Inkwell, Pay Beach closed to swimming

Oak Bluffs health officials closed Inkwell Beach and Pay Beach on Tuesday after water tests Monday showed higher than acceptable levels of bacteria. The two beaches along Sea View Avenue are among the most popular swimming spots in Oak Bluffs at the height of the summer season. Water samples taken from Inkwell Beach on Monday […]

Portuguese man-of-wars return to Vineyard shores

An unwelcome summer visitor has returned to the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard. On Tuesday, Chris Kennedy, The Trustees of Reservations Martha’s Vineyard superintendent, told The Times that Portuguese man-of-wars had begun washing up along the south shore. As of the end of last week, Mr. Kennedy reported, Trustees staff members had found one at Wasque […]

Downed electric wire closed State Road

The driver of a Bruno’s dumpster hauler was temporarily trapped in his truck while emergency crews work to shut power off to a wire he accidentally snagged in a business lot about 3:30 pm, Thursday . State Road between Cronig’s and the Black Dog Cafe was blocked for a short time while the wire was […]