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Franklin Street building condemned after fire

Updated Jan. 15Tisbury firefighters responded to a fire at 209 Franklin St. Friday afternoon and encountered a compartmentalized cellar heaped with smoldering debris. Neighbors...

Chilmark residents pack selectmen’s meeting

Chilmark residents jammed the selectmen’s meeting room Tuesday night, lining the walls and spilling out into an adjacent hallway and kitchen in order to...

Coast Guard identifies lost fishermen

The U.S. Coast Guard has identified the two fishermen who went missing after the trawler Mistress capsized and sank off Block Island early New...

Flotilla 11-9 to offer boater safety course

Flotilla 11-9, the Vineyard’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary group, plans to offer a boating safety course in Chilmark at the end of January.“If...

Hanover briefs county commissioners on SSA

Marc Hanover, the Vineyard’s representative on the Steamship Authority board, came before the Dukes County commissioners late Wednesday afternoon to brief them on the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen

Updated Jan. 2 @ 6 pmThe U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing fishermen from The Mistress, a 52-foot trawler out of...

Tisbury firefighters extinguish chimney fire

The Tisbury Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at a home on the corner of Paula Avenue and Lambert’s Cove Road at about...

Selectmen give owner of foreclosed house a lifeline

West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to give the former owner of 1034 State Rd., which was taken in a tax...

Bay State Wind studying radar interference

As the issue of radar interference from wind turbines undergoes greater public scrutiny, Bay State Wind, the Eversource-Orsted wind energy venture, is examining what...

SSA and Senesco Marine settle for $950,000

The Steamship Authority has settled a dispute with the Rhode Island–based company that did a more than $18 million refurbishment of the ferry Martha’s...

Squibnocket Pond skiff ramp installed

John Keene Excavation completed the final piece of the Squibnocket project Friday with the installation of a skiff and kayak ramp on Squibnocket Pond,...

Sweeping reforms proposed for Steamship Authority

Updated 6 amThe president of the independent consulting firm that did a top-to-bottom review of the Steamship Authority says by focusing on long-term solutions...

Vineyard Wind backs marine transit corridor

As Vineyard Wind nears the building phase of its wind farm south of Martha’s Vineyard, fishermen have begun to clamor more than ever about...

Beetlebung Farm sells for $2.4 million

Beetlebung Farm sold Tuesday afternoon to an entity called the Farm Group nominee trust for the sum of $2.4 million, Dukes County Registry of...

West Tisbury resident makes bid for cannabis shop

A West Tisbury resident has made a public move toward establishing a recreational marijuana store on Cournoyer Road with a request for a town...

Bourne, Sagamore bridges eyed for rebirth

The Bourne and Sagamore Bridges are the subject of a budding study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine whether the two...

Tisbury selectmen, school committee to survey voters

Updated Dec. 12Tisbury selectmen and the school committee are still trying to figure out what’s next after voters rejected a $46.6 million project to...

Bay State Wind comes to O.B.

Bay State Wind set up shop at the Loft in Oak Bluffs Wednesday night for a community outreach presentation on its activities. Executives from...

Waltham man arraigned on rape charge

A 28-year-old Waltham man pleaded not guilty in Edgartown District Court to one count of rape. Micah Washington was arrested by Edgartown Police in...

Tisbury town hall goes topless

Updated 1:30 pmTisbury town hall is now minus its head ornament. Saturday morning a crane lifted away the weathervane, then the steeple, and finally...