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SSA board bans vaping and weed on its property and vessels

At Highfield Hall in Falmouth Tuesday morning, the full board of the Steamship Authority voted unanimously to amend smoking regulations to ban vaping and...

Sankaty is still sidelined

Updated 1:50 pmThe Steamship Authority expected to have the freight boat MV Sankaty operational for Vineyard runs this morning, but according to general manager...

Puppy care package pilfered from SSA luggage cart

A care bag filled with food, toys, and puppy pads meant for Reggie, a dachshund puppy rescued from St. Croix after Hurricane Irma, was...

Menemsha piling work and dredging underway

Routine work on pilings is underway in Menemsha Harbor, and due to a “tremendous amount of shoaling” behind the jetty, some dredging is also...

Taking plastic out of the flow of drinking water

With the recent installation of a water refill station at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, a Vineyard Conservation Society project called “Take Back...

Brian Athearn takes the reins of Ag Society

Update Nov. 29 at 5:15 pmFarmer and MV Tech owner Brian Athearn was elected president of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society at its annual...

Aquinnah town clerk informs selectmen of retirement

Aquinnah town clerk Carolyn Feltz is retiring. In a brief letter to the board of selectmen, Ms. Feltz wrote that Dec. 31 would be...

Permit pulled for West Tisbury library repairs

The Boston architecture firm Oudens Ello has taken out a building permit to fix the water- and fungus-damaged bump-out at the back of the...

Menemsha expenditures and Squibnocket dominate Chilmark warrant

Chilmark voters will gather in the Community Center Monday for a 12-article special town meeting that could grant the town ownership of Squibnocket Beach....

Boston MedFlight to open new facility in Mansfield

Boston MedFlight will open a new facility at Mansfield Municipal Airport on March 1 to add to its locations in Boston and Plymouth, chief...

Woman struck by SUV dies from injuries

Virginia Iverson died Saturday afternoon at Massachusetts General Hospital with family at her bedside, according to her daughter Katherine Young. The choice was made...

Peter Laursen admits to sufficient facts of indecent assaults

Updated Nov. 20Former Vineyard physician Peter Laursen appeared in Edgartown District Court on Friday, and admitted he fondled two women at a Camp Jabberwocky...

Power lines blocked Lagoon Pond Road

Updated 4:30 pmLagoon Pond Road was closed in both directions near the Chicken Alley Thrift shop after a Barnes moving truck ripped power lines...

Station Woods Hole breaks ground on $22 million facilities

The U.S. Coast Guard officially broke ground on two new buildings at Woods Hole Station Thursday morning. However, work actually began in June, according...

Loved ones face heartbreaking decisions for Virginia Iverson

Vehicular accident victim Virginia Iverson remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital as of Wednesday. Recent diagnostic information shared on her daughter’s blog,...

Board of health issues order to destroy confiscated honey

Honey monger James Kozak didn’t show up at a Tisbury board of health hearing Tuesday afternoon that focused on his products. The hearing was...

Harbor advisory committee tackles clutter and squabble

Earlier this month, Chimark’s harbor advisory committee recommended to selectmen that harbormaster Dennis Jason draw up new rules regulating fishermen’s clutter on the Menemsha...

Sailboat Puff washes ashore in West Tisbury, owner arrested

A sailboat belonging to vagabond mariner David Hawkins washed ashore in West Tisbury last week between Cedar Tree Neck and Paul's Point. Mr. Hawkins,...

Chilmark selectmen pick John Keene Excavation for Squibnocket project

At a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, Chilmark selectmen voted to select John Keene Excavation of West Tisbury as contractor for the town’s leg of...

Martha’s Vineyard Airport boasts new building

Martha’s Vineyard Airport celebrated the completion of a new 23,000-square-foot Aircraft Rescue Firefighting/Snow Removal Equipment Building Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.The $10.5 million...