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Two events address field debate Thursday

Two school committee meetings slated for Thursday will mark the next chapter in the polarized high school athletic field grass versus artificial turf debate....

Training for perilous work

Last week mariners gathered in Menemsha for a series of workshops geared toward enhanced safety while engaged in what is statistically among the most...

FCC action could gut Martha’s Vineyard TV

Updated 6 pm Action by the Federal Communications Commission could put Martha’s Vineyard Community Television out of business, according to MVTV executive director Stephen Warriner....

SSA borrows VTA bus for test drives

The Steamship Authority put a Vineyard Transportation Authority diesel bus to work on Woods Hole Road Thursday evening to test its performance between Woods...

Orsted completes Deepwater Wind deal

Danish wind energy giant Orsted completed its takeover of Deepwater Wind this week. The new entity will be called Orsted US Offshore Wind. The...

Chilmark fire chief sees danger in poor road signage

Chilmark is known for rustic and artsy roads signs and house numbers. For first responders, more often than not, it’s not a good thing,...

Robert Fokos, a most uncommon Cold War veteran

Updated Nov. 8 In 1956, 62 years ago this week, everyday Hungarian citizens armed with Molotov cocktails and scrounged rifles battled Soviet tanks in the...

SMAST workshop coming to West Tisbury

The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) will host a workshop in West Tisbury on Dec. 3 in the...

Hanavan bows out with fanfare

Tisbury and state officials gathered in the Tisbury Police Station Friday afternoon to honor outgoing Police Chief Dan Hanavan. Harbormaster John Crocker, town administrator...

Liman and Squibnocket Farm bury the hatchet

Hollywood director Doug Liman and Squibnocket Farm, a well-to-do subdivision, have agreed to an armistice in the legal battle over the Squibnocket Bridge (or...

Pigs denied passage

Like his father before him, Freddy Fisher is a West Tisbury farmer. When he boarded the MV Martha’s Vineyard Monday with a load of...

NOAA drafts habitat maps for wind lease zones

After years of mapping, NOAA, WHOI, UMass Dartmouth, and Howard Marine Research Laboratory researchers have created bottom, or benthic, habitat maps for the eight...

State sees merit in Vineyard maritime nonprofits

Ronald Amidon, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife, came on-Island to visit representatives from the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group and the...

Ocean Guardian may ward off sharks from Vineyarders

As great white sharks become more prevalent in Massachusetts waters, Vineyarders find themselves facing the ghost of the blockbuster filmed here 44 years ago....

Drones pose serious risk to aircraft

Useful and fun when operated correctly, drones can act like missiles when carelessness sends them into the path of occupied aircraft. Martha’s Vineyard Airport...

Tisbury welcomes new fire engine

Tisbury’s newest fire engine rolled off the MV Martha’s Vineyard Thursday morning into the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal. The Tisbury Fire Department was...

Coast Guard families moved because of lead contamination

Two Station Menemsha chiefs and their families have vacated their U.S. Coast Guard housing at the West Chop Lighthouse in Vineyard Haven due to...

Sip, savor, and some off-Island flavor

Amid a sea of suede, plaid, and cashmere, your correspondent joined Times associate editor Geoff Currier and photo editor Gabrielle Mannino at the 2018...

Motorcycle slams into Vineyard Haven house

Michael Zenick was seriously injured when he crashed a black Kawasaki motorcycle into the side of a Vineyard Haven house Sunday night at a...

Justice Cypher upholds Marshard suspension

Updated Oct. 24 Associate Justice Elspeth B. Cypher handed down a decision Monday afternoon on the misconduct case of Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney...