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Good Samaritans lauded following Range Rover sinking

In a letter to Chilmark selectmen, Chilmark Police Chief Jonathan Klaren praised the efforts of two good Samaritans to aid three people who toppled...

Bench will honor Bob Schwartz at Field Gallery

Richard Knabel came before West Tisbury selectmen Wednesday to promote a memorial bench for the late Bob Schwartz. Knabel, a former West Tisbury selectman,...

Little Bridge jump proves tragic

A young man who jumped from Little Bridge in Oak Bluffs Monday afternoon got hurt badly, and was airlifted off the Vineyard. Oak Bluffs...

Max the dog put in custody of another third party

Updated Aug. 5 Max, the Australian cattle dog allegedly abused by his owner, has been placed with another private caretaker. The move comes after an...

Nathan Dlabaj awarded anchors Friday in Menemsha

Machinist Technician 1st Class Nathan Dlabaj was promoted to chief Friday morning at a ceremony in the Station Menemsha boathouse. His wife Janay joined...

Crash sends motorist to hospital

A single vehicle crash into a Vineyard Haven telephone pole sent a motorist to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The motorist was headed in the...

Tickets available for virtual Ag Fair

The virtual Agricultural Fair is weeks away. Virtual tickets are on sale now for adults and children, $10 and $5 respectively, for the August...

Steamship Authority books found in order

Representatives of the auditing firm RSM told the Steamship Authority board at a special meeting Tuesday that the ferry lines’s books are in order....

SUV plunges into Menemsha Channel

  UPDATED July 29 A Land Rover SUV went careening into the water near the Coast Guard boathouse in Menemsha Tuesday evening, somersaulted as its nose...

Edgartown Police hunt for missing dog

Updated 7/29 Edgartown Police are searching for a missing dog that was allegedly abused by a Rhode Island man. The man was arrested Saturday after...

Basement fire extinguished before it spread

Updated July 28 Oak Bluffs firefighters knocked down a basement fire at 24 Fitchburg Ave. late Tuesday morning, stopping a fast-spreading blaze. “We were able...

Hen-slayer not euthanized 

Nesta, a husky that was accused of killing Buffy, a pet hen belonging to mystery writer Cynthia Riggs, hasn’t been put down by her...

Vineyard breaks heat record, cooling shelter opens

Martha’s Vineyard broke a heat record Monday that was set in 2012. As of approximately 1:30 pm Martha’s Vineyard Airport was at 90 degrees,...

Bridge crash suspends vehicle on guardrail 

Updated Emergency crews responded to a vehicle stuck on the Lagoon Pond Drawbridge Monday just after 2 pm. There were reports that a woman was trapped...

Boater tears gash in keel; boat sinks

Updated July 27 A Marion boater sent out a mayday Tuesday afternoon in Woods Hole after striking Middle Ledge.  The boater was westbound to Buzzards Bay,...

Steamship Authority amendment signed into law

Updated @ 4 pm Gov. Charlie Baker signed a supplemental budget Friday that included an amendment meant to insulate the port communities of Barnstable, Falmouth,...

West Tisbury selectmen back mask order

In consecutive unanimous votes, West Tisbury selectmen endorsed state legislation meant to strengthen local boards of health, and preemptively backed the board of health...

Dog allegedly kills hen, deemed nuisance

Updated July 24 In a unanimous vote Wednesday evening, West Tisbury selectmen labeled a local dog a nuisance and in a separate 2-1 vote ordered...

Ag Society to hold community auction

Updated July 24 The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has taken a financial drubbing from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Absent a limited number of hall rentals...

Vineyard Wind sails forward

Atlantic waters 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard are again poised to be the site of a milestone that potentially rivals Pennsylvania’s Oil Creek...