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Praise and criticism for W.H. terminal designs

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Tuesday night the Steamship Authority held the first of four community input sessions meant to let the public comment on the landside portion of...

Health board hardens stance on lighthouse

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Updated March 24 Tuesday morning, the Oak Bluffs board of health delved into lead contamination at the East Chop Lighthouse, and came away mulling whether...

Generator issue sidelines Nantucket, alarm pauses Woods Hole

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Updated March 23 The Steamship Authority ferry Nantucket became stuck in Woods Hole Tuesday morning due to a generator problem. Because the Nantucket occupied one...

Steamship mariner, terminal worker test positive

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A mariner from the Steamship Authority ferry Eagle and a worker from the Woods Hole terminal have tested positive for COVID-19.  The mariner last worked...

Tisbury firefighter returns from National Guard

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The Tisbury Fire Department didn’t let Sheldon Ebanks’ return from National Guard training go by without fanfare. Friday night, members of the department, including...

Community input session scheduled for terminal building

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New designs for the Steamship Authority’s Wood Hole terminal building have debuted online. On Tuesday at 5:30 pm the SSA will host a “community input...

Airport holds disaster drill

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Martha’s Vineyard Airport ran a disaster drill Sunday morning, in cooperation with many of the Island’s fire and EMS departments. The mock scenario, according...

Scope of records access contested in Dupon case

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Zachary Dupon came before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes Friday for a hearing on access to medical records. Dupon faces a charge of...

Lambs a-leaping at Flat Point Farm

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On March 19, two years to the day after a fire destroyed the barn at Flat Point Farm and killed scores of animals, lambs...

Big police presence is a training exercise

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Updated March 22 If you drove by Curtis Lane in Edgartown Thursday afternoon, you likely saw or heard what appeared to be a large police...

W.T. selectmen embrace select board prospect

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In what amounts to a hat trick of successes for the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Forum over the course of three days, West Tisbury selectmen...

Scammers target OBPD

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The Oak Bluffs Police Department was subjected to a spoofing attack on its telephone system in late February. Callers were able to camouflage their...

Correllus trail-cutting campaign deemed illegal

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Updated March 18 Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation must restore about 25 miles of unpermitted trails it blazed in the Manuel Correllus State Forest. The trails run...

Chilmark selectmen become a select board

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On the recommendation of the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Forum, Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to become a select board. The vote follows inroads...

MassDOT weighs in on SUP

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Land-taking connected to the shared use path (SUP) project in Oak Bluffs remains a subject of disagreement between homeowners and the Massachusetts Department of...

Edgartown selectmen back conversion to select board

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On the recommendation of Babson College executive Jane Edmonds and business consultant Kate Putnam, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Forum, Edgartown selectmen voted...

O.B. article aims to diminish fire chief’s power

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On the recommendation of selectman Ryan Ruley, the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen voted 4-1 to add an article to the 2021 annual warrant...

Propeller shaft issue sidelines ferry

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Updated March 17 A leak in the seal of a propeller shaft on the Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard sidelined the vessel March 13. One...

FAA allows local jurisdiction for business park

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Airport commissioner Geoff Wheeler announced to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission Thursday afternoon that after nine months, the Federal Aviation Administration decided it would...

Community input sought for Woods Hole project

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The Steamship Authority will hold the first of four “community input sessions” concerning the landside portion of the Woods Hole Terminal Reconstruction Project on...
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