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Shack sports new swordfish

Artist and charter fisherman Scott McDowell gifted Chilmark a copper swordfish last month. The fish is McDowell’s creation, and is now mounted on the...

Aquinnah Creek lot under fire again in Menemsha

Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday evening to mark the boundaries between an Aquinnah Creek lot leased by Aquinnah harbormaster Brian “Chip” Vanderhoop and a...

Chilmark fire station air tests free of asbestos

Tests commissioned by the town of Chilmark and the Chilmark Firefighters Association both showed the air inside the Chilmark Fire Station isn’t polluted with...

Squibnocket bridge is ready for travel

A bridge built to provide access to Squibnocket Farm subdivision could open as early as Tuesday, March 13.Mark Haley, senior vice president of Haley...

‘Gigantic’ sloop Mass Transit 105 collides with pier

The 105-foot sloop Mass Transit 105 parted its mooring line and blew across Edgartown Harbor into a pier during the storm, sometime between Friday...

Vineyard Wind pledges $2 million for workforce development

Offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind announced plans Monday to launch a $2 million workforce initiative geared to train local residents in wind industry technical...

Squibby pole grant granted

Chilmark selectmen approved an Eversource electrical easement, or pole grant, along Squibnocket Road at a special hearing continuation held Friday morning. Two days earlier...

Surplus criticized at county budget meeting

The Dukes County Advisory Board approved a fiscal 2019 budget of $8,696,905 at a meeting inside the Center for Living on Breakdown Lane in...

Ag Society considers saving doomed building

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society is looking into moving a West Tisbury building slated for demolition onto to the Ag Society’s fairgrounds for use...

Sea Star required Coast Guard tow two months before it sank

Just two months before it sank following a dramatic rescue on Feb. 14, the 65-foot fishing vessel Sea Star required an emergency tow from...

Squibnocket Land Court injunction denied

Updated Feb. 27, 3:20 pmDefenders of the structure built to access Squibnocket Farm won a victory in Land Court Friday when Judge Gordon Piper...

Coast Guard salutes Aquinnah police officer for 2016 rescue

The U.S. Coast Guard awarded Aquinnah Police Officer David Murphy a Meritorious Public Service Award for his courageous rescue of a mariner in distress...

Chilmark selectmen boost fire chief’s pay

Updated Feb. 23 at 5:00 pmChilmark Fire Chief David Norton got a 75-percent pay increase Tuesday night at the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting. Selectmen Bill...

MV Martha’s Vineyard poised to resume service

The MV Martha’s Vineyard is heading home after undergoing a $17.5 million refurbishment and is scheduled to return to service on Friday, March 2....

Chilmark Fire Station undergoes back-to-back asbestos inspections

Chilmark’s primary fire station had two asbestos surveys done by two different environmental firms last week.Since the initial Times report on Feb 2,...

Sugar kelp farming takes root in Vineyard waters

Sugar kelp is a brownish seaweed native to the northeast Atlantic, that grows in long ribbons. Technically it’s a type of algae. The Martha’s...

Proposed West Tisbury building demolition takes flak

Updated 9:45 am Feb. 20  A proposal to demolish the Old Courthouse in West Tisbury received considerable pushback at Thursday night’s meeting of the Martha’s...

Coast Guard saves four fishermen from sinking vessel

Updated @ 12:28 pm Feb. 20The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four fishermen from a rapidly sinking fishing boat 18 miles south of the Vineyard,...

Vineyard Wind issued ENF certificate in MEPA process

The commonwealth issued Vineyard Wind an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) certificate for the Vineyard Wind Connector on Monday as part of the ongoing Massachusetts...

Keating pushes for nuclear plant decommissioning

U.S. Rep. William Keating has reintroduced the Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Act, his congressional office stated in a press release. The legislation is co-sponsored by...