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Three candidates seek SSA post

Marc Hanover, the Vineyard’s longtime representative on the Steamship Authority board, is up for reappointment and has competition. The Dukes County commissioners choose who...

Dr. Finkelstein eyes retirement

Dr. David Finkelstein has retired from his long optometry career in Tisbury. Dr. Ryan Shea, who began as Finkelstein’s protégé, has taken over the...

Land Court decision spawns drive for warrant article

Oak Bluffs property owners John and Susan Zarba, who recently prevailed in a complex Land Court case against the town, have begun circulating a...

Ahoy, Martha Rose!

There’s a new boat in Chilmark, a big one. Wes Brighton recently brought the 77-foot scalloper Martha Rose to its new homeport, Menemsha. A...

The HMS report a year later

Dec. 17, 2019, marked the one-year anniversary of the HMS report unveiling. Generated after extensive vessel failures and trip cancellations in the spring of...

Gay Head backs into barge

The M/V Gay Head was sidelined for just shy of two hours after scraping a barge while backing into a slip in Woods Hole...

Alleged cruise thieves return to court

Oak Bluffs residents Diane Caponigro and Kathleen Leblanc came before Judge Benjamin Barnes in Edgartown District Court Friday in a continuation of a case...

Katama cleared for service

The MV Katama has been cleared, and returned to service Saturday, according to Steamship Authority spokesman Sean Driscoll. The return from repairs was delayed...

Montessori students headed to Rome

Five Vineyard Montessori students are going to Rome in May as part of the Montessori Model U.N. program. The program brings Montessori students together...

Ahead of demolition, Chilmark FD begins vacating station

The Chilmark Fire Department has begun to move out of its fire station on Menemsha Cross Road ahead of the demolition of the building....

Tisbury, MVC discuss Beach Road and sewers

Tisbury selectmen met with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Monday night in the first of a proposed series of meetings over the future of Beach...

SSA aims to bring back the Katama Friday

Since a steering malfunction sidelined it on Dec. 23, the Steamship Authority has worked to get the MV Katama back in service. Initial repairs...

Carl Walker gone from SSA

Updated Jan. 8The ship has sailed for Carl Walker, the Steamship Authority’s longtime director of maintenance and engineering. Walker’s position was eliminated in adherence...

Airport gas station suit closer to trial

A lawsuit filed by the owner of the former Airport Mobil Station against the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission withstood a motion to dismiss Friday...

A fetid problem surfaces in Edgartown

 Repeated blackwater discharge onto the lawn of a house on 13th Street North in Edgartown has forced the board of health to hire a...

Driver pleads to sufficient facts after Tisbury triple crash 

A driver who caused a three-car crash in front of the Scottish Bakehouse last June has lost his license for 45 days. Marcione Vidal...

Edgartown selectmen vote to curtail pool bar operating hours

Edgartown selectmen voted unanimously Monday afternoon to approve an alteration of premises application made by the Harbor View Hotel pursuant to its pool bar...

Throttle issue sidelined freight ferry Gay Head  

The Steamship Authority freight ferry MV Gay Head was taken out of service Sunday morning for a mechanical problem, and missed six trips. At...

Chilmark, police department settle federal suit

Updated Dec. 30Former Chilmark Police Chief Brian Cioffi and the town of Chilmark have settled with former Chilmark Police Officer Elizabeth Gebo for an...

Zarbas win land court case

Updated Dec. 31John and Susan Zarba, pro se litigants in a complex boundary dispute, emerged victorious on Dec. 26, when Land Court Judge Robert...