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Katama briefly sidelined 

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The Steamship Authority freight ferry Katama was sidelined for a short time Wednesday for a bow thruster inspection. The vessel’s 11:05 am  crossing from...

Longtime Port Council member Robert Huss mourned

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Robert (“Bob”) Huss, who served on the Steamship Authority’s Port Council almost since that advisory body gained its name, passed away on Nov. 3....

West William Street going one-way

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At the request of the Tisbury School Committee, West William Street will be changed to one-way for the duration of the Tisbury School renovation...

‘Yes on 5’ signage in the clear, Blau says

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Updated 11/8 Purple banners and signs have appeared around Vineyard Haven in support of a yes vote on a ballot question that would permit alcohol...

Steamship Authority changes course on video

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The Steamship Authority has reversed its denial of a Martha’s Vineyard Times request for video that captures a transfer bridge accident. The video dates...

Coyote washes ashore in Edgartown

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A coyote was found washed onto the beach Saturday morning on the shoreline of Edgartown’s Cow Bay. Cow Bay is adjacent to Beach Road...

‘My house shakes’

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About 50 Tisbury and Island residents gathered at the town’s senior center late Thursday afternoon to express their thoughts on the Beach Road Weekend,...

Coogan, Rizzo appointed to building committee

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Updated Nov. 4 Tisbury’s two-member select board appointed Geoghan Coogan and Sally Rizzo to the burgeoning high school building committee Wednesday night. Coogan and Rizzo...

Police minutes found to be insufficient

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The Oak Bluffs select board violated Open Meeting Law 14 times, according to Attorney General Maura Healey’s Division of Open Government. In an Oct....

Police, other responders, want co-responses with MVCS

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Updated Nov. 8 Vineyard police have long wanted mental healthcare workers to join them on mental healthcare calls. Police, along with Vineyard fire and EMS...

Comedian finds harbor committee a tough crowd

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Chilmark’s select board voted unanimously Tuesday night to make what turned out to be a celebrity exception to a waterways regulation governing the number...

SSA seeks bids to retrofit new ferries

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The Steamship Authority expects to have bids back in early to mid-December for conversion work on the newly acquired vessels Aquinnah and Monomoy, members...

Packers accused of fraudulent property transfers

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Ralph Packer, Dorothy Packer, and R.M. Packer Co. are defendants in a Dukes County Superior Court lawsuit that alleges real estate was transferred to...

Driver cited after bus hits pedestrian

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A bus driver has been cited for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk following an accident at Five Corners Monday morning...

Raider hops landing craft to Rhode Island

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Updated 10/31 Raider, a 1910 Bristol Channel pilot cutter, a type of British sailboat, long in storage at Capt. Bob Douglas’ cement warehouse in Vineyard...

Tisbury School kid spots gun in backpack, arrest made

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Updated 10/31 The vigilance of a Tisbury School student helped Tisbury and West Tisbury Police seize marijuana from a suspect at a construction site Friday....

Oak Bluffs man pleads guilty in chainsaw case

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Updated Oct. 29 William Sanfilippo, 58, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon (chainsaw) in Edgartown District Court on Friday. Judge Benjamin Barnes sentenced...

Lagoon Pond scallop season shortened

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Tisbury and Oak Bluffs set their bay scallop opening dates, which limit the amount of scallops that can be taken from a pond the...

Firefighters stop smoldering chair from spreading fire

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West Tisbury firefighters stopped a small electrical fire that threatened to become a house fire, Wednesday night at Arrowhead Farm. Firefighters were called to a...

Steamship fights Times request for video

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The Steamship Authority continues to resist the Martha’s Vineyard Times in its pursuit of transfer bridge video. The Times sent a public records request...