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Fire Chief John Rose was suspended

Updated 4 pmWhile Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John Rose was telling The Times he was on vacation, he was actually serving a suspension, Oak...

O.B. admits overcharging Uncle Sam

Oak Bluffs has acknowledged overcharging the federal government for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements through its off-Island ambulance run billing company, Comstar. The town has...

Oak Bluffs FBI inquiry a mystery

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has made trips to the Oak Bluffs Fire Department for undisclosed reasons, town officials told The Times. Other than...

O.B. advances town hall renovation

Oak Bluffs continued its beleaguered town hall quest agreeing to hire an architect to take the next step in renovating the existing town hall.The...

TCI offers VTA drivers, union final contract

After three days of negotiations, Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus drivers and the union representing them were given a final contract offer from Transit...

The Net Result is sold

Updated 3:40 pmLouie Larsen has sold the Net Result to Michael Santoro of the Santoro Hospitality Group for an undisclosed sum. The deal...

Chilmark lowers the boom on creek spiles

Updated 5:15 pm, Wednesday *Through a letter sent to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and to Aquinnah harbormaster Brian “Chip” Vanderhoop, a...

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...

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...

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...

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...