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An electrifying proposal for Chilmark selectmen

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 4:07pm

Chilmark energy committee and finance committee chairman Rob Hannemann came before Chilmark selectmen to pitch an “aspirational goals” warrant article for the annual town meeting. The article mirrors ... Read full article

Tribal election could go to recount 

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 4:06pm

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais has been re-elected to serve as chairperson of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), but a recount may be called for by write-in candidate Kevin Devine because of a close ... Read full article

Oak Bluffs eliminates library late fees

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 2:37pm

Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously supported a proposal to eliminate late fees at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. Library director Allyson Malik presented the proposal to selectmen at the board’s meeting ... Read full article

West Tisbury tax rate remains the same

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 2:20pm

West Tisbury selectmen voted to keep the same tax classification, a single rate for both commercial and residential properties, for the current fiscal year. The town has a single tax rate for all ... Read full article

87-foot Coast Guard cutter Cobia visits Menemsha

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 2:17pm

The USCGC Cobia, an 87-foot Marine Protector class patrol vessel based at Station Woods Hole, visited Menemsha Harbor Tuesday afternoon at the request of Senior Chief Justin Longval, officer in charge ... Read full article

Additional ferries on tap for Thanksgiving travel

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 2:15pm

Call them the gravy boats. The Steamship Authority is offering extra trips to and from Martha’s Vineyard ahead of and after the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 18. Reservations are being ... Read full article

Tetra Tech finishes first phase of PFAS investigation

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 2:14pm

Tetra Tech, an environmental consulting firm that has been handling testing and mitigation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the area of Martha’s Vineyard Airport, has finished phase ... Read full article

174 missed ferry crossings in October

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 2:12pm

October was a tough month for Steamship Authority ferries, particularly those crossing between Martha’s Vineyard and Woods Hole. At the SSA board meeting Tuesday, Marc Hanover, the Vineyard’s ... Read full article

Tisbury discusses modifying wastewater treatment plant

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 2:12pm

Tisbury selectmen met with environmental consultants Tuesday to discuss the current status of the wastewater treatment plant, and to plan for possible changes in the future.  Mark White, principal and ... Read full article

Caribbean cruise: Gifted or stolen?

MV Times | November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm

Two Vineyard caregivers are facing felony charges over a cruise package they are alleged to have secured for themselves after an elderly woman formerly in their care was no longer able to take the ... Read full article