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Metal fatigue blamed for damage to Katama hull

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A crack that opened up in the hull of the Steamship Authority freight ferry Katama “was the result of metal fatigue,” according to SSA...

Wastewater line costs bedevil Beach Road project

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Tisbury town administrator Jay Grande told the select board Tuesday night the town and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) were at an impasse...

Steering issue hobbles ferry

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Updated A mechanical problem with the Steamship Authority ferry Island Home bottled up traffic in Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven Wednesday morning, stranding commuters and...

O.B. officials discount lighthouse danger

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Updated March 10 At a Feb. 23 Zoom meeting, the Oak Bluffs board of health and the town health agent showed lack of concern about...

BOEM advances Vineyard Wind 1

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Vineyard Wind 1, America’s first industrial-scale offshore wind...

Bike route dismays O.B. property owner

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Updated 12:50 pm Tisbury isn’t the only Vineyard town targeted by the state for shared-use path (SUP) improvements. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) plans...

Attorney: New evidence emerges in Bagnall case

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Edgartown’s shellfish constable, Paul Bagnall came before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes remotely Friday morning for a pretrial conference on a charge of...

Firefighters train for ice rescue

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Updated March 10 Aquinnah and West Tisbury firefighters held a training drill for ice rescues on Lagoon Pond Sunday. Survival suits and a pontoon sled...

Bandstand-off between planners and select board?

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Members of the Tisbury planning board weren’t enthused to hear possible interference with the Owen Park Bandstand might be coming from town hall.  On Feb....

Tisbury moves forward with temporary school plans

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The Tisbury select board and school committees approved spending $11,750 to retain Tappé Architects, plus any additional engineering services, to house temporary classrooms at...

Stuntwoman’s lawyer moves to suppress evidence

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Film and television stuntwoman Kim Washington Longino, a.k.a. Kym Washington Longino, came before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes via Zoom Monday for a...

Martha’s Vineyard mariner coronavirus-positive

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  A crew member from the Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “The employee last worked on the MV Martha’s...

Dupon drug charges dismissed

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Updated Sun., Feb. 21, 10:15 am Drug charges against Zachary Dupon were dismissed in Edgartown District Court Friday. The drug charges were unrelated to...

Convicted swindler tries again in Tisbury

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Updated Feb. 23 Tisbury Police have charged a convicted embezzler with larceny over $1,200 and larceny by check for $1,200, both felonies, for placing a...

Driver charged after collision with police cruiser

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Updated Feb. 19 The 28-year-old male operator of an Isuzu dump truck was cited for operating without a license, a marked lanes violation, and driving...

Marks will exit Tisbury School project

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Updated Feb 22 Richard Marks will depart from the Tisbury School Building Project. Marks, who is president of Daedalus Projects and director of the school...

Utility snafu continues to bog down Beach Road project

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation identified drainage “conflicts” in December that have impacted a $4.8 million shared-use path project along Beach Road in Vineyard...

Steamship board questions special V.H. ferry

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Updated Feb. 17 The Steamship Authority board expressed skepticism at a Tuesday meeting when a licensee for service between Falmouth and Edgartown not only asked...

New Oak Bluffs Town Hall underway

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The reconstruction of Oak Bluffs Town Hall, a $13.4 million project, is well underway. Only a partial shell remains of the old town hall,...

Vineyard fire chiefs to track derelict propane tanks

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The Dukes County Fire Chiefs Association is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying derelict propane tanks. Several departments have posted a form people can...
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