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Tisbury firefighters descend on ceiling fire

The Tisbury Fire Department took no chances with a ceiling fire on Greenwood Avenue Tuesday afternoon by sending three trucks, including its tower. Ambulances...

It’s wrong to take whalebones

Thinking about taking home whalebone? Don’t do it.Two incidents — one involving a person caught in the act recently, and another last year involving...

Unwinding at Détente

Détente is off Winter Street in the Nevin Square shopping cluster. You won’t see it driving by. It’s tucked away. Never having been, I...

Island Home penciled in for ‘very expensive’ engine work

After suffering a string of malfunctions this year, even after returning from a big overhaul that lasted about four months at Senesco Marine, the...

Kudzu crops up in West Tisbury

The southeastern United States has long dealt with kudzu. Commonly referred to as the “vine-that-ate-the-south,” kudzu grows rapidly and can blanket entire landscapes. West...

Dead seal found on State Beach

A dead seal has washed up on State Beach not far from the Big (Jaws) Bridge. How it died is unknown. Parts of its...

SSA pilings come up short in Woods Hole

Steel support piling for the Woods Hole reconstruction project (“waterside” portion) are too short, according to an engineer. Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis...

Jellyfish collect in Menemsha Harbor

At least two types of jellyfish have been visible from the docks in Menemsha in recent weeks — sea nettles and comb jellies. Sea...

Steamship rate hikes coming to Vineyard

The Steamship Authority board convened at the Nantucket Whaling Museum Tuesday for its monthly meeting, and voted in a new management position, heard updates...

Martha’s Vineyard osprey are multiplying

The osprey population of the Vineyard was bountiful this year, the 21st annual osprey census showed.“A record high of 100 active nests were...

One dead, one injured in attack aboard trawler

Updated Sept. 25One mariner is dead after being attacked by a fellow seaman aboard the trawler Captain Billy Haver, according to the Coast Guard....

Chilmark selectmen make offer on Beetlebung Farm

Updated Sept. 24Chilmark selectmen made a bid to purchase Beetlebung Farm Friday, according to Chilmark town administrator Tim Carroll. The move was the fruit...

After 72 hours, SSA shuts down survey

The survey the Steamship Authority launched Friday, Sept. 15, was halted Monday, Sept. 17, a mere 72 hours after it began. The ferry service...

Whale skull to be used for teaching

The skull of a North Atlantic right whale that washed ashore on Norton Point last year is drying just over the dunes past the...

New Edgartown fire truck rolls onto the Vineyard

Edgartown’s new front-line pumper, Engine 2, rolled off the MV Katama Thursday morning after two years of planning and assembly. Fire captains Stephen Foster...

Fish fry fever

Community and generosity meet at the Holy Ghost Association Fish Fry at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs. Folks from every corner of the...

Seal population swelling in Gosnold

Gull Island, a low islet on the Buzzards Bay end of Robinson’s Hole, has grown heavy with seals. Recent images taken by Vineyard drone...

Chilmark eyes Beetlebung Farm acquisition

At the request of the affordable housing committee, Chilmark selectmen are contemplating the purchase of Beetlebung Farm, centrally located on Middle Road and owned...

Another dead leatherback turtle discovered

Updated September 21A dead leatherback turtle found near Lambert’s Cove Beach on private property was probably killed by a propeller, “almost severing the...

Wellfleet shark fatality on Vineyard officials’ minds

Updated 8:30 pmThe death of a Revere man at a Wellfleet beach from a shark attack is having a ripple effect on beachgoers and...