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Hurricanes a threat to the Vineyard? You bet

The potential for future hurricane devastation across Martha’s Vineyard deeply concerns the Island’s emergency managers, according to Gary Robinson, Aquinnah’s emergency manager and the...

Marshard case goes before SJC

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Elspeth Cypher heard the case involving Laura Marshard Wednesday morning in the John Adams Courthouse on Beacon Hill.After...

Colonel gets high-decibel salute in Vineyard Haven

Colonel Dinah F. Olagbegi stepped off the Island Home Monday afternoon to the whine of sirens. Islanders gathered to greet her as a light...

Lagoon Ridge developer dies from tularemia

Davio Danielson, a seasonal Island resident who was on the cusp of approval for the Lagoon Ridge housing development in Oak Bluffs, died August...

Cruise ship cleared to continue scheduled voyage

Updated Sept. 8 at 10 amThe cruise ship Star Pride regained power a little after 5 pm Friday. The ship weighed anchor later in...

Menemsha gas dock control fuels division

Updated September 6, 2018Chilmark harbormaster Dennis Jason and Menemsha Texaco owner Marshall Carroll squared off Tuesday night before the board of selectmen over who...

Five Menemsha Coasties ascend in rank

Senior Chief Justin Longval, commander of Station Menemsha, and senior Chief Robert Parent, executive officer of the station, advanced five petty officers in rank...

USCG to team up with county sheriff

Personnel from Station Menemsha will be working in the Dukes County Communications Center by next summer, according to Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden and...

A not so special delivery

A Jeep Cherokee slammed into a parked UPS truck at about 6:10 pm Tuesday on Edgartown–West Tisbury Road near the Youth Hostel. Solar glare...

Legendary Vineyarder Trina Kingsbury dies at 74

Artist and woodswoman Trina Kingsbury died at her home on Tea Lane in Chilmark Friday. She was 74.The daughter of Gertrude and Craig...

Two escape from boat fire

Two people aboard a boat docked at Tisbury Wharf Co. escaped injury when it caught fire at around 1 am on Sept. 1, according...

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...