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Ferry captain helps rescue airliner crash survivors

Last Thursday at about 3:30 pm, Capt. Carl Lucas of South Kingston, Rhode Island, formerly of Oak Bluffs, turned on the engines of the Athena, a fast ferry from Rhode Island used in winter...

Passenger traffic slumping, Hy-Line gets financial relief from SSA

In its first meeting of the New Year, held in Woods Hole on January 14, the Steamship Authority (SSA) provided financial relief for the privately operated Hy-Line ferry service on its high-speed Nantucket route. The...

One-way proposal spurs East Chop debate

A group of East Chop residents has asked the town of Oak Bluffs to consider making East Chop Drive one-way for much of its length, in an effort to improve safety along one of...

More charges lodged against West Tisbury School teacher

Daniel K. Johnson, a West Tisbury School teacher, was arraigned in Edgartown District Court Tuesday on five new charges of furnishing alcohol to minors and one new charge of disseminating obscene material to a...

Fire destroys Codding Lane home

When Lewis Codding left for a trip to the dump Tuesday afternoon, he could have no idea what he would find when he returned to his Codding Lane home in Tisbury, 15 or 20...

Chilmark officials raise Home Port question

Chilmark selectmen Tuesday said they want to meet with the potential new owners of the Home Port restaurant to discuss three potential concerns related to the operation of the 85-year-old Menemsha landmark eatery. The board...

Cape Wind supporters claim victory

The developers and supporters of a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound claimed victory Friday, following the release of a final environmental impact statement (EIS) by the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service...

Curves offers free weight management classes

Curves of Martha's Vineyard, the franchise fitness club for women, is offering free weight management classes to teach its method for losing weight and raising metabolism. Classes are open to members and non-members, according...

Tisbury Mural Project takes shape

On Saturday a group that included high school art students and local artists gathered at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) to work on the Tisbury mural project under the...

Oak Bluffs fire department receives $66,500 grant

The Oak Bluffs Fire Department this week learned that it will receive a $66,500 federal grant under the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The money will be allocated to purchase...

Hospital chairman named trustee of the year

Seasonal West Tisbury resident John P. Ferguson last month received New England Healthcare Assembly's (NEHA) prestigious 2008 Trustee Leadership Award, which recognizes the "significant contributions of a hospital trustee whose personal courage and achievements...

West Tisbury unearths unused scholarship

West Tisbury selectmen last week deeded a long-forgotten $3,600 scholarship trust fund to the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society Scholarship Fund. Residents established the fund as a gift to the town 25 years ago as a...

Tisbury annual report wins award

Tisbury's 2007 annual town report won second place in a statewide contest held by the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), in the category for towns with populations less than 5,000. Judges considered layout and design, quantity...

Sail Martha’s Vineyard offers captain’s course

Sail Martha's Vineyard is offering instruction geared toward getting a commercial captain's license once again this winter. An informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 15, at the Sail Martha's Vineyard headquarters, 110 Main Street...

Shedding light on electric co-op and Island concerns

Cape Light Compact (CLC) administrator Maggie Downey will provide a power-point presentation and answer questions about the recently formed Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) at the All-Island Selectmen's meeting at 5 pm on...

Tisbury officials wrestle with Vineyard Haven harbor issues

The Tisbury selectmen encountered marine turbulence while navigating issues related to wooden boats, sailing ships, and the Steamship Authority (SSA) Tuesday. Controversy over the use of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds for a wooden boat...

Many causes of soggy Ocean Park

A draft report by the engineering firm hired to evaluate soggy areas of Ocean Park concludes that while several wastewater treatment beds under the park are failing, "there is a strong likelihood" that the...

Caretaker helps accidental houseguest take wing

A red-tailed hawk's miscalculated flight path landed him as an unwilling houseguest in Chilmark for a few days. The presence of the bird caught Scott Graupner by surprise last Sunday. Stopping by to check on...

Oak Bluffs faces revenue shortfall

Oak Bluffs selectmen learned Tuesday that their town now expects to fall $336,607 short of its revenue projections at the end of the current fiscal year, on June 30, this year. In their first meeting...

Tactical response? Island force now ready to react

A Miami convenience store robber and his criminal friends carjack a vehicle, flee to Martha's Vineyard, break into an empty Katama summer home, and begin shooting up the neighborhood. An armed Boston bank robber hiding...
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