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Edgartown pays tribute to Lenny Jason »

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:14:10 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The Edgartown board of selectmen paid tribute to longtime building inspector Lenny Jason, who is set to retire this month, at the board’s meeting Tuesday. Jason was presented with a plaque “in grateful appreciation of your 33 years of outstanding service and dedication.” Jason, who will keep his building inspector... ...

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October ‘Do You Know’ contest winner and answers »

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:01:43 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The winner of the October “Do You Know” contest is Rob Gatchell, who correctly guessed Geraldine Moriarty, on Oct. 4, and again on Oct. 21. Turns out (thank you, sharp readers!) we twice ran photos we’d run before. Blame it on a poorly timed staff vacation… The post October ‘Do You... ...

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DPH authorizes Boston Medflight to carry, transfuse blood »

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:54:47 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

In what Boston Medflight states is a first for any ambulance service in the commonwealth, the Department of Public Health has given the air ambulance provider permission to store, transport, and administer blood. Boston Medflight, a nonprofit that transports from the Vineyard frequently, will roll out its blood... ...

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Red Cat building gets new owners »

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:52:06 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The building that houses the popular Oak Bluffs eatery Red Cat Kitchen — a favorite of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama —  was sold by Thomas G. Ward and Carol L. Hulak to Chilmark resident and Los Angeles record producer Gary Jones, operating as GJ & BP Holdings LLC for $690,000. Oak... ...

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Hard Truths and Creative Vision Add Up to Stunning Theatre »

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:23:06 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Louisa HufstaderRadio storytelling took the stage on Friday and Saturday nights, when performance artist Dan Froot brought his acclaimed show Pang! to the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse as part of the Yard’s offseason programming.

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VTA winter routes try to meet public needs »

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:47:36 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is finalizing its winter routes schedule with the hope it will meet as many needs for Islanders as possible after cuts were made to address a $1 million budget deficit.  The $1 million deficit stems from $700,000 for the new union contract and wage increases for VTA bus drivers... ...

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Legality of Boat Bill is Upheld »

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:29:18 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Vineyard Gazette An opinion entirely favorable to the Islands has been given to Governor Furcolo by Attorney General Edward J. McCormack Jr., relative to the Steamship Authority bill. The measure was returned to the Senate once again on Tuesday and is now back on the governor’s desk for another grace period of five days within which he may sign or veto it. But this is only one of a number of bills which have been shuttled in this manner between the Senate and Governor Furcolo.

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Authority Acquires a Freighter Boat »

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:40:47 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Douglas Cabral The Steamship Authority has purchased the 157-foot diesel-powered motor vessel Auriga for use as a freight carrier. The price was $435,140, “which will be augmented by the cost of modifications for Island service, as well as outfitting and delivery costs.” According to a statement released by the boatline this week, Auriga will be employed primarily in transporting trucks and freight from Woods Hole to Nantucket during the summer schedule.”

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Island Turns out to Stand and March With Vineyard Veterans »

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:10:45 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Will SennottLed by Edgartown police chief Bruce McNamee, the Veterans Day march through downtown Oak Bluffs was filled with the sound of bagpipes playing a traditional song of homage to those who served in America’s armed forces.

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Steamer Nobska Baltimore Bound »

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:48:42 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Vineyard Gazette As the steamer Nobska slipped past the Chops on the ebbing tide late yesterday afternoon, there was none of the celebration that greeted her arrival in these waters just about 50 years ago. Her decks were empty, her boilers cold. When she left Nantucket slip yesterday she didn’t sound one long blast on the steam whistle people hereabouts have come to know as hers just by the sound - she was on the end of a Coastline Towing Company hawser.

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