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Governor makes the Vineyard rounds

Gov. Charlie Baker visited the rebuilt ramp and docks at Lake Street Landing Saturday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito came...

Will CRISPR mice stymie Lyme?

Updated July 18 at 4:25 pm With Martha’s Vineyard Community Television and Netflix cameras rolling at the Katharine Cornell Theater last Thursday night, Islanders took...

Coast Guard to conduct helicopter rescue demo Saturday

Sail MV, as part of its Vineyard Cup festivities this weekend, will host the U.S. Coast Guard in Vineyard Haven Harbor Saturday at 5:15...

Deer tick virus lurks in some Vineyard ticks

Two years ago this November, upon rising from bed after a hunting trip at Spring Point in Chilmark, 53-year-old Edgartown resident Karl Nelson found...

Selectmen hedge bets on new Chilmark station

Tuesday night, Chilmark selectmen opted to fold a bit of insurance into their bid to erect a new fire station and ambulance facility adjacent...

Herring gulls rear chicks on Packer roof

A pair of fluffy herring gull chicks are starting out life atop the office of R.M. Packer Co. in Vineyard Haven. Owner Ralph Packer...

Woods Hole returns to service after propulsion system glitches

Updated July 11, 3 pm  The MV Woods Hole, which these days is working the Hyannis–Nantucket run, returned to service Wednesday afternoon after being sidelined...

Lost boater who left Cuttyhunk for New Bedford found in Rhode Island

Updated July 10 Peter Horan, an 80-year-old mariner who went missing at midday, was located aboard his boat Best Friend at the mouth of the...

Ferry AC woes expand, mystery odor remains mysterious

The air conditioning on the MV Martha’s Vineyard has not been fixed. As The Times reported Monday, a part was expected to come in...

Tree falls and pulls down wires

A tree split and fell into a driveway on Daggett Avenue in Vineyard Haven Friday afternoon, pulling down electrical wires. A neighborhood resident named...

Steamship Authority strengthens bus policy

The Steamship Authority has adopted new procedures to address late buses in Woods Hole. At the Port Council Meeting in Falmouth Thursday, the ferry...

New fire engine arrives in West Tisbury

A new fire engine rolled off a Steamship Authority ferry in Vineyard Haven Thursday morning and into West Tisbury. It will replace Fire Engine...

Geotechnical drilling vessel at work for Vineyard Wind

Vineyard Wind, the company with Island roots that beat out two competitors for permission to build an 800-megawatt wind farm off the southern shore...

History and ecology intersect in Mill Brook study

West Tisbury continues to assess how best to preserve Mill Brook, the stream that creates Mill Pond, and how to best manage the 2,928-acre...

Ferry AC fizzles during weekend heat wave

Passengers in a portion of the MV Martha’s Vineyard suffered without air conditioning over the weekend when a compressor went kaput — it’s the...

Boat drifts in between ferry and dolphin

Updated 1 pm  A small boat, thought to be a Boston Whaler, drifted into a gap between the MV Martha’s Vineyard and a dolphin, which...

West Tisbury selectmen appoint new assistant treasurer/collector

On the recommendation of recently appointed treasurer/collector Kathy Logue and town accountant Bruce Stone, West Tisbury selectmen unanimously appointed Joan Chavez as assistant treasurer/collector...

Station Menemsha holds change of watch ceremony

  Master Chief Robert Riemer handed off command of Station Menemsha Thursday to Senior Chief Justin Longval at a change of watch ceremony in the...

VTA takes delivery of five electric buses Wednesday

Vineyard Transportation Authority (VTA) turned a page Wednesday with the delivery of five electric buses from Build Your Dreams of Lancaster, Calif. The VTA...

Valerie Plame’s mission to Vineyard Haven

On Sunday night at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, former CIA agent Valerie Plame and filmmaker Doug Liman introduced the first-ever director’s-cut screening of...