News Archives - The Martha's Vineyard Times (2024)

Island Queen breaks down

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The Island Queen, a private passenger ferry service that runs a seasonal route between Falmouth and Oak Bluffs, has canceled its remaining afternoon and evening Tuesday trips due to mechanical issues.The Island Queen’s announcement...

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SSA dockworker injured on the job

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A Steamship Authority (SSA) dockworker was sent to the hospital after being hit in the jaw by a winch handle.According to a witness account and the Steamship, the injury took place Saturday as the...

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Sharks game raises thousands for local veterans

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In a display of community spirit and generosity, an M.V. Sharks baseball game last week turned into a fundraising event that helped raise over $8,000 for local veterans.Organized by Bob Tankard, veterans outreach coordinator...

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Vineyard nurses vote to unionize

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Thirty-one ambulatory nurses at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital are now part of the state’s largest union of registered nurses and health professionals.Massachusetts Nurses Association, or MNA, represents more than 23,000 members in 85 healthcare facilities...

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Ravizza held in Plymouth jail on stabbing charges

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State hospital staff have found that Jared Ravizza, who is facing charges of murder connected to a Connecticut homicide, is mentally competent, according to his defense attorney.After a nearly six-week stint at Bridgewater State...

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Mechanical issue and bad weather cap holiday weekend

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After a long Fourth of July weekend, many visitors to the Island found that their way back to the mainland wasn’t easy.Mechanical issues on a Steamship Authority vessel and a persistent fog meant that...

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Moderate heat warning issued for the Vineyard

News Julia Goujiamanis - 9

Temperatures are expected to rise, as are humidity levels, over the next week across the state, prompting the Massachusetts Bureau of Climate and Environmental Health to issue an extreme heat alert.While temperatures will be...

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Judith Belushi Pisano dies at 73

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Updated 10:52 pmJudith Belushi Pisano, the wife of comedian and musician John Belushi, passed away on Friday night at 73 years of age after a long battle with cancer.Pisano was an actress and producer...

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Behind the wheel and the grill in Aquinnah

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Aquinnah locals inflated Uncle Sam; festooned the old Chevy in red, white, and blue; and followed fire trucks to the Cliffs on the Fourth of July.The Vineyard’s smallest town held its 23rd annual holiday...

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Edgartown celebrates Independence Day

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The sounds of bagpipes and drums filled the streets of Edgartown as the Fourth of July parade marched down Main Street, past the lighthouse, and back toward the Edgartown School on Thursday.The parade is...

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Embracing Frederick Douglass on the Fourth

News Julia Goujiamanis - 2

About 100 Islanders and visitors came together this Fourth of July around the Tabernacle for the 20th anniversary of the reading of Frederick Douglass speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July.”The...

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Island naturalist, educator dies

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Augustus “Gus” Donald Ben David died peacefully at home on July 4, 2024, attended by his loving family. To Vineyarders, he was our foremost educator and advocate for all things wild, but to experts...

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Behind the scenes of the Edgartown fireworks

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Stacked high and wide in the back of a midsize Budget truck were boxes labeled “explosive.” Early Thursday morning, six men carefully worked in an assembly line to transfer the boxes from the vehicle...

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Local congressional rep favors speed-zone exemption

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U.S. Representative Bill Keating, representative for the Islands, favors an exemption for some local waters from speed restrictions proposed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intended to protect North Atlantic right whales.Keating...

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An outburst over a croissant shop in Chilmark

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A Vineyard farmer stormed out of a recent public hearing, swearing at local officials, as members of the Chilmark select board gave their approval for a croissant shop to open in Menemsha.The contentious topic...

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The Fourth has arrived

News Hayley Duffy - 0

Cars crammed onto the Steamship Authority freight deck carry license plates from Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and all corners of America. Amid the parade of passengers arriving on the Island Tuesday,...

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Over $120,000 raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters

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The Blooming Bids for Kids annual fundraiser to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization raised a record-breaking $120,000 at the event on Friday, June 14.The sold-out crowd of more than 220 supporters, participants,...

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County communications director retires after 27 years

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The woman on the other end of the phone line when Islanders dial 911 — the “voice of calm” — is retiring after nearly three decades.The Dukes County Sheriff’s Office celebrated the retirement of...

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Creative Living Award open for nominations

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The Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation is now inviting nominations for the 2024 Creative Living Award, honoring Vineyarders who exemplify community member Ruth J. Bogan’s courage, intelligence, and love for the Island.Ruth J. Bogan was...

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Community Services dedicates childcare center

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On June 26, M.V. Community Services announced the dedication of its Early Childhood Center as the Paul and Sandra Pimentel Early Childhood Center.Sandra Pimentel, a nurse, and the late Paul Pimentel, an engineer, each...

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