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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...

Chappy residents disgruntled with postal delivery

The U.S. Postal Service mustered help for the Edgartown Post Office in recent weeks after a litany of dismal reports from customers reached its...

Jane Dreeben appointed to West Tisbury finance committee

West Tisbury selectmen and the West Tisbury finance committee appointed Jane Dreeben to the finance committee Tuesday night at a special joint meeting at...

Alcohol suspected in Friday night moped crash

Oak Bluffs Fire, EMS, and Police responded to a moped crash near Lola’s Restaurant at approximately 11:45 pm on August 10. The operator, Sergio...

Motorcyclist in West Tisbury crash lost leg, faces violations

The motorcyclist injured in a collision with a Subaru on the evening of August 7 has lost a leg, according to a GoFundMe page...

Oak Bluffs firefighters knock down truck fire

Oak Bluffs firefighters responded to a pickup fire on Wing Road Monday afternoon. The operator smelled smoke, pulled over, and exited the truck before...

Asian longhorn tick continues to spread

A foreign tick is spreading in the U.S., threatening livestock and people. First discovered in New Jersey in 2017, the Asian longhorn tick (Haemaphysalis...