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An SSA ferry and Katrina share history

Thirteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina buzz-sawed into the Gulf Coast, dealing biblical-scale damage to Louisiana and Mississippi.The 255-foot MV Island Home was under...

Boat was hoisted off beach

Update Sept. 1The 50-foot Azimut motor yacht named Buffalo Soldier crashed into the Oak Bluffs north jetty Thursday night, crippling the vessel and leaking...

West Tisbury grants what may be its first official mooring

West Tisbury selectmen, acting in their capacity as the town’s harbormasters, issued a seasonal mooring permit to Chilmark resident Perry Ambulos on Wednesday. It...

Lone star ticks strengthen Vineyard foothold

Lone star ticks, relative newcomers to the Vineyard, have become entrenched, are multiplying, and are gaining territory on Island, Dukes County tick program biologist...

Decomposed right whale adrift off Chappy

The rotting carcass of a North Atlantic right whale, a critically endangered species, was spotted adrift off Chappaquiddick in the vicinity of Tom’s Shoal,...

Return of 10-ride ferry pass fizzles

The Steamship Authority board convened on the top floor of the New Bedford Whaling Museum Tuesday to address a number of issues, including changes...

Dead leatherback turtle beaches in Oak Bluffs

A leatherback turtle has washed up in Harthaven, done in by a propeller strike that cut it almost in two. The largest species of...

Famed rescue vessel returns to Menemsha

Lobsterman Wayne Iacono was thrilled to board Coast Guard motor lifeboat 36500 half a century after he’d served on it. “It was so nice...

Tall order for mastmaker

To shape masts freehand, you need a big saw and a whole lotta grit. Ted Box has both. The shipwright who built the scow...

The Vineyard delights in record-breaking fair

The pitchfork was passed this year from Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society elders who had shepherded the fair for decades to well-received newbies Brian Athearn...

Edgartown crash sends five people to hospital

A three-car crash near 314 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road sent five people to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Wednesday afternoon and piled up traffic in both...

Chilmark selectmen mull drainage gripes

Tea Lane resident Trina Kingsbury came before the selectmen earlier in the month to complain about dysfunctional town drainage that is adversely affecting her...

State inspects transformer blocks at Vineyard Haven terminal

Updated August 27A state building inspector examined the decaying transformer blocks at the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal Friday and determined that the temporary...

Edgartown crash sends five people to hospital

A three-car crash near 314 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road sent five people to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Wednesday afternoon and piled up traffic in both...

Going solo

The Workshop in Vineyard Haven is in its fourth year as a work and display venue for artists. Over the years Dan VanLandingham, one...

Democrats Davis and Morano vie for clerkship

Joe Sollitto is bowing out this year from the Dukes County Superior Court clerkship he has defended half a dozen times in 42 years...

Jellyfish sting Edgartown and Vineyard Haven swimmers

Edgartown Harbor was mobbed with large pink and white jellyfish toward the end of last week and into the weekend, according to harbormaster Charlie...

Dump truck crashes into M.V. Shipyard building

A dump truck crashed into the gable end of Martha’s Shipyard’s office building Monday morning. No injuries were reported.Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling...

Truro shark bite victim was standing, not swimming

The widely reported shark bite in Truro Wednesday occurred when the victim was standing in the ocean 30 yards from shore, according to a...

Missing paddleboarder prompts extensive search

Edgartown first responders initiated a marine search Thursday afternoon after a paddleboarder was reported missing at Norton Point. The call came in at 1:25...