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Coast Guard goes far offshore to aid sailboat

The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft 330 nautical miles east of Cape Cod to aid a sailboat taking on water...

Judge denies pool bar injunction

Updated July 30In a June 25 decision, Dukes County Superior Court Judge David Ricciardone denied an injunction meant to halt construction of a pool...

Morning Glory unearths septic snafu

Excavation work to connect a wastewater pipe to a septic system inadvertently uncovered a failed leach field at Morning Glory farm. A health official...

Chilmark names Jeremy Bradshaw fire chief

Chilmark Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Bradshaw ascended to full chief Tuesday after Chilmark selectmen unanimously approved his contract. Bradshaw told The Times he was “very...

Taylor, Gazzaniga press SSA to electrify fleet

At a meeting of the Steamship Authority board in the Tisbury Emergency Services Building Wednesday, Aquinnah resident Noli Taylor and high school climate activist...

Rafters rescued off Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs Fire and Police personnel rescued two teens Saturday evening after an inflatable raft they were on drifted into Nantucket Sound. The teens...

Fishing boat beaches while captain snoozes

A commercial fishing boat grounded early Friday morning near the East Chop Beach Club after the captain reportedly fell asleep at the helm.“That was...

Guesthouse the focus of a new trial

A guesthouse zoning case that has ground through the Oak Bluffs zoning board of appeals and the superior court is slated for a jury-waived...

Tourniquets coming to Edgartown beaches

Edgartown lifeguards will soon have tourniquets and pressure bandages on hand. The first aid supplies are meant to stanch blood flow, and will be...

Gas range explodes in O.B. kitchen

A gas range exploded in the kitchen of a Campground cottage in Oak Bluffs Monday morning, sending one person to the hospital with burns....

Tour group allegedly harassed by drunk visitors on Cape Poge

A Trustees of Reservations tour group was allegedly impeded and harassed by four Florida men in a Jeep on Saturday. The same men may...

David McCullough puts his stamp on immigration

Prominent American historian David McCullough unveiled a piece of American history at West Tisbury Post Office Friday.McCullough, who recently released “The Pioneers: The Heroic...

Chilmark offers fire chief contract to Bradshaw

At a special morning meeting Friday, Chilmark selectmen voted 2-0 to offer Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Bradshaw a contract to step up to fire...

Chappy grand jurors look back 

Two members of a Dukes County grand jury who wanted to investigate U.S. Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy’s involvement in the death of Mary Jo...

Chilmark considers Bradshaw for chief

Updated July 18Chilmark Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Bradshaw came before the board of selectmen Tuesday night to pitch his candidacy for fire chief. Fire Chief...

‘Battery’ effect suspected at Crab Corner

Three people reported “pins and needles” sensations while in the water at Menemsha’s Crab Corner on July 15, according to harbormaster Ryan Rossi, who...

Whole neighborhood comes to court for pool bar case

A zoning case regarding a pool bar at the Harbor View Hotel filled half of the Dukes County Superior courtroom with abutters Wednesday morning....

The crash that launched Chappaquiddick

As he pressed through the tidal rip under the Dyke Bridge on Chappaquiddick in 1969, scuba diver John Farrar testified he could see two...

Striper plate applications continue to grow

Just under 350 people have submitted applications for the commonwealth’s new striped bass conservation plate, according to the deputy director of the Division of...

Man rescued after falling off boat

A boater was rescued Friday afternoon after falling off his boat and getting swept away in a rip current, Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John...