisbury’s Pear Tree Cove Sunday at the tail end of an historically frigid morning. In cold-resistant suits,...

County struggles to secure tenant for Tisbury property

County manager Martina Thornton told the Dukes County Commissioners Wednesday that no renter has surfaced for county loft space in Tisbury. “Unfortunately we have...

Andrea’s Auto takes over at McIntosh Motors

UpdatedAndrea Campbell, longtime mechanic at McIntosh Motors in Edgartown, is taking over at the location of McIntosh Motors from Bruce McIntosh. Terms of...

Does a bridge need a building permit?

  As the legal quarrel over a building permit for Squibnocket Farm’s access structure (a.k.a. a bridge) moves to the state level, there is historical...

How cold is it on Martha’s Vineyard? Wicked cold

Martha’s Vineyard will remain in the grip of gelid polar temperatures until a coastal storm arrives this weekend to knock the thermometer up into...

Listeria danger spurs FDA smoked fish recall  

The Food and Drug Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Wednesday that Springfield Smoked Fish, a Western Massachusetts food producer,...

‘Montreal Express’ to bring Arctic temps to the Vineyard

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued a situational awareness statement regarding the week of biting cold due to beset Massachusetts over the...