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Chilmark principal explains friction with school committee

Chilmark School Principal Susan Stevens said unwritten district policy and mischaracterization of maintenance are the root causes of problems she recently brought to the...

Maciel cousins remove stumps in Vineyard Haven

Cleanup from the first of the four March nor’easters continues in Vineyard Haven. Maciel and Sons owner Troy Maciel and his son Trevor teamed...

Chilmark selectmen troubled by effort to ‘stifle’ school

The thaw in relations between Chilmark and West Tisbury over funding of the Up-Island School District may have been short-lived, Chilmark selectmen learned at...

Squibnocket Farm subdivision bridge opens

With conservation committee administrator Chuck Hodgkinson riding shotgun, Chilmark Fire Chief David Norton crossed the new bridge to Squibnocket Farm in Chilmark’s 3,000-gallon fire...

MV Martha’s Vineyard leaves port for repairs

Updated 1:20 pmNot all the Steamship Authority ferries are canceled today due to weather. The MV Martha’s Vineyard left the SSA Vineyard Haven terminal...

Three-town police pursuit ends in Keith Farm mud

A police pursuit that began in Tisbury on Saturday at about 6:24 pm ended in a muddy field in Chilmark with an unidentified 17-year-old...

Harborside ‘fish house’ demolished

An iconic, but deteriorated “fish house” on the Vineyard Haven waterfront was razed Saturday.Tisbury selectmen ordered its demolition last week on the recommendation of...

Jasper Ralph wins spelling bee

Jasper Ralph, a fifth-grader from the West Tisbury School, bested five other competitors to win the 26th annual Martha’s Vineyard Schools Spelling Bee Friday...

Mushroom ordeal comes to a close at West Tisbury library

At its meeting this week West Tisbury Selectmen heaped thanks on Tucker Hubbell, the contractor who led the restoration of a water-damaged and mushroom-riddled...

Post-storm work continues in Lambert’s Cove neighborhoods

 Eversource electrical workers continue to troubleshoot power lines along Lambert’s Cove Road and the many side roads that lead from it.In the wake...

Runaway mega-sloop extracted from Edgartown pier

As the second of three March nor’easters (so far) began to lash the Vineyard last Wednesday, a composite crew from Tisbury Towing and Transportation,...

Family bids goodbye to ketch of a lifetime

For nine summers Jeanie Hay Sternbach and Pascal Albanese lived aboard their 41-foot Formosa ketch, Witch of Endor, in Vineyard Haven Harbor. But unlike...

Harbormaster coordinates rescue from Peter Pan bus

On Saturday afternoon, while traveling on a Peter Pan bus en route to Boston, Edgartown harbormaster Charlie Blair quarterbacked the rescue of a kiteboarder...

Deputy harbormaster crushed beneath boat

Edgartown deputy harbormaster Michael Hathaway sustained serious injuries when a boat fell on him Monday morning while it was being taken off a trailer...

Man rescued from atop ham radio antenna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnFQm_4_9W0An 80-year-old Edgartown man was rescued Monday morning by the Edgartown Fire Department from a ham radio tower in his yard.William Welch, an electrician...

Witch of Endor pulled from harbor

On Friday, March 9, crews worked for many hours to hoist the heeled-over ketch Witch of Endor from alongside a dinghy dock by the...

Shack sports new swordfish

Artist and charter fisherman Scott McDowell gifted Chilmark a copper swordfish last month. The fish is McDowell’s creation, and is now mounted on the...

Aquinnah Creek lot under fire again in Menemsha

Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday evening to mark the boundaries between an Aquinnah Creek lot leased by Aquinnah harbormaster Brian “Chip” Vanderhoop and a...

Chilmark fire station air tests free of asbestos

Tests commissioned by the town of Chilmark and the Chilmark Firefighters Association both showed the air inside the Chilmark Fire Station isn’t polluted with...

Squibnocket bridge is ready for travel

A bridge built to provide access to Squibnocket Farm subdivision could open as early as Tuesday, March 13.Mark Haley, senior vice president of Haley...