The Steamship Authority (SSA) announced Saturday on Facebook that a crew shortage forced cancellations to the freight ferry Sankaty, starting with the 11:05 am trip departing from Woods Hole. All of Sankaty’s trips on Saturday and the 5:30 am route on Sunday from Vineyard Haven have been canceled. “[A] crew member called in sick and
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Oceana, a nonprofit ocean conservation organization, announced in an early September press release that Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, a sustainable seafood advisory list, added “more than a dozen fisheries” to its “red list” because they “currently pose risks to the survival of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.” These include American lobster fisheries in
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Just two days after Island representatives called for a federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, a letter signed by 46 United States representatives also calls for a DOJ investigation into the Sept. 14 transport of nearly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken credit for relocating the migrants and
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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission resumed its public hearing on the Meshacket Commons affordable housing project focusing on parking and traffic, as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety on that stretch of Edgartown-West Tisbury Road in Edgartown. Meshacket Commons is an affordable housing project with 36 rental and four homeownership units in Edgartown proposed by Affirmative
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In a joint service Thursday evening, leaders and members from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, West Tisbury’s First Congregational Church, Tisbury’s Unitarian Universalist Church, and Grace Episcopal Church, in Edgartown to reflect on last week’s unexpected arrival of nearly 50 Venezuelan migrants. Among the approximately 50 people gathered Thursday were state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, and
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3:03 pm, September 24, 2022The stars were still bright when participants gathered at Bend in the Road Beach at 5 a.m. Saturday morning for the fifth annual Darkness into Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk.
5:58 am, September 24, 2022A planned 40-unit affordable housing development in Edgartown moved closer to approval Thursday night as the Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed its public hearing on the project.
12:14 pm, September 23, 2022A week after Venezuelan migrants first spent the night at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, over 40 volunteers gathered again Thursday evening. The meeting began with a candle lighting for each migrant who had been sheltered at the church.