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Putting the steam(ed) in Steamship Authority

Updated June 29 Frustrations with the Steamship Authority have boiled over into a petition calling for a resident-only commuter ferry that prioritizes trips to and...

John Rose to join Tisbury ambulance service

John Rose, who left his job last year as the Oak Bluffs fire and EMS chief under a cloud of controversy surrounding sexual harassment...

Radio scanners go radio silent

It’s the end of an era for emergency communications using analog radio on Martha’s Vineyard when the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office digitizes the airwaves...

Update: Island first responders start getting vaccine

Several of the Island’s first responders got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Friday. Speaking to The Times after...

West Tisbury builder killed in Florida

West Tisbury builder Charles Morgan was killed in a Florida motel on August 2. Morgan was staying at the Rodeway Inn and Suites in...

What’s an Islander to do?

Updated 2:10 pm Island leaders are asking Vineyarders to voluntarily comply with the stay-at-home orders issued by the towns, despite Gov. Charlie Baker’s insistence that...

Islands plead with governor for special dispensation

Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have united against Gov. Charlie Baker’s position on measures the Islands took to curb the spread of the novel corona...

Fire Chief John Rose was suspended

Updated 4 pm While 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

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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

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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 pm Louie 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...

Coast Guard aids fishing boat

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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

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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...

Eversource warns of widespread scams

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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

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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

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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...
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