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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...

Steamship Authority amends medical travel policy

In the wake of the medical ordeal of Billy Gazaille and Rachel Self, the Steamship Authority board voted unanimously Tuesday to amend its medical...

Protection against ferry losses advances 

Updated July 22 Both the state House and Senate have agreed to hold port communities of the Steamship Authority harmless from any budget deficits at...

As seals multiply, shark study considered

Bite marks seen on seals recently on the Vineyard, coupled with what he described as an “exploding” seal population on Nantucket, has Sam Hart,...

West Tisbury votes in mask signage

Updated 7:46 pm West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday evening to recommend the board of health install roadside signs and affix or distribute business signs...

Station Menemsha helps search for lost boater

On Tuesday Station Menemsha deployed a motor lifeboat after Dartmouth Police reported an overdue boater.  “This man was in a 18' Carolina Skiff and was...

Courthouse reopens, officials finally sworn in 

The Dukes County Courthouse reopened Monday for limited service, after closing in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, most court business remains...

Crash knocks Chevy Tahoe on its side

Chilmark Police and firefighters joined Tri-Town Ambulance in responding to a crash that sent a vehicle onto its side on July 12. The crash...

Third suspect arraigned in alleged W.T. home invasion

Robert McLaughlin, 22, of Oak Bluffs, was arraigned Monday before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes in virtual court on charges of armed robbery,...

Former Tisbury cop alleges discrimination

A former Tisbury Police sergeant alleges she was harassed in her department for being a Hispanic, gay woman. When she attempted to leave Tisbury,...

Tisbury firefighters snuff apartment fire

Updated July 12 Tisbury firefighters responded to an apartment blaze on Friday morning at roughly 1:45 am. The fire was on an apartment deck at...

‘Large, triangular fin’ spotted at Norton Point

A Trustees of the Reservations night ranger spied a “large, triangular fin” near left fork at Norton Point Thursday evening around 6:30 pm, according...

Downtown Edgartown under B.O.H. mask order

Residents and visitors to downtown Edgartown will be required to wear a mask or face covering between the hours of 8 am and 1...

Tisbury pumpout boat nearly sinks

Updated July 13 The Tisbury Harbor Department’s Tashmoo pumpout boat came close to sinking on the afternoon of July 9 at Lake Street Landing. The...

Patient Centric gets the greenlight

After a long wait, marijuana entrepreneur Geoff Rose got full and final approval from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) Thursday for a medical...

Bus dispute erupts over masks 

Updated July 8 A brouhaha over mask use on a Steamship Authority shuttle bus erupted on June 21 when masked passengers boarded and found passengers...

SSA debt may not hurt Vineyard towns

Updated July 2, 2020 6:46 pm Legislation passed the Massachusetts Senate Thursday that would put the burden of any deficit the Steamship Authority incurs for...