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SSA ends ferry AC showers with nighttime repairs

Water finally stopped trickling from ceiling vents aboard the MV Martha’s Vineyard after the Steamship Authority made HVAC repairs Wednesday night. Dripping water and...

‘Ticked Off!’

Martha’s Vineyard Tick-Borne Illness Prevention Program, recently absorbed by Dukes County, will host the first Martha’s Vineyard Tick Fair on Saturday, July 28, from...

‘Naked’ wines delight Atria guests

Atria welcomed vinters Jared and Tracey Brandt to Edgartown last Wednesday for an evening of open-air dining featuring half a dozen wines from their...

Another drawbridge crash causes backups

A two-car crash just after 1 pm Tuesday on the Lagoon Drawbridge is snarled traffic to and from Vineyard Haven and sent two people...

Motorists kill three oystercatcher chicks on Chappy

Over the weekend, three oystercatcher chicks died under the wheels of motorists on Chappaquiddick’s East Beach. Despite dozens of warning signs and fencing by...

Ferry Martha’s Vineyard no longer steamy, AC fixed(ish)

Malfunctioning air conditioning zones that left portions of the MV Martha’s Vineyard muggy for nearly two weeks were repaired on July 12, according to...

Scow Seeker launched in Vineyard Haven

Hayden Building Movers and a Packer tug launched the scow Seeker on July 14 — a milestone event for shipbuilder Ted Box and his...

Jayhawk crew wows shoreline audience with mock rescue

The U.S. Coast Guard put on a hoisting demonstration in Vineyard Haven Harbor Saturday evening with its signature search and rescue aircraft, the Sikorsky...

Drawbridge closed temporarily after crash

A three-car crash sent two people to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Saturday night, and forced police to close the Lagoon Pond Drawbridge for about a...

Governor makes the Vineyard rounds

Gov. Charlie Baker visited the rebuilt ramp and docks at Lake Street Landing Saturday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito came...

Will CRISPR mice stymie Lyme?

Updated July 18 at 4:25 pm With Martha’s Vineyard Community Television and Netflix cameras rolling at the Katharine Cornell Theater last Thursday night, Islanders took...

Coast Guard to conduct helicopter rescue demo Saturday

Sail MV, as part of its Vineyard Cup festivities this weekend, will host the U.S. Coast Guard in Vineyard Haven Harbor Saturday at 5:15...

Deer tick virus lurks in some Vineyard ticks

Two years ago this November, upon rising from bed after a hunting trip at Spring Point in Chilmark, 53-year-old Edgartown resident Karl Nelson found...

Selectmen hedge bets on new Chilmark station

Tuesday night, Chilmark selectmen opted to fold a bit of insurance into their bid to erect a new fire station and ambulance facility adjacent...

Herring gulls rear chicks on Packer roof

A pair of fluffy herring gull chicks are starting out life atop the office of R.M. Packer Co. in Vineyard Haven. Owner Ralph Packer...

Woods Hole returns to service after propulsion system glitches

Updated July 11, 3 pm  The MV Woods Hole, which these days is working the Hyannis–Nantucket run, returned to service Wednesday afternoon after being sidelined...

Lost boater who left Cuttyhunk for New Bedford found in Rhode Island

Updated July 10 Peter Horan, an 80-year-old mariner who went missing at midday, was located aboard his boat Best Friend at the mouth of the...

Ferry AC woes expand, mystery odor remains mysterious

The air conditioning on the MV Martha’s Vineyard has not been fixed. As The Times reported Monday, a part was expected to come in...

Tree falls and pulls down wires

A tree split and fell into a driveway on Daggett Avenue in Vineyard Haven Friday afternoon, pulling down electrical wires. A neighborhood resident named...

Steamship Authority strengthens bus policy

The Steamship Authority has adopted new procedures to address late buses in Woods Hole. At the Port Council Meeting in Falmouth Thursday, the ferry...