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Police reform act becomes law

A new act governing Massachusetts police has been signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. The governor sent the first draft of the act...

Bike path roundly denounced in Chilmark

Chilmark selectmen voted down a shared-use path on North Road Tuesday night. Though only a rough concept, the idea put forth by the Martha’s...

Farmers make hay with ferry policy

Updated Jan. 6 How dangerous is hay? The Steamship Authority thinks it’s dangerous enough to relegate to open freight boats. Local farmers disagree. They find...

Another Martha’s Vineyard crew member tests positive

A second crew member of the Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard has tested positive for COVID-19. Four SSA employees have tested positive recently, including...

Environmental Police give moose to Wampanoag pantry

Meat from a moose weighing about 700 pounds was given by the Massachusetts Environmental Police (EPO) to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)...

Gay Head strikes Woods Hole in Hyannis

On Saturday the Steamship Authority ferry Gay Head allided with another SSA ferry, the Woods Hole. The allision occurred in Hyannis at about 10:45...

Shellfish constable arraigned on defacement charge

Edgartown Shellfish Constable Paul Bagnall was arraigned before Judge Paul Pino Thursday in Edgartown District Court on a charge of property defacement. Through his...

UPDATED: Third SSA employee infected

Updated Dec. 31 @ 3:30 pm A Steamship Authority employee working in the parking and bus operations department has tested positive for COVID-19, the third...

O.B. man accused of kidnapping remains held

Felix Regan of Oak Bluffs, who was arraigned Dec.21 in Edgartown District Court on kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (butcher...

Tisbury town meeting set for May

The Tisbury select board voted unanimously Tuesday night to schedule the 2021 annual town meeting for May 1. The vote came after a previous...

At the ready 24/7

Within the ranks of West Tisbury’s volunteer Fire Department, a rescue squad remains at the ready for the express purpose of extracting people from...

Misty Meadows sets Giving Barn 

Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center has placed a “giving barn” along Old County Road near the mouth of Scotchman’s Bridge Lane. The “barn” —...

General reservations for Vineyard coming soon

On Jan. 19, the Steamship Authority will open May 19 to Oct. 18 general Vineyard online reservations. Reservation through the U.S. Postal Service and...

Roadside memorials placed in tribute to Emma Hall

Roadside memorials were placed on Beach Road Thursday near where 22-year-old Emma Hall died in a head-on collision Dec. 19. Remembered as “honest and...

Brian Packish appointed to MVC

Oak Bluffs selectmen sidelined long-serving appointee Gail Barmakian Tuesday night and appointed Brian Packish to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for a one-year term. In...

O.B. man charged with kidnapping

Felix Reagan, 24, of Oak Bluffs was arraigned in Edgartown District Court Monday before Judge Paul Pino on charges of kidnapping, breaking and entering...

Zachary Dupon arraigned on vehicular homicide charge

Zachary Dupon pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation, speeding, and marked lanes violation on Monday morning before Edgartown District Court...

One driver killed, another charged in Tisbury collision

Updated Dec. 20 at 1:15  Emma Hall, 22, of Oak Bluffs was killed Saturday night in a head-on collision at around 8 pm on Beach...

Wreaths Across America observed in Tisbury

Members of the American Legion in Tisbury participated in a Wreaths Across America ceremony Friday morning, a national military tribute with the motto, “Remember....

Vineyard Wind takes a time-out

 Vineyard Wind has withdrawn from the federal review process, citing a need to evaluate General Electric turbines it plans to use for Vineyard Wind...
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