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Squibnocket bridge doesn’t need environmental license

In a four-page decision, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection determined Wednesday that the Squibnocket Farm access structure and elements of the Town of...

Chappy ferry goes with the floes

The polar temperatures felt across the Vineyard on Sunday, Jan. 7, iced over Edgartown Harbor, creating headaches for Chappy ferry captains avoiding ice floes,...

Reservation debacle explained at Falmouth SSA meeting

At a meeting at the Falmouth Historical Society Tuesday morning, Steamship Authority leaders provided a short explanation about what caused a systemic website failure...

Expedited loans for storm-damaged heating systems

The Cape Light Compact announced last week that it will waive prerequisite home energy assessments to expedite zero percent loans for residential customers who...

Jake Baird remembered as ‘fun-loving’

Updated Jan. 16 Jake Baird is being remembered by friends and family as a fun-loving kid who was “full of love and joy,” his grandfather...

Pilgrim Station goes back online

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station went back online Wednesday evening after a 345-kilovolt Eversource transmission line went down last Thursday during a powerful winter storm,...

Town of Aquinnah seeks ‘common ground’ with tribe

At a hastily called meeting Wednesday, Aquinnah selectmen decided to drop any further legal action and open talks with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay...

Chilmark selectmen back harbormaster’s bid to remove pilings

Updated Jan. 11 at 2 pm At the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday evening, harbormasters Brian “Chip” Vanderhoop and Dennis Jason squared off over a trio...

Decayed fuel tanks razed at R.M. Packer Co.

The shoreline along Beach Road in Vineyard Haven underwent a substantive change just before the New Year with the removal of four fuel storage...

Firefighters brave bitter temps for ice rescue drill

Three Vineyard fire departments drilled on West Tisbury’s Pear Tree Cove Sunday at the tail end of an historically frigid morning. In cold-resistant suits,...

County struggles to secure tenant for Tisbury property

County manager Martina Thornton told the Dukes County Commissioners Wednesday that no renter has surfaced for county loft space in Tisbury. “Unfortunately we have...

Andrea’s Auto takes over at McIntosh Motors

Updated Andrea Campbell, longtime mechanic at McIntosh Motors in Edgartown, is taking over at the location of McIntosh Motors from Bruce McIntosh. Terms of...

Does a bridge need a building permit?

    As the legal quarrel over a building permit for Squibnocket Farm’s access structure (a.k.a. a bridge) moves to the state level, there is historical...

How cold is it on Martha’s Vineyard? Wicked cold

Martha’s Vineyard will remain in the grip of gelid polar temperatures until a coastal storm arrives this weekend to knock the thermometer up into...

Listeria danger spurs FDA smoked fish recall  

The Food and Drug Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Wednesday that Springfield Smoked Fish, a Western Massachusetts food producer,...

‘Montreal Express’ to bring Arctic temps to the Vineyard

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued a situational awareness statement regarding the week of biting cold due to beset Massachusetts over the...

Two state agencies to assess Squibby bridge in January

On Jan. 10, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will decide whether the Squibnocket Farm access structure currently under construction in Chilmark requires...

Christmas winds cut power up-Island

Wind gusting to 63 mph on Christmas caused power outages in Chilmark and Aquinnah. The power went out when many up-Islanders were opening gifts...

MVC greenlights AT&T cell tower on Chappy

Thursday night the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) approved building a 115-foot AT&T cell tower on Chappaquiddick, bringing a major improvement in wireless coverage for...

Squibby access structure opponents land state hearing

Opponents of the bridge well under construction at Squibnocket Beach have been granted a hearing by the state Building Code Appeals Board, according to...