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Carl Walker working for Senesco

Updated May 19   Carl Walker, former Steamship Authority director of maintenance and engineering, now works at Senesco Marine, according to his online résumé. The title...

Vineyard tests for everybody coming

Updated 12:05 pm, Saturday to include contact tracing information Modeled after drive-through influenza clinic plans Vineyard boards of health have kept at the ready, a...

Miss Jenna runs aground on Lobsterville Beach

Updated @ 2:45 The Vineyard fishing vessel Miss Jenna ran aground on Lobsterville Beach at 11:30 pm, according to the U.S Coast Guard. At 12:30...

Vineyard to get up to 15,000 COVID tests

Updated May 15 Thousands of COVID-19 tests are coming to the Vineyard, according to West Tisbury health agent Omar Johnson and Edgartown selectman Michael Donaroma....

Matt Gebo named Officer of the Year

The West Tisbury Police Department has named Sgt. Matthew (“Matt”) Gebo as West Tisbury Police Officer of the Year for 2019.  Gebo has been with...

Ag Society agrees to host drive-in graduation as Plan B

Updated  West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday evening to authorize the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society to host the 2020 Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduation...

Woods Hole terminal gets another scrub down

The Steamship Authority terminal in Woods Hole will be scrubbed down Tuesday night after a staffer reported “feeling ill” and opting to get tested...

Coast Guard adopts i911

The U.S. Coast Guard is able to use the i911 locator tool nationally, following a pilot program in First Coast Guard District Northeast. The...

Malkin scolded for comments to county

Updated May 13 Newly installed Steamship Authority board chair Jim Malkin took broadsides from fellow board members over comments he made to Dukes County commissioners...

Parade will salute hospital, essential workers 

Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm at the Edgartown School, the Vineyard’s EMS, fire, and police departments will parade across the Island to pay tribute...

UPDATE: Transfer bridge cable snaps in Vineyard Haven

Updated May 13 A terminal incident over the weekend “could have caused serious injury but did not,” according to Steamship Authority spokesman Sean Driscoll.  A Slip...

Oyster giveaway coming to West Tisbury

Updated May 12 An unnamed benefactor has bought up oysters from across the Vineyard to aid aquaculturists struggling with depressed commerce from the pandemic. The...

Tisbury takes possession of a loaner boat

The Tisbury harbor department recently received a loaner vessel to replace the town harbor patrol boat, Rock Salt, which sank in October. The new...

Isolation tunes from Chilmark folks

An impromptu band of Chilmark residents (who are officials too) jammed outdoors Wednesday to a custom song called “Roll On Chilmark Roll On.” The...

Steamship Authority accounting proves elusive

Updated May 8 Jim Malkin told Dukes County commissioners Wednesday night at a virtual meeting that Steamship Authority 2019 audited ledgers are nowhere to be...

Chilmark Road Races goes virtual

Runners won’t hit the pavement this summer in the popular Chilmark Road Race.  During a “designated period in August,” runners will traverse a 5K course...

Fiscal shipwreck on deck for Steamship Authority

The Steamship Authority is adrift on the edge of a fiscal whirlpool increasingly likely to suck it under.  The ridership figures for April were sobering....

Mask use prevalent on the Island

On Wednesday morning, the first ferry arriving at the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal let out a big group of passengers who largely adhered...

Chilmark sets June 8 town meeting

Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to schedule the annual town meeting for June 8 at 5:30 pm with an annual town election slated...

West Tisbury Farmers Market is moving to fairgrounds

The West Tisbury Farmers Market is moving down State Road to the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society fairgrounds, according to Ag Society president Brian Athearn....