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Fast ferry service from New York interrupted

MV Times | July 22, 2021 - 12:20pm

SeaStreak, the fast ferry company based in New Jersey, is not offering its high-speed trips from New York to the islands this summer after one of its vessels, the Commodore, ran aground in Brooklyn ... Read full article

On the water

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 2:48pm

The next best thing to being in the water during last week’s oppressive heat was being on the water. After a day when almost anything took too much effort, 14 lucky sailors were able to compete in ... Read full article

Create your own bait

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 2:47pm

I’ll come out and say it right now — I’m a cast-and-retrieve kind of angler. But as far as catching the big one with minimal effort or experience, bait trumps lures nine times out of 10.  There are so ... Read full article

Chilmark caucus elects delegate

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 2:35pm

The Chilmark Democratic town committee held its annual caucus on Sunday, July 18, and elected committee member Peter Enrich to attend the state Democratic Convention on Sept. 25 in Lowell along with ... Read full article

Skidmore retires abruptly as lighthouse keeper

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 2:32pm

Updated July 22 Richard Skidmore is no longer the lighthouse keeper in Aquinnah, after more than 30 years. Officially, Skidmore has retired, but it’s how his departure accelerated that remains a ... Read full article

Popular Chilmark businesses to remain closed

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 2:30pm

Home Port, the Bite, and Menemsha Market will remain closed, the Chilmark select board learned during a Zoom meeting Tuesday. Home Port and the Bite have been closed for about two years now, while ... Read full article

Floaters sink Highlanders, Whitecaps douse Blazers in men’s softball

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 2:16pm

The last-place Floaters won their second straight game and upset the league-leading Highlanders, 20-14, in Men’s Island Softball League action last Thursday at Veterans Park. Joel Rebello blasted two ... Read full article

Sharks swimming strong in NECBL South

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 2:10pm

Heading into Wednesday night’s game at Newport, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks held a one-game lead atop the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Southern Division standings at 18-12. The ... Read full article

Moon ‘wobble’ will exacerbate tidal flooding on MV

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 1:48pm

Within the next two decades, the combined effects of sea level rise and a tidal shift brought on by a change in the lunar cycle will create higher high tides and lower low tides.  For folks on Martha ... Read full article

High school officials consider altered fall schedule

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 1:45pm

In order to provide more curriculum planning, outreach, and teacher support, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) officials are considering significant changes to the class schedule. The ... Read full article