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Boch Park work underway

Work on Boch Park, located at 20 Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, next door to the MV Times building, is clearly underway. Ernie Boch Jr....

Supreme Court rules in favor of Martha’s Vineyard man

Updated 11:40 am The U.S. Supreme Court made a decision today that has implications for a Martha’s Vineyard man and beyond. In an 8-1, the nation’s...

Building is center of attention

Updated June 21 at 2:45 pm A three-member town committee is being asked to look at whether some community groups, and the Martha’s Vineyard Film...

Ferry goes dry, temporarily

Travelers to and from Martha’s Vineyard have dealt with delays, mechanical breakdowns, and on at least one trip Sunday — a boozeless cruise. According to...

SSA deploys rescue boat during drill

On Monday morning, the Steamship Authority crew aboard the MV Nantucket, on its 8:15 am run from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven, performed a...

New parking system has tough takeoff

The new parking system at Martha’s Vineyard Airport hit a bit of turbulence, to put it in airplane terms. “In my opinion, things did not...

Eight firms make bids to do ferry study

Josh Goldstein, one of the owners of Mansion House Inn in Vineyard Haven, trekked to Falmouth by ferry Wednesday to implore the Steamship Authority...

Early morning chaos in Woods Hole

Updated 7:30 pm This time it wasn’t a ferry breakdown, but dozens of cars and trucks were stuck on the MV Governor ferry this morning...

West Tisbury police get badge of honor

The West Tisbury Police Department became the first Island department to become fully-accredited by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. Police Chief Matthew Mincone traveled to...

Island Home ferry is latest with issue

Updated 1:20 pm The MV Island Home had to cancel two trips Friday, forcing some passengers onto the MV Woods Hole instead for their crossing...

Norton Point latest area closed

Updated June 7 Due to piping plover nesting, Norton Point will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday, June 7, for about four to five...

Chilmark selectmen push for fire chief contract

The Chilmark board of selectmen and Fire Chief David Norton are moving closer to a contract for the longtime chief, who has worked as...

Schepici: ‘Let’s keep the dialogue going’

One year to the day that her predecessor was summarily dismissed as CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Denise Schepici stood before a crowd in...

Allegations fly in porn lawsuit

An Aquinnah woman who says her house was rented and used by Mile High, a pornography production company, has amended her federal lawsuit, saying...

Signs, signs, everywhere signs

There are too many signs on Main Street in Vineyard Haven and they’re too big — something Ray Tattersall, the town’s DPW director, wants...

Joys in the attic

I’d heard a lot about La Soffitta from my colleagues and friends — one of them in particular had been prodding me to get...

Sweet (potato) taste of success

It’s been two years now since our then 17-year-old daughter came home and announced she is a vegetarian. It wasn’t a huge surprise, but...

Steamship Authority ready for busy weekend

Within days of a contentious meeting on Martha’s Vineyard where frustrated Island leaders, business owners, and residents lashed out at Steamship Authority officials, the...

Case closed on Tisbury School project

The town of Tisbury has been notified that it will be removed from the list of schools in the Massachusetts School Building Authority capital...

Sticker shock for Tisbury residents

Tisbury residents will spend twice as much, beginning July 1, to dispose of recyclable waste. In a 2-1 vote, with selectman Melinda Loberg opposed, the...