Ponds Bear the Saltwater Brunt of Storms

The storms have rung alarm bells about potential environmental hazards, both from the continual undermining of the south shore’s barrier beaches that protect these ponds and from the longer-term effects of more salt water breaching the fresh water environment.

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Opening Day Goes Smoothly for SSA

The ferry line booked more than 25,000 vehicle reservations Wednesday and did not run into any of the technical issues that have plagued opening day for the general public in the past.

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Storm Blankets Island in Heavy, Wet Snow

About 9 inches of snow fell in parts of the Island yesterday, matching the National Weather Service's prediction of 4 and 9 inches of snow, before tapering off in the evening.

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Winter Storm Could Bring More than Six Inches of Snow Tuesday

The National Weather Service Monday issued a winter storm warning for the Island and much of eastern Massachusetts, prompting the Vineyard public schools and the charter school to cancel classes Tuesday. 

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Judge Dismisses Aquinnah Ethics Appeal

In a Feb. 5 decision, Judge Mark Hallal dismissed Gary Haley’s attempt to push back on charges that he broke the state’s ethics law when he approved payments for himself for work he had done at Aquinnah Circle. 

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Hospital Patient Assaults Staff, Civilian

A combative patient that was brought to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Friday assaulted multiple people and caused minor property damage, according to police and hospital officials. 

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SSA Looks to the Vineyard After Nantucket Opening Day

Opening day for summer ferry reservations on the Vineyard route are Wednesday, Feb. 14, beginning at 8 a.m. The Steamship Authority booked about 7,800 transactions on the Nantucket route during its opening day last week.

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Island Bakery Sued Over Wage Dispute

Orange Peel Bakery owner Juli Vanderhoop says she intends to resolve the employees' complaints.

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SSA Audit Prompts Cybersecurity Training Changes

The Steamship Authority is tightening its cybersecurity training program and policies around free ferry rides for employees and their families after a recent audit of the ferry line.

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Falmouth Bank Robber Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Petar Petyoshin, who was arrested in May for stealing more than $21,000 from the Davis Straits Rockland Trust, was also given five years of supervised release by U.S. District Court judge Angel Kelly at his sentencing Monday. 

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