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Potential conflicts punctuate records fight

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Since June, Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden’s office has declined to release police audio records sought by the Martha’s Vineyard Times. The audio records...

Day three: Cleanup and power restoration continues

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As of Friday morning, 2,000 Islanders remain without electricity, according to the MEMA power outage map. That's down from 3,292 customers on Thursday. At the...

Tisbury sets bay scallop dates

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Last week, on the recommendation of shellfish constable Danielle Ewart, the Tisbury select board unanimously approved a set of scalloping dates for the upcoming...

New and recycled granite curb accents Beach Road project

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Motorists and pedestrians passing along Beach Road may have noticed the granite curbing being installed on the roadside doesn’t all look the same —...

Capt. Baptiste not guilty in Tisbury OUI case

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On Friday, Edgartown District Court Judge Paul Pino found Capt. Jordan Baptiste not guilty of a drinking and driving charge brought by Tisbury Police...

MVC approves Tisbury Marine Terminal improvements

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to approve the Tisbury Marine Terminal project. The project would make harborfront improvements to Tisbury Towing...

Tisbury alters short-term rental inspections

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Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, Tisbury’s select board voted unanimously to advertise for the continuance of the town’s short-term rental committee, also called a task...

Walk for Fergus held in O.B.

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A walk in honor of Fergus, a year-old yellow Lab controversially euthanized, was held on Oct. 17 at the East Chop Beach Club. The...

RODA files intent to sue

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The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S.  “RODA alleges that the federal government has violated...

SSA brass grilled on ferry failures

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Problems with the MV Katama and MV Sankaty that left customers stranded over two days last weekend was the topic of conversation during Tuesday’s...

Vineyard boat beaches on Nantucket 

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The Oak Bluffs boat Poco Loco beached on Nantucket Saturday. A mayday was issued, but no injuries or pollution were reported, according to U.S....

SSA board passes $119.6 million budget

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Updated Oct. 22 On Tuesday morning, the Steamship Authority board unanimously approved a $119.6 million operating budget for 2022. SSA treasurer and comptroller Mark Rozum...

Chaos: Two SSA freight boats sidelined

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  Updated Oct. 18 The Steamship Authority sidelined two freight boats Saturday for mechanical issues. The loss of the vessels torpedoed the crossing schedule, and left...

Defendant dies prior to arraignment

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Mark Moran, a 33-year-old New Jersey man who faced charges from an alleged stabbing incident in Oak Bluffs on Oct. 9, died unexpectedly prior...

Alleged Tisbury house robber arraigned

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A 31-year-old man was arraigned Friday before Edgartown District Court Judge Paul Pino on multiple charges stemming from break-ins in Tisbury. Patrick Lucas pleaded...

Klingensmith appointed full-time Edgartown Police officer

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Updated Oct. 14 The Edgartown select board voted 2-0 Tuesday afternoon to appoint Edgartown Reserve Officer Doron (“Dodi”) Klingensmith a full-time police officer. Klingensmith appeared...

Bernier orchestrates in-house sale of Cronig’s

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Cronig’s Market owner Steve Bernier is selling his entire business. Up-Island Cronig’s in West Tisbury, and down-Island Cronig’s and Healthy Additions in Vineyard Haven...

Diversions a topic at Port Council meeting

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At a virtual Port Council meeting on Oct. 6, Oak Bluffs Port Council member Joe Sollitto asked what infrastructure improvements could be done to...

Update: Island Home cleared to return to service

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Updated 12:50 pm The U.S. Coast Guard cleared the Steamship Authority Island Home for a return to service following a mechanical problem on Oct. 7,...

Flames, sparks shoot from Katama’s exhaust stack

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The Steamship Authority freight ferry Katama shot flames and sparks from one of its exhaust stacks Monday while on the Vineyard route between Woods...
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