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Vaccination question lurks at Howes House

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Susan Silk came before the West Tisbury select board Wednesday evening with allegations that Up-Island Council on Aging staff, specifically at the Howes House,...

Buddy trial rescheduled as Barnes scolds Barnes

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A jury trial on charges against Mason Buddy was rescheduled Thursday morning in Edgartown District Court. The trial could not be held because the Massachusetts...

Hollinger is W.T. Officer of the Year

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The West Tisbury Police Department has named Officer Phil Hollinger the 2020 Officer of the Year. Hollinger joined the department in 2018 and does...

Wastewater floods Nantucket crew quarters

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A wastewater line on the Steamship Authority ferry Nantucket backed up Monday flooding part of the crew quarters on the vessel. The wastewater didn’t...

West Chop story map launches

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The Tisbury select board, in its first in person meeting since the start of the pandemic, voted unanimously Tuesday night to authorize the open...

Homecoming for a schooner

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On Friday, Gannon and Benjamin, a Vineyard Haven shipyard that specializes in the construction and restoration of wooden vessels, celebrated the refit of the...

Charge against shellfish constable dismissed

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A property defacement charge against Edgartown shellfish constable Paul Bagnall was dismissed Tuesday in Edgartown District Court. The prosecution recommended dismissal of the charge...

Athearn to receive Spirit of the Vineyard award

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Farmer, hunter, and Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society president Brian Athearn is the 2021 Spirit of the Vineyard award recipient.  The award is given each year...

Pride on Flag Day

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June 14 is the day Americans celebrate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes at the Second Continental Congress. Since 1777, when the flag...

BMW SUV scorched

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Oak Bluffs firefighters extinguished a BMW SUV that caught fire Sunday evening on Laurel Avenue. Oak Bluffs Fire Department Deputy Chief Manny Rose described...

Dangerousness hearing coming for German shepherd 

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Updated June 12   A white German shepherd named Ranger who allegedly bit two women near the Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven will have a...

Storm drains vacuumed, one repaired

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Thursday was a busy day along Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. In addition to utility pole repositioning work, storm drains were cleaned out with...

West Tisbury votes to end state of emergency

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West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday evening to end the state of emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The board mirrored...

Swimmers caught in current get ashore

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Tisbury firefighters deployed the department’s fire rescue boat Wednesday evening for a report of swimmers in distress. Two Coast Guard vessels from Station Woods...

Man involved in cruiser collision arraigned 

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A 28-year-old man who allegedly sideswiped a Tisbury Police cruiser on the Lagoon Pond Bridge in February with a small dump truck and sent...

SSA: Reservations can be made at terminals 

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The Steamship Authority continues to reel from a ransomware attack on June 2 that penetrated its land-based computer systems. The cyber-attack sank the ferry...

‘Distinctive gait’ led to arrest of wrong man

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Due to what he deemed a “distinctive gait,” Tisbury Police Sgt. Jeff Day misidentified and arrested a man walking in the center of Vineyard...

Rape allegedly occurs on ferry

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Updated June 9 A Dorchester man has been arraigned on two counts of rape in connection with an alleged sexual assault Monday aboard a Steamship...

6,000-pound nun hauled off beach

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Updated 7:50 pm  Coasties from Station Menemsha towed a large Coast Guard buoy, a red nun, off Quansoo Beach Monday morning with assistance from the...

Markey walks back comment that Russians attacked SSA

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Updated June 5 @6:10 am During a press conference in Woods Hole Friday, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey said a ransomware attack on the Steamship Authority’s...
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