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An $8,000 ambulance trip to Woods Hole

An Oak Bluffs man has been contacted by the FBI about a large bill he received for an ambulance transfer to Woods Hole. In December, The Times revealed an FBI inquiry was underway at...

Judge sides with artist in porn case

A woman whose house was used by a video production company to shoot multiple pornographic films has won a partial victory in the case. Leah Bassett filed a federal lawsuit in 2018 alleging that her...

Bill would give shellfish group more control of hatchery 

A bill sponsored by Rep. Dylan Fernandes would give the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group more control of the John T. Hughes Hatchery and Research Station in Oak Bluffs. Commonly known as the lobster hatchery...

Great Edgartown Raffle is underway

Looking to support local businesses, the Edgartown Board of Trade has kicked off its first Great Edgartown Raffle. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle can be purchased at $10 a piece at the event’s Rallyup page...

West Tisbury builder killed in Florida

West Tisbury builder Charles Morgan was killed in a Florida motel on August 2. Morgan was staying at the Rodeway Inn and Suites in Dania Beach when he was allegedly stabbed, according to his...

Baker pumps brakes on reopening

Updated 2:30 pm On Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced he was reducing outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people, indefinitely postponing step two of phase three, and other initiatives to prevent the spread of COVID-19...

Test site prepares to swab Island minors

Students under the age of 18 will be able to receive COVID-19 testing early next week, according to Tisbury health agent Maura Valley. Although an exact start date for testing has not been determined, Valley...

Good Samaritans lauded following Range Rover sinking

In a letter to Chilmark selectmen, Chilmark Police Chief Jonathan Klaren praised the efforts of two good Samaritans to aid three people who toppled from the Menemsha drive-on dock into the Menemsha Channel inside...

New hospital case brings Vineyard COVID cases to 56

Updated 5:15 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new case of COVID-19 Thursday — the hospital’s third case in less than a week. On Thursday the total number of patients tested for the virus at...

The Yard takes stand against racism

The Yard is taking a stand in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and is making  a commitment to continue highlighting the many talented Black, Indigenous, and people of color artists on the Vineyard...

Bench will honor Bob Schwartz at Field Gallery

Richard Knabel came before West Tisbury selectmen Wednesday to promote a memorial bench for the late Bob Schwartz. Knabel, a former West Tisbury selectman, said the bench would be placed on the premises of...

New, yet familiar sight on Main Street

After years of neglect, a lengthy legal process, and a public bid process, the Yellow House on Main Street has been renovated and is open for business. The project of reviving the historic, downtown Edgartown...

Isaias washes out Norton, Wasque

Updated 4:10 pm Tropical Storm Isaias brought significant erosion to Vineyard beaches this week, carving out a large section of Wasque Point and taking the Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) trail out to sea. Speaking to The...

Rent assistance available through online application

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) has launched a new online application for year-round Cape and Island residents who are in need of rental and mortgage assistance. The application enables clients to complete one form to...

Hospital reports 39th COVID-19 case Wednesday

Updated 6:45 pm Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new case Wednesday — their second confirmed case this month — bringing their total number of confirmed cases to 39. On Wednesday the total number of patients tested...

Tribal members can park along West Basin

Tribal members will be allowed to park at the bend along West Basin Road in order to access common land that is a federally granted birthright for all members of the Wampanoag Tribe of...

Two car crash on State Road

There was a two car crash at the intersection of State and Panhandle Road in West Tisbury Wednesday morning. Two people were taken to the hospital. A third person involved in the accident did not...

Blue-green algae found in Chilmark Pond

Traces of blue-green algae have been found in the Chilmark Pond, and the town will be conducting a special analysis to test for the presence of fecal coliform (E. coli) in and around the...

SSA diverts some ferries, then cancels others

The following trips on TUESDAY 08/04/2020 have been canceled due to weather conditions. M/V NANTUCKET 5:20 pm Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole M/V NANTUCKET 6:30 pm Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V WOODS HOLE 5:20 pm Woods...

Neighbor pushes back against Donaroma compost site

An official with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is headed to the Vineyard this month to review Donaroma’s Nursery’s operation of a composting facility at Daniels Farm in Edgartown, following years of complaints...