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Edson B. Cates, heroic Edgartown mariner

Codenamed Operation Iceberg, the assault of Okinawa was the final battle of World War II, and the biggest fight in the Pacific. A fleet...

Ahoy! Boat accident on State Road 

A boat landed on State Road late Friday morning. Mariner Jason Gale told The Times he was hauling an old bay scallop boat, the...

Island Home back in service

The Steamship Authority's largest ferry is back in service. The vessel motored over from the SSA repair facility in Fairhaven Wednesday night and entered...

County commissioners voice support for Malkin

Wednesday night, Dukes County Commissioners reaffirmed their support for Jim Malkin, the representative to the Steamship Authority they appointed in March to replace outgoing...

Remembering Joseph Dias Sr.

In the Crossways Cemetery in Tisbury can be found the fallen headstone of Joseph Dias Sr. and his wife, Sarah Manter. Dias served in...

Patriot owner defends against online accusations

A Vineyard contractor called out Patriot Party boats, operator of the ferry Quickwater, on Facebook for lax pandemic precautions that may have infected one...

Vineyard beaches open for Memorial Day

Updated May 21  With Memorial Day close at hand, beachgoers will find themselves in atmospheres unlike anything experienced on the Vineyard before. Friends and family...

Steamship Authority off-season excursion rates extended

The Steamship Authority board voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend off-season excursion rates until June 21 for both Nantucket and the Vineyard. The move...

Miss Jenna and its captain banned from Menemsha Basin

The fishing vessel Miss Jenna, a Vineyard crab and whelk boat, has been banned from the Menemsha Basin by the Chilmark harbor department. Harbormaster...

Carl Walker working for Senesco

Updated May 19   Carl Walker, former Steamship Authority director of maintenance and engineering, now works at Senesco Marine, according to his online résumé. The title...

Vineyard tests for everybody coming

Updated 12:05 pm, Saturday to include contact tracing information Modeled after drive-through influenza clinic plans Vineyard boards of health have kept at the ready, a...

Miss Jenna runs aground on Lobsterville Beach

Updated @ 2:45 The Vineyard fishing vessel Miss Jenna ran aground on Lobsterville Beach at 11:30 pm, according to the U.S Coast Guard. At 12:30...

Vineyard to get up to 15,000 COVID tests

Updated May 15 Thousands of COVID-19 tests are coming to the Vineyard, according to West Tisbury health agent Omar Johnson and Edgartown selectman Michael Donaroma....

Matt Gebo named Officer of the Year

The West Tisbury Police Department has named Sgt. Matthew (“Matt”) Gebo as West Tisbury Police Officer of the Year for 2019.  Gebo has been with...

Ag Society agrees to host drive-in graduation as Plan B

Updated  West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday evening to authorize the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society to host the 2020 Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduation...

Woods Hole terminal gets another scrub down

The Steamship Authority terminal in Woods Hole will be scrubbed down Tuesday night after a staffer reported “feeling ill” and opting to get tested...

Coast Guard adopts i911

The U.S. Coast Guard is able to use the i911 locator tool nationally, following a pilot program in First Coast Guard District Northeast. The...

Malkin scolded for comments to county

Updated May 13 Newly installed Steamship Authority board chair Jim Malkin took broadsides from fellow board members over comments he made to Dukes County commissioners...

Parade will salute hospital, essential workers 

Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm at the Edgartown School, the Vineyard’s EMS, fire, and police departments will parade across the Island to pay tribute...

UPDATE: Transfer bridge cable snaps in Vineyard Haven

Updated May 13 A terminal incident over the weekend “could have caused serious injury but did not,” according to Steamship Authority spokesman Sean Driscoll.  A Slip...