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Two boats burn in Lagoon Pond

Two sailboats, rafted together and anchored in Lagoon Pond, were destroyed by fire Wednesday near the Lagoon drawbridge in Oak Bluffs."They burned to their...

Moped crashes into car in Tisbury

Update:A moped struck a car on State Road near the Lorraine Parish store Monday morning in Vineyard Haven.Tisbury fire, EMS, and police joined...

Chevy takes a swim

Sunday at daybreak Tisbury Fire, EMS, and police responded to a submerged vehicle report at the boat ramp near the Lagoon Pond drawbridge.Fire Chief...

Tick expert addresses Powassan

Noted tick researcher Sam Telford said he sees no evidence that true Powassan exists on Martha’s Vineyard; however the pathogen’s close relative, deer tick...

In search of whelk

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on channel whelk.The Times accompanied Edgartown whelk fisherman Donnie Benefit for a half-day...

A Menemsha beach is closed after kids feel ‘tickle’ of electricity

The town has closed a section of Menemsha known as Crab Corner to swimming after several West Tisbury third graders were apparently exposed to...

Mushrooms at West Tisbury Library a growing concern

Part of the West Tisbury Library’s exterior has been torn out to remove damp, mushroom-infested building materials, town administrator Jennifer Rand informed the selectmen...

Children exposed to marine electricity in Menemsha

Update:The town has closed a section of Menemsha known as Crab Corner to swimming after several West Tisbury third graders were apparently exposed to...

Condition of Black Dog–related buildings raises concerns

The structural integrity of two buildings along Beach Road Extension in Vineyard Haven is questionable, according to Tisbury building inspector Ken Barwick.Mr. Barwick told...

Channel whelk scheduled to make television appearances

UpdatedThe channel whelk, a shellfish Islanders refer to as conch, is not sold at any of the Vineyard’s retail fish markets, and is served...

Schooner Alabama grounds in Connecticut (again)

The Black Dog charter schooner Alabama ran aground at the mouth of Connecticut’s Mystic River on the evening of June 19 while cruising with...

Cheers! Vineyard Haven restaurant serves first drink

Copper Wok served the first spirit beverage in Vineyard Haven since Prohibition Friday evening to Jeff Kristal, owner of the Crocker House Inn. Mr....

Long arm of the claw

Tour bus operations run by the Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Co. were under fire at the June 13 meeting of Oak Bluffs selectmen...

Head boat creates chop in Menemsha

Chilmark selectmen declined to alter their previous approval of a Menemsha fishing boat operation, designed to take passengers out for a day of fishing,...

DHS secretary’s H-2B visa stance counter to Rep. Keating’s

A recent press release from Congressman William Keating’s office outlined an exchange the congressman had with Director of Homeland Security John Kelly over H-2B...

Storm drains fail in ceaseless rain

The rain that soaked Martha’s Vineyard over the past week took a toll on its storm drains, causing them to back up and flood...

Ketch catches fire in Vineyard Haven

A fire broke out aboard the 41-foot charter ketch Witch of Endor Tuesday afternoon while the vessel was moored in Vineyard Haven Harbor. Just...

Governor fire bottles up Vineyard Haven terminal

Tisbury firefighters responded to a belowdecks fire on the MV Governor at the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal this morning at approximately 10:30. By...

Elaine Vanderhoop wins assessors appointment in Aquinnah

Aquinnah town clerk Carolyn Feltz moderated a special joint meeting of the board of selectmen and the board of assessors Tuesday evening where real...

45-year-old Pilgrim Station slated to shutter

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth is currently slated shut down in 2019 in accordance with the wishes of its owner, Louisiana-based Entergy...