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Port Captain to depart Steamship Authority

Longtime port captain Charles “Greg” Gifford will retire next month, Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis told The Times. Gifford’s departure comes after an...

Private electric lines vex Islanders

Updated May 18 As electrical distribution lines fail from age, bad splices, or physical damage, many Islanders are discovering to their surprise the aerial or...

Defibrillator donated in memory of Christian Manley

Christian Manley, a former Edgartown wharfinger, was honored at a noontime ceremony Tuesday at Memorial Wharf. Manley worked under harbormaster Charlie Blair for several...

Body found near Hvoslef Way

Updated May 19 Tisbury police discovered a body in woods on Hvoslef Way in Vineyard Haven early Monday morning, according to Lieutenant Eerik Meisner. Meisner...

Newly renovated Lake Street Landing opens

The refurbished Lake Street Landing opened Friday in Tisbury after close to $1 million worth of work that saw Offshore Engineering crews work through...

Police arrest ‘slalom pattern’ motorist

Oak Bluffs Police charged a 26-year-old Winthrop man with drinking and driving and failure to stop for police after a chase on Beach Road...

Single-car accident results in OUI charge

Oak Bluffs Police charged a 44-year-old Vineyard Haven man with drinking and driving and other charges Sunday after they responded to a single-car crash...

SSA stats dismal compared with America’s largest ferry service

Updated 5 pm Washington State runs the largest ferry operation in the country, with four times as many terminals, over three times as many routes,...

Ceremony formalizes West Tisbury police officer’s promotion

A promotion ceremony held Friday at the West Tisbury Police Station formally minted the department’s new sergeant, Matt Gebo. West Tisbury selectmen approved Gebo’s...

SSA Oak Bluffs terminal opens; SeaStreak arrives Friday

The Steamship Authority’s Oak Bluffs terminal opened Friday amid ongoing construction to repair storm damage caused in March. Marine contractor Robert B. Our’s equipment...

New courthouse handicap ramp underway

A new $90,000 handicap ramp is taking shape outside the Dukes County courthouse. The ramp is part of $210,000 worth of capital improvements slated...

Just when you thought it was safe …

Steamship Authority ferries failed to make 549 crossings between Vineyard Haven and Woods Hole since the start of the year, an eye-popping increase over...

Dukes County gets no aid after March storm

Do you remember the March 2 storm that tossed yachts ashore, flooded Five Corners and the Edgartown waterfront, washed out the Dike Bridge, and...

Ghost Island Farm gets six grand for family farm shares

Ghost Island Farm in West Tisbury has received a $6,000 contribution from the Blue Barn Farm Share Program for six at-need Island families to...

New: Ferry breakdowns force 549 trip cancellations

Updated May 8 Steamship Authority ferries failed to make 549 crossings between Vineyard Haven and Woods Hole since the start of the year, an eye-popping...

Martha’s Vineyard bow door fixed; Katama still down

Updated May 5 @ 7:30 am The MV Martha’s Vineyard returned to service Wednesday with its bow door fixed. Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis...

Vineyard’s longest bridge proves public(ish)

Updated May 9 at 2:10 pm The bridge to the Squibnocket Farm subdivision is open to the public, sort of. A skiff launch just across...

Vineyard Wind submits Draft Environmental Impact Report

Vineyard Wind submitted a Draft Environmental Impact Report to the commonwealth Tuesday for its proposed 800-megawatt wind farm, according to a release. The report...

Another fire station plan burns Chilmark

Chilmark selectmen got a first look at conceptual designs for a new fire station Tuesday night. It didn’t go well. Upon viewing the designs hung...

Hospital group, Bay State Wind to negotiate long-term deal

Bay State Wind and Southcoast Health are exploring a long-term agreement for the sale of wind turbine electricity, according to an Orsted press release....