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PETA lobster ad prompting Steamship policy change

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Posters hung by an animal rights advocacy group has the Steamship Authority (SSA) reconsidering its advertising policy.  The board is considering only allowing advertisements from...

Vineyard women assemble for reproductive rights

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On the anniversary of the Dobbs decision, a collection of Islanders — in unison with organizations and women across the country — made a...

Non-union SSA workers getting a pay bump

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As negotiations continue between the Steamship Authority (SSA) and multiple labor unions, the ferry line’s board approved a pay bump for non-union workers.  On June...

SSA captains: Tough hours hampering recruitment

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The signs of strife between the Steamship Authority (SSA) administration and workers have been incrementally rising in Woods Hole and on Martha’s Vineyard in...

Stabbing suspect’s hearing moved to July 

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The question of whether the man with Vineyard ties accused of stabbing multiple people in Braintree is mentally fit enough to stand trial will...

State greenlights overwater cannabis transportation

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Off-Island marijuana will be sailing to the Vineyard in the near future.  The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission unanimously approved an administrative order allowing the transportation...

SSA head criticized by Oak Bluffs officials

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The Oak Bluffs select board criticized how the Steamship Authority (SSA) is being managed on Tuesday, June 11, jabbing at the seeming deterioration of...

Island attorney Ron Rappaport, 74, dies unexpectedly

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Updated 6:52 pm The Island woke up to shocking news today that the prominent attorney and community leader Ronald H. Rappaport died unexpectedly on Friday...

Decomposed sperm whale washes ashore in Edgartown

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A dead whale was found washed ashore on South Beach in Edgartown last Friday. Ainsley Smith, marine mammal stranding coordinator at the federal National...

Cannabis businesses push for off-Island marijuana

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Cannabis advocates and business owners urged the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission to change regulations to allow the transport of marijuana over state-controlled waterways to...

Teamsters union calls for fair Steamship Authority contract

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A labor union representing Steamship Authority employees is calling for a fair contract from the ferry line after months of negotiations.  Teamsters Local 59, which...

Vineyard housing crisis worsens as transfer fee sees setback

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Updated June 10 New data released by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission documents the growing challenge of providing affordable housing on the Island, even as the...

New details emerge in Ravizza’s ties to homicide victim

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Police reports show that accused South Shore stabber Jared Ravizza knew Bruce Feldman on the Vineyard long before police identified Ravizza as a suspect...

Parking rates at airport go up, especially for long-term parking 

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Martha’s Vineyard Airport took back management of its parking lot from LAZ Parking on June 1, and immediately raised rates for parking. Drivers now get...

Conservation commission decision faces pushback

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After a months-long dispute between the Trustees and local landowners on Chappaquiddick, the opposing sides now agree on one thing: Neither is happy with...

Ferry ransomware attack remains unsolved

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When the Steamship Authority was hit by a ransomware cyberattack on June 2, 2021, it hampered operations for a week, preventing customers from booking...

Long-postponed Steamship website now delayed until September

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Despite a ballooning price tag, the Steamship Authority’s new website won’t be launched this summer, adding another delay to a project intended to ease...

Veterans housing could be ready in 2026

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A planned affordable housing project in Oak Bluffs for low-income military veterans could be ready in mid-2026. Construction is expected to begin next year and...

Much of Pimpneymouse Farm set aside for conservation

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A Chappaquiddick property will be used for public recreation. The Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved a plan Thursday to preserve 171 acres of land at...

Closed West Tisbury landfill called PFAS source 

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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has labeled the closed and capped West Tisbury landfill a source of PFAS, the latest confirmed contamination on...