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SSA stats dismal compared with America’s largest ferry service

Updated 5 pmWashington State runs the largest ferry operation in the country, with four times as many terminals, over three times as many routes,...

Ceremony formalizes West Tisbury police officer’s promotion

A promotion ceremony held Friday at the West Tisbury Police Station formally minted the department’s new sergeant, Matt Gebo. West Tisbury selectmen approved Gebo’s...

SSA Oak Bluffs terminal opens; SeaStreak arrives Friday

The Steamship Authority’s Oak Bluffs terminal opened Friday amid ongoing construction to repair storm damage caused in March. Marine contractor Robert B. Our’s equipment...

New courthouse handicap ramp underway

A new $90,000 handicap ramp is taking shape outside the Dukes County courthouse. The ramp is part of $210,000 worth of capital improvements slated...

Just when you thought it was safe …

Steamship Authority ferries failed to make 549 crossings between Vineyard Haven and Woods Hole since the start of the year, an eye-popping increase over...

Dukes County gets no aid after March storm

Do you remember the March 2 storm that tossed yachts ashore, flooded Five Corners and the Edgartown waterfront, washed out the Dike Bridge, and...

Ghost Island Farm gets six grand for family farm shares

Ghost Island Farm in West Tisbury has received a $6,000 contribution from the Blue Barn Farm Share Program for six at-need Island families to...

New: Ferry breakdowns force 549 trip cancellations

Updated May 8Steamship Authority ferries failed to make 549 crossings between Vineyard Haven and Woods Hole since the start of the year, an eye-popping...

Martha’s Vineyard bow door fixed; Katama still down

Updated May 5 @ 7:30 amThe MV Martha’s Vineyard returned to service Wednesday with its bow door fixed. Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis...

Vineyard’s longest bridge proves public(ish)

Updated May 9 at 2:10 pmThe bridge to the Squibnocket Farm subdivision is open to the public, sort of.A skiff launch just across...

Vineyard Wind submits Draft Environmental Impact Report

Vineyard Wind submitted a Draft Environmental Impact Report to the commonwealth Tuesday for its proposed 800-megawatt wind farm, according to a release. The report...

Another fire station plan burns Chilmark

Chilmark selectmen got a first look at conceptual designs for a new fire station Tuesday night. It didn’t go well.Upon viewing the designs hung...

Hospital group, Bay State Wind to negotiate long-term deal

Bay State Wind and Southcoast Health are exploring a long-term agreement for the sale of wind turbine electricity, according to an Orsted press release....

Pilgrim Station goes down for a third time this year

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth shut down over the weekend after operators discovered a problem with feedwater valves. The station wound down Friday...

M.V. Museum aims for December soft opening

Construction of the new Martha’s Vineyard Museum at the site of the old Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven is on track for a soft...

West Tisbury selectmen vote to join opioid suit

West Tisbury selectmen voted to join the Kopelman and Paige opioid lawsuit Wednesday night, becoming the fourth Vineyard town to do so after Chilmark,...

Overrides pass in Chilmark election

All eight Proposition 2½ override questions passed in Chilmark’s annual election last night at the Chilmark Community Center, where 148 voters turned out. But...

West Tisbury firefighters knock down house blaze

Updated 10:45 amWest Tisbury firefighters battled a fire at Bradley Martin Road Tuesday night, according to Chief Manuel Estrella III.“Nobody got hurt,” he said....

Head boat ahoy!

A charter boat operated by former Steamship Authority chief engineer Stephen Broderick arrived in Menemsha recently ahead of fishing excursions slated to begin in...

Chilmark sails through town meeting

 Chilmark voters weren’t in a mood to dawdle Monday night. In roughly one hour and 15 minutes, they cleared 29 articles and headed home....