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SSA adrift on its mission statement

The Steamship Authority lacks a “consistent” mission statement easily seen by its employees and the public, HMS Consulting noted in its recent report. HMS...

Airport Fitness marketed briefly as hotel site

The Airport Fitness site at 24 Airport Rd. was recently marketed by Mitchell B. Muroff of the Muroff-Daigle Hospitality Group as a potential hotel...

Chilmark assesses two finalists for harbormaster

Chilmark selectmen interviewed two candidates for town harbormaster Tuesday night. The present harbormaster, Dennis Jason, is slated to retire in June. The selectmen and...

Coast Guard aids fishing boat

The U.S. Coast Guard came to the aid of a fishing boat in danger of sinking early Monday morning. The FV Capt. Bligh was...

Robinson brothers ditch for climate action

Brothers Runar Finn and Odin Robinson, 11 and 9 respectively, skipped school Friday to demand the U.S. return to the Paris Climate Agreement by...

Bill would protect homeowners with private power lines

State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, has introduced a bill that would provide legal safeguards for homeowners with private electric lines.Chappy resident Dennis Goldin,...

Chilmark hunter cuts plea deal on multiple charges

A Chilmark man has admitted sufficient facts in Edgartown District Court to multiple hunting charges as part of a plea deal. The charges date...

Eversource warns of widespread scams

Scammers are preying on Eversource customers in increasing numbers — masquerading as Eversource employees through use of counterfeit uniforms, badges, and caller identifications, according...

Chilmark finalizes Community Center fees

Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to establish a final fee schedule for large nonprofit events at the community center, and for the Martha’s...

Hebrew Center to host Vineyard Wind hearing

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Army Corps of Engineers are coming to to the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center to talk...

Damaged meter closes town hall

Tisbury town hall closed early Tuesday afternoon after a meter in a heavy metal housing was discovered to be “not normally attached” and dripping...

Dinghies arrested

Tisbury has apprehended dinghies, skiffs, and kayaks left on town waterfronts this winter and sent them to what harbormaster John Crocker described as “dinghy...

Transformer pads at terminal remain unrepaired

Updated Feb. 6A pair of concrete blocks or pads supporting transformers at the Steamship Authority terminal in Vineyard Haven remain cracked and crumbling, with...

Menemsha Market graced iconic magazine cover

Menemsha Market is indelibly connected to the Seward brothers, David and Doug, whose parents ran the store and the former Post Office within it...

Menemsha Market knocked out for 2019

  A fire inside Menemsha Market triggered last week by a downed utility pole caused more damage than initial assessments revealed, landlord Debbie Packer told...

Boston MedFlight launches landing zone videos

 Boston MedFlight recently launched a video series on YouTube meant to improve first responder safety when medical aircraft respond directly to an emergency scene,...

Lost trawler Mistress found on sea floor

The Point Judith, R.I., trawler Mistress, which sank in foul weather on New Year's Day morning and triggered a large Coast Guard search for...

P.A. Club hosts Coasties, TSA personnel

 Updated Jan. 29The Vineyard’s Portuguese-American Club put on a gratis, all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner for U.S. Coast Guard and TSA personnel Thursday night, and...

Electrical fire guts Menemsha Market

Updated Jan. 25Downed wires ignited Menemsha Market Thursday night after a utility pole toppled in the midst of a storm that featured gusts of...

West Tisbury to secure foreclosed property with new locks

Wednesday evening, West Tisbury selectmen authorized town administrator Jennifer Rand to affix padlocks to a State Road property the town gained through tax delinquency...