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Rhode Island Fast Ferry Ava Pearl rescued off East Chop

(Updated 5/27 6:43 pm) The MV Ava Pearl, a Rhode Island-based fast ferry, lost power off East Chop soon after it departed Oak Bluffs on...

Squibnocket Beach opens after sweeping rejuvenation

The lengthy and complex campaign to restore Squibnocket Beach and resituate its parking lot ended at noontime on Friday with a modest ceremony hosted...

County takes over tick program

Dukes County has taken over the Martha’s Vineyard Tick-Borne Illness Reduction Initiative from the Island boards of health at the request of those boards....

Menemsha rigs for another season

Chilmark selectmen, joined town administrator Tim Carroll, Police Chief Jonathan Klaren, building inspector Lenny Jason, and harbor assistant Tamar Rogers for a walk around...

Vineyard Wind gets the nod

Updated 4 pm Vineyard Wind, the company with local connections that has promised to stage some of its operations on-Island, has been picked by the...

Telford headlines Tisbury tick talk

Renowned Tufts tick researcher Sam Telford told a packed audience at the Vineyard Haven library Tuesday night that in terms of wickedness, Lyme disease...

DNA and RNA tick testing subsidized statewide

TickReport testing will go down in price as a result of funding from the Centers for Disease Control. CDC gave $100,000 to the Massachusetts...

High school students volunteer across the Vineyard

High schoolers lent their time to the Island’s nonprofit community Monday as part of Give Back Day, a volunteer initiative set in motion by...

Massive retaining wall finished at Squibnocket Beach

A retaining wall built with colossal granite rocks reclaimed from a revetment that was recently removed to make way for a bridge is complete...

Decrepit state of Tisbury moorings irks mariners

Updated May 23, 3:30 pm Local mariners are growing concerned about the poor condition of town moorings in Vineyard Haven Harbor after failures with two...

Port Captain to depart Steamship Authority

Longtime port captain Charles “Greg” Gifford will retire next month, Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis told The Times. Gifford’s departure comes after an...

Private electric lines vex Islanders

Updated May 18 As electrical distribution lines fail from age, bad splices, or physical damage, many Islanders are discovering to their surprise the aerial or...

Defibrillator donated in memory of Christian Manley

Christian Manley, a former Edgartown wharfinger, was honored at a noontime ceremony Tuesday at Memorial Wharf. Manley worked under harbormaster Charlie Blair for several...

Body found near Hvoslef Way

Updated May 19 Tisbury police discovered a body in woods on Hvoslef Way in Vineyard Haven early Monday morning, according to Lieutenant Eerik Meisner. Meisner...

Newly renovated Lake Street Landing opens

The refurbished Lake Street Landing opened Friday in Tisbury after close to $1 million worth of work that saw Offshore Engineering crews work through...

Police arrest ‘slalom pattern’ motorist

Oak Bluffs Police charged a 26-year-old Winthrop man with drinking and driving and failure to stop for police after a chase on Beach Road...

Single-car accident results in OUI charge

Oak Bluffs Police charged a 44-year-old Vineyard Haven man with drinking and driving and other charges Sunday after they responded to a single-car crash...

SSA stats dismal compared with America’s largest ferry service

Updated 5 pm Washington State runs the largest ferry operation in the country, with four times as many terminals, over three times as many routes,...

Ceremony formalizes West Tisbury police officer’s promotion

A promotion ceremony held Friday at the West Tisbury Police Station formally minted the department’s new sergeant, Matt Gebo. West Tisbury selectmen approved Gebo’s...

SSA Oak Bluffs terminal opens; SeaStreak arrives Friday

The Steamship Authority’s Oak Bluffs terminal opened Friday amid ongoing construction to repair storm damage caused in March. Marine contractor Robert B. Our’s equipment...