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Former Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis parcels in Aquinnah return to market

Two secluded Aquinnah parcels once owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis returned to the market in June after being withdrawn in the fall of 2014...

West Tisbury to the rescue

The serious State Road car accident that occurred early on July 15 — a crash so violent it required metal to be judiciously cut...

Pickup truck slams into tree, driver injured

A single-vehicle crash at around 6:20 pm sent one person to the hospital Monday.A Toyota pickup truck slammed into an oak tree outside the...

Driver faces charges in West Tisbury crash

Update 11/3:A 23-year-old West Tisbury man is facing a felony motor vehicle charge after an early morning crash Saturday that injured him and seriously...

Chilmark posts shock hazard signs, fixes ‘serious’ electrical problem in Menemsha

Chilmark has sealed off Menemsha’s Crab Corner with snow fencing and erected signs that indicate a shock hazard may be present in the water...

West Tisbury animal control officer fired

Updated 7/14 5:15 pmThe West Tisbury animal control officer has been fired.At a meeting Friday afternoon, the West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously to terminate...

Chilmark to seal off Crab Corner, post hazard signs

Chilmark will mark Crab Corner with formalized signs that indicate a shock hazard may be present in the water, selectman Jim Malkin, the board’s...

Fire aboard boats puts fire response to the test

Update 7/18The cause of a fire that ravaged two sailing yachts, Stinger and Sundowner, remains under investigation, though not by state fire investigators.One...

Potential fix pending for voltage-leaching dock

An electrical contractor under the direction of Cole Powers, Chilmark’s inspector of wires, will try to put an end to the intermittent seepage of...

Sea Tow salvages wreck of the Stinger from Lagoon bed

 Vessel recoverer Sea Tow successfully raised the burnt-out hulk of the sailing yacht Stinger from the bottom of Lagoon Pond on July 6 after...

Rain overwhelms storm drains in Vineyard Haven

Friday’s torrential downpours dumped 3.4 inches of rain in West Tisbury during a two-hour window, and caused significant erosion to the Gay Head Cliffs...

Oops! Fuel pumped into wrong boat hole

An Oak Bluffs parasailing company boat mistakenly received fuel in the wrong port, flooding a compartment inside the boat with gasoline, according to Oak...

Hefty tuna snaps boom in Menemsha

A 600- to 700-pound bluefin tuna created a scene at the Menemsha wharf Thursday as it was hoisted off the Katherine M, snapping a...

Electric ‘tickle’ persists in Menemsha

Over the course of the past week, several people have experienced electric sensations when coming into contact with the water near the transient dock...

45 Quansoo customers lose Internet

Former Arnold Worldwide president John C. Verret wrote The Times that he was irked with Verizon’s delayed and frustrating response to an extended Internet...

No peeing on the corn, please

The West Tisbury Farmer’s Market went dog-free as of June 10, when the first market day of the season took place.The market vendors and...

Oak Bluffs Ambulance blazes a perpetual medical conduit

Boston MedFlight evacuates the Vineyard’s most direly ill. In forbidding weather, the U.S. Coast Guard steps in. With few exceptions, all other medical transfers...

Two boats burn in Lagoon Pond

Two sailboats, rafted together and anchored in Lagoon Pond, were destroyed by fire Wednesday near the Lagoon drawbridge in Oak Bluffs."They burned to their...

Moped crashes into car in Tisbury

Update:A moped struck a car on State Road near the Lorraine Parish store Monday morning in Vineyard Haven.Tisbury fire, EMS, and police joined...

Chevy takes a swim

Sunday at daybreak Tisbury Fire, EMS, and police responded to a submerged vehicle report at the boat ramp near the Lagoon Pond drawbridge.Fire Chief...