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Steamship Authority pitches new task force

Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis, port council member George Balco, and special counsel Steve Sayers came before Tisbury selectmen Wednesday afternoon to seek...

Lambert’s Cove Road will remain closed at Smith Brook

Tisbury has made progress in addressing sinkholes and a failing culvert where Smith Brook passes beneath Lambert’s Cove Road. However, the work is not...

Does the ‘tree of death’ grow at the Tisbury School?

Beside the front entrance to the Tisbury School, an evergreen tree grows against the brickwork. It appears to be a yew, according to experts....

Is the Tisbury School safe?

Students returned to the Tisbury School from holiday break Jan. 6 and were reunited under one roof after four months of separation. The reunion...

Fishing boat collides with gas tanker off Vineyard

Station Menemsha responded to a collision between a tanker and a fishing boat Monday night, roughly 27 miles off the Vineyard. A mayday came...

Drivers cited in crash that sent three to hospital

Two motorists received citations following a two-vehicle crash on Edgartown–West Tisbury Road Friday that sent three people to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. West Tisbury Police...

Manter and West clash over Ag Hall APR

Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society executive director Kristina West came before West Tisbury selectmen Wednesday evening for approval of a list of events slated in...

VH was down to one slip due to transfer bridge work

Updated 5:15 pmThe Steamship Authority Vineyard Haven terminal was down to one slip Thursday afternoon because of work underway on the transfer bridge at...

Chilmark advances Peaked Hill affordable housing proposal

Tuesday night, Chilmark selectmen unanimously authorized the Peaked Hill Pastures Committee to seek affordable housing planning advice from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. Chilmark owns...

Hanover will depart SSA board

Updated Jan. 22, 4 pmMarc Hanover, the Vineyard’s longtime representative on the Steamship Authority board, is not seeking reappointment. Hanover, an Oak Bluffs restaurateur who...

SSA may need legislative help to build next ferry

Updated Jan. 22In a bombshell admission Tuesday morning, Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis said the ferry line would have a difficult time building...

SSA website fails; MV reservations delayed

Updated 8:20 pmThe Steamship Authority website floundered Tuesday morning at the start of general reservations on the Martha’s Vineyard route for summer 2020.Early in...

GPS tracks alleged scammer crossing Bourne Bridge

Octogenarian Mason Buddy, who allegedly swindled an elderly Vineyard woman out of $25,000 with a sham investment proposal, was late for an appearance in...

Judge reduces number of charges in Bilzerian case

Elliot Bilzerian came before Judge Benjamin Barnes in Edgartown District Court Friday morning on charges stemming from a chase he allegedly led police on...

Three candidates seek SSA post

Updated Jan. 17Marc Hanover, the Vineyard’s longtime representative on the Steamship Authority board, is up for reappointment and has competition. The Dukes County commissioners...

Dr. Finkelstein eyes retirement

Dr. David Finkelstein has retired from his long optometry career in Tisbury. Dr. Ryan Shea, who began as Finkelstein’s protégé, has taken over the...

Land Court decision spawns drive for warrant article

Oak Bluffs property owners John and Susan Zarba, who recently prevailed in a complex Land Court case against the town, have begun circulating a...

Ahoy, Martha Rose!

There’s a new boat in Chilmark, a big one. Wes Brighton recently brought the 77-foot scalloper Martha Rose to its new homeport, Menemsha. A...

The HMS report a year later

Dec. 17, 2019, marked the one-year anniversary of the HMS report unveiling. Generated after extensive vessel failures and trip cancellations in the spring of...

Gay Head backs into barge

The M/V Gay Head was sidelined for just shy of two hours after scraping a barge while backing into a slip in Woods Hole...