Steamship Authority Plans Rate Hikes in 2020
Louisa Hufstader

The Steamship Authority aired a preliminary plan this week to raise rates in 2020 to cover increased expenses resulting from last year’s comprehensive review of operations by outside consultants.

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Woods Hole Residents Sound Off on Early Morning Freight Boats
Louisa Hufstader
Vineyarders say early morning freight boat is essential; Woods Hole residents say their quality of life is damaged due to the noise.
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Vineyard, Falmouth Take Sides Over Early Freight Boats
Louisa Hufstader

A petition from Falmouth residents has forced the SSA to schedule a public hearing Monday afternoon on its proposed 2020 operating schedule.

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Labor Day Exodus Signals End of Summer on Martha's Vineyard
Holly Pretsky

Ferries to the mainland were full on Monday as vacationers bid the season a bittersweet farewell. The annual Labor Day exodus signaled the end of one season and the start of another.

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SSA Names New Director of Shoreside Operations
Alison A. Fletcher has been named the new director of shoreside operations at the Steamship Authority, the boat line announced this week.
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Passenger Ferries to Martha's Vineyard See Spike in Traffic
Louisa Hufstader

Foot traffic to Martha’s Vineyard is well up on passenger ferries this summer, early numbers released this week by the Steamship Authority show.

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Oak Bluffs Wharf is Kindled into Destructive Fire
Joseph Chase Allen
A spectacular blaze, the cause of which is not definitely determined, destroyed the freight she and outer end of the Oak Bluffs steamboat wharf late Wednesday afternoon, involving a loss of property owned by Vincent’s Fish Market, on the dock property, the value of which was set at $30,000 and a loss to the Steamship Authority, covered by insurance, not yet even approximated. The fish market equipment was uninsured, according to David Vincent, the proprietor.
 
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Steamship Authority Picks High Bidder for Management Systems
Louisa Hufstader

SSA governors came to Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday for a day at the Tisbury EMS building. The monthly meeting of the boat line governors was followed by an afternoon workshop on how to rewrite the SSA’s mission statement.

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SSA Holds Two Meetings on Island Today
Julia Wells

Steamship Authority governors will host a full day of meetings on the Vineyard today, beginning with a business meeting this morning and ending with a two-hour public comment session this afternoon. Both will be held in the Tisbury emergency services building.

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SSA Names New Treasurer, Promoting From Within
Louisa Hufstader

The Steamship Authority has hired from within to fill one of its most critical vacancies. Mark Rozum, a 23-year boat line veteran, takes over as treasurer-comptroller July 1.

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