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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...

Tick expert addresses Powassan

Noted tick researcher Sam Telford said he sees no evidence that true Powassan exists on Martha’s Vineyard; however the pathogen’s close relative, deer tick...

In search of whelk

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on channel whelk.The Times accompanied Edgartown whelk fisherman Donnie Benefit for a half-day...

A Menemsha beach is closed after kids feel ‘tickle’ of electricity

The town has closed a section of Menemsha known as Crab Corner to swimming after several West Tisbury third graders were apparently exposed to...

Mushrooms at West Tisbury Library a growing concern

Part of the West Tisbury Library’s exterior has been torn out to remove damp, mushroom-infested building materials, town administrator Jennifer Rand informed the selectmen...

Children exposed to marine electricity in Menemsha

Update:The town has closed a section of Menemsha known as Crab Corner to swimming after several West Tisbury third graders were apparently exposed to...

Condition of Black Dog–related buildings raises concerns

The structural integrity of two buildings along Beach Road Extension in Vineyard Haven is questionable, according to Tisbury building inspector Ken Barwick.Mr. Barwick told...

Channel whelk scheduled to make television appearances

UpdatedThe channel whelk, a shellfish Islanders refer to as conch, is not sold at any of the Vineyard’s retail fish markets, and is served...

Schooner Alabama grounds in Connecticut (again)

The Black Dog charter schooner Alabama ran aground at the mouth of Connecticut’s Mystic River on the evening of June 19 while cruising with...