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Pilgrim decommissioning continues during pandemic

Work decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is ongoing amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. The plant shut down permanently at the end of May. The...

Sheriff says Vineyard prisoners safer incarcerated 

Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden says he stands with all other Massachusetts sheriffs against a wholesale release of people jailed in the state as...

Employee COVID-19 exposure triggers SSA terminal disinfection

Updated March 31The Steamship Authority has hired a private environmental company to disinfect the Woods Hole terminal building after an employee disclosed being exposed...

Driver summonsed for OUI after pickup crash

 Tisbury police have summonsed a pickup truck driver following a March 24 crash on Beach Road.The driver, whose name is redacted in police reports,...

Reinforcements are on the way

The state is sending additional Massachusetts State Troopers to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket to “bolster public safety capabilities” as the islands react to the...

Cannabis entrepreneur helps out hospital

Geoff Rose, the CEO of Patient Centric, has donated the gloves his company had stockpiled in anticipation of opening the Island’s first medical marijuana...

Five towns approve stay-at-home order

Updated 6 pm, Tuesday Para os nossos leitores que falam português Escute a interpretação em português do que significam as ordens “Fique em casa/ abrigo no local”...

UPDATE: Votes on shelter-in-place coming today

Updated 12 noonMartha’s Vineyard officials would like to slow the number of people coming to the Island and control the movement of those people...

One man’s attempt to be tested for COVID-19

An up-Island man who believes he is suffering from COVID-19, and wanted to be tested because he is asthmatic, got the necessary referral, and...

On the Woods Hole, sanitation hiccups

The Steamship Authority has touted the cleaning regimens for its vessels and terminals in its effort to thwart the spread of coronavirus infections. Two...

John Keene Excavation lays off its workers

Updated March 21John Keene Excavation laid off its employees Friday morning, a move done as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic and in anticipation...

West Tisbury firefighters get big boost from donors

Two local couples have given $100,000 to help the West Tisbury Fire Department. Aileen Kennedy Roberts and Brian Roberts gave $50,000 and Dirk Ziff...

Tisbury secures a loaner vessel for harbormaster

Tisbury selectmen unanimously authorized town administrator Jay Grande to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Massachusetts Environmental Police for the loan of...

Moss departs, Doba now Vineyard Wind communications director 

Andrew Doba, once chief spokesman for former Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, is replacing Brendan Moss as communications director of Vineyard Wind. Moss was Gov....

Case against Caponigro, Leblanc dismissed

A case of felony larceny filed against two Vineyard women was dismissed by Judge Benjamin Barnes Friday morning on the grounds they were denied...

Tisbury emergency management director in self-quarantine

Updated March 19Tisbury’s emergency management director is in self-quarantine, according to Tisbury officials, after apparently being exposed to novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Tisbury harbormaster...

No service changes for the VTA

The advent of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, hasn’t hampered Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) service, according to administrator Angie Gompert, who emailed that...

St. Patrick’s Day SSA meeting physically closed to public

The Steamship Authority board meeting slated for March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) at 10 am in Falmouth has been shuttered to physical public access....

Steamship Authority explores screening

The Steamship Authority is exploring the screening of passengers, SSA board chairman Jim Malkin indicated in a statement to The Times. “We are looking at...

Edgartown firefighters descend on chimney fire

Edgartown firefighters responded to a Chimney fire at the Kelly House Saturday afternoon. The fire sent puffs of black smoke out the top of...