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Firefighters brave bitter temps for ice rescue drill

Three Vineyard fire departments drilled on West Tisbury’s Pear Tree Cove Sunday at the tail end of an historically frigid morning. In cold-resistant suits,...

County struggles to secure tenant for Tisbury property

County manager Martina Thornton told the Dukes County Commissioners Wednesday that no renter has surfaced for county loft space in Tisbury. “Unfortunately we have...

Andrea’s Auto takes over at McIntosh Motors

UpdatedAndrea Campbell, longtime mechanic at McIntosh Motors in Edgartown, is taking over at the location of McIntosh Motors from Bruce McIntosh. Terms of...

Does a bridge need a building permit?

  As the legal quarrel over a building permit for Squibnocket Farm’s access structure (a.k.a. a bridge) moves to the state level, there is historical...

How cold is it on Martha’s Vineyard? Wicked cold

Martha’s Vineyard will remain in the grip of gelid polar temperatures until a coastal storm arrives this weekend to knock the thermometer up into...

Listeria danger spurs FDA smoked fish recall  

The Food and Drug Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Wednesday that Springfield Smoked Fish, a Western Massachusetts food producer,...

‘Montreal Express’ to bring Arctic temps to the Vineyard

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued a situational awareness statement regarding the week of biting cold due to beset Massachusetts over the...

Two state agencies to assess Squibby bridge in January

On Jan. 10, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will decide whether the Squibnocket Farm access structure currently under construction in Chilmark requires...

Christmas winds cut power up-Island

Wind gusting to 63 mph on Christmas caused power outages in Chilmark and Aquinnah. The power went out when many up-Islanders were opening gifts...

MVC greenlights AT&T cell tower on Chappy

Thursday night the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) approved building a 115-foot AT&T cell tower on Chappaquiddick, bringing a major improvement in wireless coverage for...

Squibby access structure opponents land state hearing

Opponents of the bridge well under construction at Squibnocket Beach have been granted a hearing by the state Building Code Appeals Board, according to...

Deadline arrives for wind farm bids

Wednesday marked the deadline for a trio of bidders to submit packages detailing their proposals to construct a wind farm in the Atlantic, about...

SSA board bans vaping and weed on its property and vessels

At Highfield Hall in Falmouth Tuesday morning, the full board of the Steamship Authority voted unanimously to amend smoking regulations to ban vaping and...

Sankaty is still sidelined

Updated 1:50 pmThe Steamship Authority expected to have the freight boat MV Sankaty operational for Vineyard runs this morning, but according to general manager...

Puppy care package pilfered from SSA luggage cart

A care bag filled with food, toys, and puppy pads meant for Reggie, a dachshund puppy rescued from St. Croix after Hurricane Irma, was...

Menemsha piling work and dredging underway

Routine work on pilings is underway in Menemsha Harbor, and due to a “tremendous amount of shoaling” behind the jetty, some dredging is also...

Taking plastic out of the flow of drinking water

With the recent installation of a water refill station at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, a Vineyard Conservation Society project called “Take Back...

Brian Athearn takes the reins of Ag Society

Update Nov. 29 at 5:15 pmFarmer and MV Tech owner Brian Athearn was elected president of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society at its annual...

Aquinnah town clerk informs selectmen of retirement

Aquinnah town clerk Carolyn Feltz is retiring. In a brief letter to the board of selectmen, Ms. Feltz wrote that Dec. 31 would be...

Permit pulled for West Tisbury library repairs

The Boston architecture firm Oudens Ello has taken out a building permit to fix the water- and fungus-damaged bump-out at the back of the...