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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....

Pilgrim Station goes down for a third time this year

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth shut down over the weekend after operators discovered a problem with feedwater valves. The station wound down Friday...

M.V. Museum aims for December soft opening

Construction of the new Martha’s Vineyard Museum at the site of the old Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven is on track for a soft...

West Tisbury selectmen vote to join opioid suit

West Tisbury selectmen voted to join the Kopelman and Paige opioid lawsuit Wednesday night, becoming the fourth Vineyard town to do so after Chilmark,...

Overrides pass in Chilmark election

All eight Proposition 2½ override questions passed in Chilmark’s annual election last night at the Chilmark Community Center, where 148 voters turned out. But...

West Tisbury firefighters knock down house blaze

Updated 10:45 am West Tisbury firefighters battled a fire at Bradley Martin Road Tuesday night, according to Chief Manuel Estrella III. “Nobody got hurt,” he said....

Head boat ahoy!

A charter boat operated by former Steamship Authority chief engineer Stephen Broderick arrived in Menemsha recently ahead of fishing excursions slated to begin in...

Chilmark sails through town meeting

  Chilmark voters weren’t in a mood to dawdle Monday night. In roughly one hour and 15 minutes, they cleared 29 articles and headed home....

Sloop gets a nose job

The John Alden sloop Welwyn went under the knife Monday at the Gannon and Benjamin dock. The surgeon was boatbuilder Nat Benjamin, who employed...

Blair reappointed to Harbormasters Training Council

Edgartown harbormaster Charlie Blair was sworn in again as a member of the Harbormasters Training Council at the Dukes County Superior Courthouse Thursday morning...

Little Bridge inlet gets second muckout

The Little Bridge inlet in Oak Bluffs is being mucked out for a second time this year. The inlet was cleaned of sand in...

Bezahler arraigned on felony drug charges

Aaron Bezahler was arraigned before Judge Angel Kelley Brown in Dukes County Superior Court Thursday morning on drug charges. Bezahler, 22, pleaded not guilty...

Hazard to navigation removed from Vineyard Haven Harbor

An underwater spud left behind in Vineyard Haven Harbor by marine contractor Robert B. Our was removed Thursday morning by an Offshore Engineering crane...

Menemsha electrical upgrades delayed until fall

Updated April 20 at 12:30 pm Selectmen chairman Bill Rossi began Chilmark’s regular Tuesday board meeting with a moment of silence for maritime legend Gregory...

MV Woods Hole glitches rooted in propulsion system

Updated April 24 Beset by glitches since grounding on March 15, the MV Woods Hole returned to service on April 6 after an international team...