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Steve Amaral receives overdue Army medals

Steve Amaral, a Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby hall of famer and a 38-year veteran of the Oak Bluffs Fire Department, served...

Asian longhorned tick continues northward march

Updated April 29 The Asian longhorned tick, an invasive species from East Asia and Australia, continues to spread north, and is now found in Connecticut....

Woods Hole transfer bridges arrive from overseas

Four new transfer bridges manufactured in China have arrived in Quincy, and will soon make their way to Falmouth, Steamship Authority spokesman Sean Driscoll...

Deer don’t get Lyme

Vineyard hunters bagged a record 900 white-tailed deer last season, according to Dukes County tick biologist Dick Johnson, who found the number encouraging. Johnson...

Frustrated farmers target Canada geese

Updated April 17, 1:20 pm Vineyard farmers met with wildlife specialists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday afternoon to seek help in reducing Canada...

West Tisbury approves recreational cannabis zoning

Updated April 12 In back-to-back votes on night two of West Tisbury’s annual town meeting, voters said yes to the sale and propagation of recreational...

West Tisbury approves Housing Bank

West Tisbury voters approved two major pieces of legislation Tuesday night in the first leg of annual town meeting. By a unanimous vote, the...

SSA terminal concepts take heat in Tisbury

Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis and architect Liam Davis walked a modest audience through concepts for the next Woods Hole terminal on Monday...

Chilmark scores fast attack truck

The Chilmark Fire Department recently purchased a fast attack truck at the bargain price of $20,000. Technically a mini-pumper, according to Fire Chief David...

Vineyarders pack Ag Hall to support Flat Point Farm

In the wake of a ruinous fire at Flat Point Farm, the Fischer family got to bask in the gaiety and gratitude of hundreds...

Iyanough setback blamed on O-ring

The Steamship Authority has blamed an O-ring glitch on the unexpected delay in returning to service the MV Iyanough, its fastest vessel. The four-engine...

West Tisbury bottle bylaw may be a first in North America

The plastic bottle ban from the West Tisbury annual town meeting warrant, now voted in, may constitute the first such law of its type...

No APR land in Ag Society acreage deal

The 9.75 acres of land the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society is poised to sell the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) isn’t subject to agricultural...

Wire blamed for stray current in Menemsha

In the midst of ongoing town electrical work in Menemsha, an unconnected ground wire was found, and judged to be the lead factor in...

Water body regulations punctuate West Tisbury warrant

West Tisbury voters will weigh in on the first regulation to emerge from the Mill Pond Study, the West Tisbury Water Resources Protection Bylaw. Per...

Flat Point Farm potluck benefit slated for April 6

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society will host what’s tentatively called “Ho-Down for the Hay Barn,” a fire recovery benefit for the Fischer family, Ag...

MVFF to buy 10 acres from Ag Society

Updated 3:30 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) has entered into an agreement to buy approximately 10 acres of land from the Martha’s Vineyard...

Fastest SSA ferry stuck in Fairhaven with ailing engines

The MV Iyanough, the Steamship Authority’s high speed ferry between Hyannis and Nantucket, was set to return to service this week after annual maintenance...

D’Andrea reiterates seven-figure plea

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools Superintendent Matt D’Andrea told the high school committee he and his administrators will be at each of the four town...

SSA drills in Fairhaven aboard MV Nantucket

The Steamship Authority held a major evacuation drill aboard the MV Nantucket Monday morning in Fairhaven. The exercise featured a marine evacuation system, or MES,...