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Breaker issue impairs Island Home again

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

A problem with a breaker connected to the steering system of the Steamship Authority’s largest ferry, the Island Home, delayed the vessel by 45 minutes Wednesday morning on the 6 am run, according to ... Read full article

Museum to honor three medal recipients

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 1:26pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum plans to honor three recipients at its 99thh annual meeting this year with the Martha’s Vineyard Medal. This year’s recipients are Richard (“Dick”) Burt, Vernon Jordan ... Read full article

Nate Luce leaves Island and Martha’s Vineyard Big Brother Big Sister

MV Times | July 21, 2021 - 1:24pm

Martha’s Vineyard program director of the Big Brother Big Sister, or BBBS, Nate (“Skip”) Luce, will vacate the position following a permanent move off-Island.  “It’s a bittersweet announcement for our ... Read full article

Two Island organizations get grants from AG

MV Times | July 20, 2021 - 3:10pm

Two Martha’s Vineyard organizations are among 74 statewide that will share nearly $300,000 in grant funding to help pay for summer jobs for young people that are focused on promoting health and ... Read full article

Tisbury boards seek more cooperation

MV Times | July 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

On Monday during a joint Zoom meeting, the Tisbury select and planning boards discussed the need for more cooperation and communication among the town’s boards. This would ideally lead to more ... Read full article

Swimming for a cause 

MV Times | July 20, 2021 - 2:53pm

On Monday, Doug McConnell attempted to swim from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard for the second time in three years. Despite falling short on his attempt Monday due to extreme currents, McConnell was ... Read full article

Planning for a renewable energy future

MV Times | July 20, 2021 - 2:01pm

Edgartown energy committee chair Alan Stahler informed the town’s select board Monday that the Island needs to increase its efforts to meet renewable energy resolution goals approved at town meeting. ... Read full article

SSA tries to give more access to Islanders

MV Times | July 20, 2021 - 1:41pm

The Steamship Authority is looking at ways to provide more last-minute trips for preferred customers from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, general manager Robert Davis told the SSA board Tuesday. ... Read full article

Power outages caused by undersea cable failure

MV Times | July 19, 2021 - 5:33pm

Eversource has brought 15 backup generators to Martha’s Vineyard following the breakdown of an undersea cable on Friday that caused power outages. In a letter to the town of Edgartown, Eversource ... Read full article

One of four Vineyard undersea cables compromised

MV Times | July 19, 2021 - 5:33pm

Updated July 20 One of four undersea electrical distribution cables that serve Martha’s Vineyard failed on Friday, July 16, causing a spate of brownouts across the Island. In a release limited to ... Read full article