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SSA scales back Oak Bluffs repairs

On Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Great Harbor blackout of the MV Martha’s Vineyard, the Steamship Authority board convened as part of its...

FUEL launches boat donation program

The Foundation for Underway Experiential Learning (FUEL) has launched a boat donation program with Block Island Marine Funding. Proceeds from boat donations will fund...

Up-Island Automotive pumps again

Up-Island Automotive has reopened after extensive tank and pump upgrades. The gas station closed late in the winter to begin the repairs. The station,...

Tower topples at Lucy Vincent Beach

A tower of densely packed sand on Lucy Vincent Beach has toppled following high surf and heavy rains on Thursday and Friday. The tower...

Saturday: Positive COVID-19 tests jump from 19 to 22

Updated at 1:40 and 4:20 pm, Saturday, to include Schepici and Valley statements Three more positive COVID-19 tests have been reported by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital,...

A birthday salute for Rowan

West Tisbury firefighters and police joined Tri-Town Ambulance personnel and a bevy of others to wish Rowan Huffam a happy birthday on Thursday evening. The...

House cleaners get the greenlight in Tisbury

Updated 9:10 pm, Friday The Tisbury Board of Health voted 2-0 Friday morning to allow up to two house cleaners to work in empty dwellings...

SSA changes course on masks

Updated May 1 The Steamship Authority has changed course on masks after previously instituting no requirements for them since the start of the pandemic. Though...

Fournier resigns from airport commission

Updated May 1 Dukes County commissioners learned Wednesday that recently appointed airport commissioner Fred Fournier stepped down abruptly. He had yet to be sworn in....

Keene reopens pit and excavation company

West Tisbury excavator John Keene restarted his company Tuesday after an inspection from the West Tisbury board of health. Keene was forced to layoff...

Vineyarders fume over maskless ferry passengers

The Steamship Authority doesn’t require passengers to wear masks aboard its ferries. With the lifting of some local building restrictions on Monday, scores of...

Court services will remain limited until June

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered that courts remain closed through June 1 due to COVID-19, a decision that goes beyond the May...

Packish: Terminal closure will ‘kill our town’

Updated 3 pm At a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Steamship Authority board acknowledged a letter from the Town of Oak Bluffs that criticized the...

No layoffs at three American ferry systems

Unlike the Steamship Authority, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Maine State Ferry Service, and Washington State Ferries haven’t laid anyone off during the novel...

Saturday update: COVID-19 hospitalization goes from one to zero

Updated, Saturday, 3 pm to include state information On Friday Martha’s Vineyard Hospital had one COVID-19 hospitalization, but on Saturday that number dropped to zero....

Keating helps expedite funds to Steamship Authority

Funds coming to the Steamship Authority from the Federal Transit Authority have been put on an accelerated timetable thanks to efforts by U.S. Rep....

Anchors aweigh for community seafood pilot program

Scallops are coming to Vineyarders facing food insecurity. Fueled by a donation from the Fink Family Foundation, the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust (MVFPT)...

Station Menemsha septic system overtaxed, installer says

The troubled septic system at Station Menemsha may receive too much water and may not have been designed with enough capacity in mind, the...

New radar speed signs installed in West Tisbury

On March 18 West Tisbury installed radar speed signs on Lambert’s Cove Road near Lambert's Cove Beach. The internally lit signs aren’t a first...

Chilmark crash puts pickup on edge

Chilmark firefighters and police responded to a pickup truck rollover crash on Menemsha Cross Road at the intersection of Menemsha Gate just before 4...