Fishing Vessel Lands in Hot Water

The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an Edgartown-based fishing vessel on Tuesday after multiple safety violations were discovered.

According to Coast Guard officials, the 40-foot fishing vessel Sea Raven did not have enough safety gear required to operate the vessel outside a three-nautical-mile line bordering federal waters. The violations included insufficient immersion suits and an unserviceable life ring.

At the time the Sea Raven was boarded, it was located four miles east of Cape Pogue.

No More Talking Turkeys at Land Bank, Please

Attention, turkey shoppers: There is no meat aisle at the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission.

The land bank has been turning down requests for Good Farm turkeys this week due to an incorrectly listed number in Edible Vineyard’s pull-out farm map. The Island-raised turkeys are available for purchase at Cronig’s Market or by calling 714-785-0112.

Off-Island, On Camera, Headed for Herald Square

Next Thursday is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in New York city. For the majority of us this mean a little couch time watching the floats roll by and the participants perform. But for Alley Ellis, an eighth grader at the Edgartown School, it means kicking it, literally, on national television.

High School Debuts New Musical

After months of hard work, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has unveiled its latest production. Chess: The Musical runs through Sunday, Nov. 20.

Calling All Tweens: Twilight Debuts on Island

Twilight is upon us.

The latest movie in the wildly popular vampire series, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, makes its much-awaited debut tonight. Eager fans have camped out throughout the country in anticipation of its release. Now, the Oak Bluffs library is getting in on the action too.

Cup Talk

Cup Talk

There are no bookmakers for this game whose storied rivalry goes back for more than six decades, and while we’ve got plenty of swagger in our walk this week, we can be big about it and admit that the odds are stacked against us.

The Vineyard team (Our Team) is four and six going into the Big Game while Nantucket (you know, that other island?) team is nine and one.

Sky Show Tonight

Vineyard stargazers, prepare to stay up late. The annual Leonid meteor shower is scheduled to reach its peak tonight, Thursday, Nov. 17, according to astronomers.

Like the better-known August Perseid meteor shower, the Leonid meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through a trail of debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle. Many of the particle clouds burn up in the atmosphere, creating fleeting shooting stars of meteors.

Construction To Begin on Bourne Bridge

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 17, the Bourne Bridge will be reduced to one-lane traffic for ongoing steel repairs.

Traffic delays will be likely during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day, according to the Corps of Engineers. Traffic control will be in place for the duration of the repairs.

The Bourne Bridge will be fully open to two lanes of traffic in each direction during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Wednesday, Nov. 23 at noon through Monday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m.

Drawbridge Temporarily Closed

The Lagoon Pond drawbridge will be closed to traffic Tuesday evening while the Massachusetts Department of Transportation conducts a series of tests. Drivers are being asked to seek alternative routes between the hours of 9 p.m Tuesday, Nov. 15 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Signs indicated detour routes will be posted near the entrances to the bridge.

Flu Clinic at the YMCA

Did you miss the Veterans Day all-Island flu clinic? Here’s your second chance.

The YMCA is hosting a flu clinic on Monday, Nov. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $24.99. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. More details are available by calling 508-696-7171.

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