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SSA board to meet June 12 in Falmouth

The Steamship Authority has shoehorned in an additional meeting ahead of the board’s June 19 meeting in Hyannis. The board will meet at 3:30...

Just when you thought Nantucket was safe

Vineyard ferry runs have seen the lion’s share of breakdowns recently, but service to Nantucket is beginning to see its share. Over Memorial Day...

Button strikes blamed for crippling Ava Pearl

The MV Ava Pearl, a fast ferry that makes trips between Rhode Island and Oak Bluffs, lost the use of both engines on Sunday...

Missing Edgartown woman is found safe

Updated at 1:45 pmAn elderly woman missing in Edgartown has been found in good health, according to Edgartown Police Lt. Chris Dolby.The Town...

Shellfish aquaculture talk coming to Edgartown town hall

On June 15 at 1 pm, Mia Halter, a conservationist who manages the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in southeastern Massachusetts, will discuss technical...

Edgartown swears in new town administrator

Town clerk Wanda Williams swore in former U.S. Marine and Oak Bluffs Police Officer James Hagerty as town administrator Tuesday afternoon at a meeting...

Rhode Island ferry Ava Pearl rescued off East Chop

Updated May 31 @ 4 pmThe MV Ava Pearl, a Rhode Island Fast Ferry, lost power off East Chop soon after it departed Oak...

Squibnocket Beach opens after sweeping rejuvenation

The lengthy and complex campaign to restore Squibnocket Beach and resituate its parking lot ended at noontime on Friday with a modest ceremony hosted...

County takes over tick program

Dukes County has taken over the Martha’s Vineyard Tick-Borne Illness Reduction Initiative from the Island boards of health at the request of those boards....

Menemsha rigs for another season

Chilmark selectmen, joined town administrator Tim Carroll, Police Chief Jonathan Klaren, building inspector Lenny Jason, and harbor assistant Tamar Rogers for a walk around...

Vineyard Wind gets the nod

Updated 4 pmVineyard Wind, the company with local connections that has promised to stage some of its operations on-Island, has been picked by the...

Telford headlines Tisbury tick talk

Renowned Tufts tick researcher Sam Telford told a packed audience at the Vineyard Haven library Tuesday night that in terms of wickedness, Lyme disease...

DNA and RNA tick testing subsidized statewide

TickReport testing will go down in price as a result of funding from the Centers for Disease Control. CDC gave $100,000 to the Massachusetts...

High school students volunteer across the Vineyard

High schoolers lent their time to the Island’s nonprofit community Monday as part of Give Back Day, a volunteer initiative set in motion by...

Massive retaining wall finished at Squibnocket Beach

A retaining wall built with colossal granite rocks reclaimed from a revetment that was recently removed to make way for a bridge is complete...

Decrepit state of Tisbury moorings irks mariners

Updated May 23, 3:30 pmLocal mariners are growing concerned about the poor condition of town moorings in Vineyard Haven Harbor after failures with two...

Port Captain to depart Steamship Authority

Longtime port captain Charles “Greg” Gifford will retire next month, Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis told The Times.Gifford’s departure comes after an...

Private electric lines vex Islanders

Updated May 18As electrical distribution lines fail from age, bad splices, or physical damage, many Islanders are discovering to their surprise the aerial or...

Defibrillator donated in memory of Christian Manley

Christian Manley, a former Edgartown wharfinger, was honored at a noontime ceremony Tuesday at Memorial Wharf. Manley worked under harbormaster Charlie Blair for several...

Body found near Hvoslef Way

Updated May 19Tisbury police discovered a body in woods on Hvoslef Way in Vineyard Haven early Monday morning, according to Lieutenant Eerik Meisner. Meisner...