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March Blizzard Sweeps in With Snow, Power Outages

Sara BrownBlizzard conditions were widespread Tuesday with lingering wind and snow. Overnight shelters opened and Island public schools were closed …


Man rescued from atop ham radio antenna

An 80-year-old Edgartown man was rescued Monday morning by the Edgartown Fire Department from a ham radio tower in his yard.William Welch, an …

Fire Fighting

Martha's Vineyard wakes up to a blizzard - The Martha's Vineyard Times

The wind is whipping with a gust recorded at 66 mph in Aquinnah and a wet, mushy snow is accumulating on the ground. Martha’s Vineyard is in the …


Water Levels in Great Ponds Reach Historic High

Landry HarlanTorrents of rain from recent storms have caused Vineyard Great Ponds to rise to historic levels, threatening shellfish and surrounding …


Witch of Endor pulled from harbor

1 of 10 <i></i> <i></i> A crane was moved into place at 8:30 am to lift the boat out of the water. — Gabrielle Mannino The crew and professional diver Heidi Raihofer …


Storm Causes Widespread Property Damage on Island

Julia WellsA powerful winter northeaster that pounded the Island late last week with hurricane-force winds, astronomical high tides and heavy rains …


Demolition Begins on Woods Hole Ferry Terminal

Steve MyrickWith the crunch of an excavator’s bucket, the Woods Hole Steamship Authority terminal began the process of being reduced to a pile of …

Rhode Island

Black Sheep Eyes Second Location Near Airport

Landry HarlanOwners of The Black Sheep restaurant in Edgartown want to open a second location at the former Tin Hangar near the airport.

Martha's Vineyard

Lark Hotels Adds New Property in Edgartown

Sara BrownThe boutique hotel chain announced this week that it will operate The Richard at 104 Main street. The property was formerly The Point Way …


Chappaquiddick Film Takes New Look at Well-Known Vineyard Story

Sara BrownA few years ago director John Curran and actor Jason Clarke made a late night trip to the Dike Bridge in preparation for their film, which …

New York Times

Oak Bluffs gets a culinary boost

Vineyard culinary luminary Ben DeForest will be opening a new restaurant, Cardboard Box Restaurant, on Circuit Avenue this year.DeForest, the driving …


Menemsha Master Plan Draws Lively Discussion

Holly PretskyIt was standing room only in the Chilmark library for a public forum on architect Bill Brewster’s preliminary improvement plan for …

Urban Design

Tisbury Town Hall Steeple Is in Trouble

Holly PretskyThe steeple on the Tisbury town hall is structurally compromised and in possible danger of collapse, town officials confirmed this week.

New England

East Chop Bluff Project Moves Ahead, But Town Still Lacks Funding

Sara BrownA long-planned project to restore the eroding East Chop Bluff in Oak Bluffs is inching closer to reality, although the town is still …

Hurricane Sandy

A wave of activity for the SSA

There’s a lot going on at the Steamship Authority’s ports both in Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven.On Thursday morning in Woods Hole, crews from Burnham …

Coast Guard

Vineyard Filmmakers Nominated for Academy Award

Bill EvilleKate Davis and David Heilbroner have been nominated for an Academy Award for their documentary short Traffic Stop. On March 4 they will …

Los Angeles

Back Door Donuts Is Sold

Sara BrownThree Boston businessmen are the new owners of Back Door Donuts. Janice Casey, who has owned the business for 17 years with her partner, …

New England

Government Eyes Noman's to Reestablish Cottontail Rabbits

Sara BrownThe small, uninhabited island south of the Vineyard could play a key role in boosting the dwindling population of New England cottontail …

New England

Historic Movie: Zeb Tilton, Last of the Schooner Men

Steve MyrickA new short film shows rare scenes of Capt. Zeb Tilton in top hat and tails aboard his beloved cargo schooner Alice S. Wentworth.

Rhode Island

Martha’s Vineyard immigration case headed for Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case that has a Martha’s Vineyard connection, and would settle a key conflict in the immigration debate. …


Alchemy Restaurant Set to Change Hands

Sara BrownThe popular restaurant and bar on Main street Edgartown, will soon be under new ownership. Owners Scott and Charlotte Caskey have an …

New England

Deer collisions jump again in 2017

Car–deer collisions on Martha’s Vineyard rose for the third straight year in 2017. According to statistic from the Dukes County Communications …

Martha's Vineyard

Hinckley's Lumber Yard Faces Financial Hard Times

Steve MyrickH. N. Hinckley & Sons in Vineyard Haven could be sold at auction early next month if the owner is unable to resolve his financial …

Real Estate

Florida Psychic Ordered to Repay $3.5 Million to Elderly Vineyard Woman

Julia WellsA federal judge this week ordered a south Florida woman to repay more than $3.5 million to an elderly Martha’s Vineyard woman who was …

Rhode Island
Real Estate

Steamship Authority Website Crashes, Frustrating Travelers

Just before the opening day for coveted summer car reservations, the Steamship Authority website crashed late Wednesday, sparking a flurry of emails …

Local lowdown on feds’ cannabis crackdown - The Martha's Vineyard Times

Responding to the new mandate from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that U.S. state prosecutors enforce federal cannabis laws in states where …