Maia Coleman
Two young boys were rescued after their inflatable raft drifted offshore near the big bridge on Beach Road Monday, prompting a flurry of response from public safety officials.
Oak Bluffs Fire Department
Big Bridge


A 2021 Chevy truck went up in flames between the roundabout and Goodale Construction Company shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday.

Edgartown and Oak Bluffs fire rescue teams responded to an out-of-control boat off State Beach Friday after the operator, a shellfisherman, suffered a medical emergency.

About 40 people slept overnight on cots at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport this weekend after a pair of late flights were canceled. The makeshift shelter was coordinated by several Island officials.

No one was hurt after a Jeep caught fire on Sea View avenue in Oak Bluffs Sunday.

Fire crews determined the broken water heater at the Summercamp Hotel had caused some smoldering fire Saturday.

At about 6 p.m., passersby may see fire trucks and a ladder truck extending to the roof of the hospital.