The fishing vessel Miss Jenna and her captain have had their docking privileges revoked in Menemsha harbor following the grounding of the vessel Thursday night off Lobsterville Beach in an apparent alcohol-related incident.

Asserting its sovereignty, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has taken preliminary steps to build its own public safety facility on tribal land.


Aquinnah police will receive a formal commendation from the town after a quick response to an incident at Philbin Beach last week.


Aquinnah police officer David Murphy received a Meritorious Public Service Award from the U.S. Coast Guard Friday for rescuing a man in Menemsha Pond in October 2016.


The Martha’s Vineyard Law Enforcement Council is considering hosting an entry-level training program this winter and spring.


A federal mediator yesterday waded into the dispute between officials in Aquinnah and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) over the tribe's plans to form its own police force.