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New fire engine arrives in West Tisbury

A new fire engine rolled off a Steamship Authority ferry in Vineyard Haven Thursday morning and into West Tisbury. It will replace Fire Engine...

Geotechnical drilling vessel at work for Vineyard Wind

Vineyard Wind, the company with Island roots that beat out two competitors for permission to build an 800-megawatt wind farm off the southern shore...

History and ecology intersect in Mill Brook study

West Tisbury continues to assess how best to preserve Mill Brook, the stream that creates Mill Pond, and how to best manage the 2,928-acre...

Ferry AC fizzles during weekend heat wave

Passengers in a portion of the MV Martha’s Vineyard suffered without air conditioning over the weekend when a compressor went kaput — it’s the...

Boat drifts in between ferry and dolphin

Updated 1 pm A small boat, thought to be a Boston Whaler, drifted into a gap between the MV Martha’s Vineyard and a dolphin, which...

West Tisbury selectmen appoint new assistant treasurer/collector

On the recommendation of recently appointed treasurer/collector Kathy Logue and town accountant Bruce Stone, West Tisbury selectmen unanimously appointed Joan Chavez as assistant treasurer/collector...

Station Menemsha holds change of watch ceremony

 Master Chief Robert Riemer handed off command of Station Menemsha Thursday to Senior Chief Justin Longval at a change of watch ceremony in the...

VTA takes delivery of five electric buses Wednesday

Vineyard Transportation Authority (VTA) turned a page Wednesday with the delivery of five electric buses from Build Your Dreams of Lancaster, Calif. The VTA...

Valerie Plame’s mission to Vineyard Haven

On Sunday night at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, former CIA agent Valerie Plame and filmmaker Doug Liman introduced the first-ever director’s-cut screening of...

Vintage Volvo rear-ended just after restoration

Island designer Lorraine Parish was heartbroken Wednesday morning after the back of her 1968 Volvo van was smashed from behind in an accident on...

Chilmark firefighters knock down van blaze

Flames engulfed a van in Chilmark Tuesday on Old Farm Road. The initial cause appears to be a generator that was being transported in...

TickReport analyzes ticks for pathogens

The Times tried out TickReport recently, the University of Massachusetts Amherst tick-testing service run by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology. The laboratory takes mailed-in...

Laiza Cimeno returns to Martha’s Vineyard

The visa ordeal of Laiza Cimeno came to a close Sunday night when she drove off a ferry at the Steamship Authority’s Oak Bluffs...

Tisbury charts course for floating workshops

Tisbury waterways and harbor planning committee debated regulatory changes to houseboats, liveaboards, and floating workshops Wednesday evening during a special joint session in the...

Vineyard’s auxiliary Coasties win best flotilla

 Flotilla 11-9, the Vineyard’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary group, was awarded Most Outstanding Flotilla for 2017 at a ceremony at Station Menemsha Saturday. Past...

Ferry sprinklers douse car deck with saltwater

Updated at 12:30 pmThe car deck sprinkler system on the MV Martha’s Vineyard began leaking after it left Woods Hole at 9:30 am Wednesday,...

Tick paralysis seems a remote threat

If Lyme, tularemia, alpha-gal meat allergy, and the litany of other tick-borne maladies lurking on the Vineyard weren’t enough, consider tick paralysis, a condition...

HMS Consulting and Technical chosen as SSA consultant

The Steamship Authority board weighed eight consultant proposals Tuesday morning and found HMS Consulting and Technical and KPFF Consulting Engineers the best of the...

The Squibnocket makeover is complete

Chilmark is on the verge of owning Squibnocket Beach outright, real estate it previously leased from Squibnocket Farm. The cashless transfer of the beach...

Visa for Laiza Cimeno looking real

Laiza Cimeno, the Islander who feared she was trapped in Brazil over a visa denial, appears to be getting a visa now.“We got...