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SSA proposes fare hikes worth $2.6 million

Steamship Authority (SSA) travelers on the Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard routes can anticipate fare hikes in 2011.

Aquinnah will pay to clean up failed oyster farming operation

This week, Aquinnah town officials said they plan to take steps to clean up scores of plastic mesh bags used to raise oysters.

Tisbury nets revised shellfish regulations

The Tisbury selectmen approved all but one of eight amendments and additions to the town's shellfish regulations following a public hearing during their meeting Tuesday night.

Chilmark asks, What shall we do with the Tea Lane farmhouse?

While the Menemsha fire and repairs to the boathouse and town dock have been news for months, the issue of repairing and restoring the house at Tea Lane Farm, to be considered Monday by Chilmark voters, has heated up in the past few weeks.

65th Derby results

Boat bluefish: Sandy E.

Chilmark special Monday takes up cost of dock repairs

Although the cause of the July 12 fire in Menemsha that destroyed the U.

Bradley Square affordable housing comes to a costly end

The Island Affordable Housing Fund (IAHF), unable to raise the $1.

Massachusetts looks westward toward Rhode Island and federal waters for wind plans

Wind energy development plans in Massachusetts are drifting away from Martha's Vineyard and toward an area in federal waters off both the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts.

Edgartown police respond to break-ins, thefts, accidents

House break-ins, thefts of fishing equipment from boats moored in Edgartown Harbor, several motor vehicle accidents, and a fight that ended with an arrest for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon made for a busy weekend for Edgartown police.

Kids Day provides a glimpse of what a fishing pier might hold

The opening scene from the Andy Griffith Show, the classic 1960s television sitcom built around small-town American values, shows Andy and Opie holding fishing poles and walking down a dirt road.

Model airplanes land on Martha’s Vineyard

The Martha's Vineyard Model Flying Club (MVMFC) has been flying comfortably below the public radar for the past five years, but now it wants to soar — with new members.

West Tisbury considers tax interest amnesty to boost payments

West Tisbury property owners whose property has been slapped with a title lien for failure to pay back property taxes may get a break if voters at the next town meeting approve an interest amnesty program, as suggested by town treasurer Kathy Logue.

Humor and history in curious roadside artifacts

Nearly everywhere you drive on Martha's Vineyard, there are little things to see, some so small you might drive by without noticing.