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Coasties enter the no-pay zone

Updated January 16The budgetary impasse between President Donald Trump, who has demanded billions to seal off the United States from Mexico with a wall,...

Airport Commission to discuss expansion

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission will meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss a Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) filing connected with projects meant to fulfill...

West Tisbury firefighters snuff chimney fire

Just when they returned from a mutual aid call in Vineyard Haven at about 7 pm Friday, West Tisbury firefighters redeployed to combat a...

Fire on MV Martha’s Vineyard downplayed to board

A St. Patrick’s Day 2018 generator incident aboard the MV Martha’s Vineyard previously characterized as an electric discharge has since been called a fire...

Squibnocket Project legal fee tally hits six figures

After years of meetings, planning, and litigation, the twofold project to restore Squibnocket Beach and to erect a bridge (or causeway, as its owners...

BOEM suspends some Vineyard Wind forums

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management suspended public-comment talks in New Bedford and Narragansett, R.I., on the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project due to...

A key step toward reducing Post Office lines?

Updated at 4:50 pmWith the recent installation of lockers, two Vineyard Post Offices have evolved to deal with high package volume. Vineyard Haven and...

Previous SSA consultant warned of problems

Updated January 2 at 7:50 pmThe Steamship Authority was described 25 years ago as having a reactive culture, one characterized by continuously “putting out...

Police arrest man disembarking Island Home

Tisbury police and a Massachusetts state trooper arrested a man on the passenger ramp at the Steamship Authority terminal in Vineyard Haven Wednesday afternoon....

Ava Pearl had previous engine failures

Last May the fast ferry Ava Pearl lost power off East Chop and was towed into Vineyard Haven.  A U.S. Coast investigation of the...

Vineyard Coasties may go unpaid in January

Updated Dec. 29U.S. Coast Guard personnel at Station Menemsha weren’t expected to receive their pay at the end of December but things have changed....

Jeremy Bradshaw: ‘We have some really good people’

When he started at the Chilmark Fire Department, it was a simpler time. The volunteer roster at the station was robust, and the town...

Chilmark spends $900,000 to secure land for ambulance barn

Chilmark selectmen recently finalized a deal to buy land behind town hall. The purchase will help further the multiyear quest to replace the town’s...

Steamship Authority receives bomb threats

Updated Dec. 14The Steamship Authority received bomb threats Thursday afternoon via email.The emails came in “at approximately 1 pm today, Dec. 13, 2018,...

Postal customer bristles at ‘non-preferential’ designation

Edgartown resident Richard Brown recently received a plastic tab in his mailbox labeled “NON-PREFERENTIAL MAIL”. The tab was interspersed with his mail.“Who are they...

Menemsha electrical upgrade vexes selectmen

Chilmark was forced to reissue its RFP for major electrical upgrades to Menemsha docks recently, after only a single bidder emerged, and was disqualified...

Powerful decision for Chappy homeowners

Updated Dec. 4Northeast utility giant Eversource has agreed to take ownership of a private electrical distribution line previously owned and maintained by a group...

Hunter shot by hunter in State Forest

An unidentified Rhode Island hunter was shot in the Manuel Correllus State Forest last week by a fellow hunter during a deer drive, according...

Embattled guesthouse owners may face another suit

John and Susan Zarba are due in Land Court Thursday and Friday to face off against the town of Oak Bluffs in a complex...

Clam dredger hits reef near Cuttyhunk

The 92-foot clam dredger Wando River grounded on Sow and Pigs Reef off Cuttyhunk Friday afternoon, Coast Guard officials said. The grounding may have...