A simmering dispute, stirred by a combative relationship between Martha’s Vineyard Airport management and its union employees, and fueled by a continuing feud rooted in the legal divisions between the airport and the Dukes County commissions, erupted on Wednesday, April 9, when the county commissioners voted not to re-appoint two members of the airport commission. […]
The Steamship Authority (SSA) is finalizing design plans for a new freight ferry intended to take some of the pressure off larger boats carrying freight and passengers to and from the Islands. The SSA board is also engaged in the design process for a new terminal in Woods Hole that has raised the hackles of […]
When police responded to a home on Dreamer’s Way, they found three very intoxicated people, including one man suffering from a significant knife wound.
There, in the tidal flats, she found the hull of the Islander lying among dozens of other ship carcasses. The hull and the freight deck appear in intact, along with a small portion of the vessel’s central support structure, but the rest of the ferry is gone.
Edgartown voters, by a margin of 144 to 110, voted to make the office of town clerk an appointed position instead of an elected office. With no contested races for town office, turnout was very sparse. Just 267 ballots were cast, representing 8.2 percent of the town’s 3,262 registered voters. Two races were decided by […]
‘The cruiser that’s scheduled to go out of the rotation has close to 90,000 miles on it, but it’s mechanically sound, the body is in good shape. Mainly, Skipper drives it… We all know how he drives.’
Residents with property overlooking Squibnocket Beach object to the plan endorsed by selectmen to build a bridge and relocate a parking lot at the popular beach.
Where it used to be a busy rink, with the recession, towns don’t particularly want to come here on the weekend
The collision of two low pressure systems, one pulling frigid air from Canada, and the other gathering relatively warmer energy from the Gulf of Mexico, triggered a phenomenon known to weather geeks as “bombogenesis.” That word is an offshoot of cyclogenesis, the process of a storm intensifying into a cyclone as it moves over ocean […]
The National Weather Service warns that winds will be strong enough to bring down trees and cause power outages.