Bomb Threat on Ferry Proves to be False Alarm
Steve Myrick

A Steamship Authority ferry from Vineyard Haven was delayed briefly Thursday afternoon as authorities investigated a bomb threat. No explosives or devices were found.

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Steamship Authority Sends Architects Back to the Drawing Board
Louisa Hufstader

After some 400 people signed a petition protesting the design for a new ticket building in Woods Hole, the SSA asked architects to try again.

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Independent Report on SSA Is Delayed
Julia Wells

Steamship Authority governors meet Wednesday with a full agenda, but a report from independent consultants has been delayed for a month.

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All Aboard for Bridget Tobin Retirement Party
Landry Harlan
Lines and standby lines formed on Tuesday morning as well-wishers headed to the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority terminal to wish Bridget Tobin well on her retirement after 44 years.
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MVC, SSA Open Talks About Ferry Traffic
Noah Asimow

Amid heightened concern from Island residents about summer vehicle congestion, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission hosted a wide-ranging discussion with Steamship Authority leaders late last week.

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Woods Hole Terminal Plan Draws Fire on Both Sides of the Sound
Louisa Hufstader

Plans for a two-story ticket office and a fully operational third slip at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole terminal face rising opposition, both in Woods Hole and on Martha’s Vineyard.

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SSA Rate Hikes Pass Before Islanders Can Object
Louisa Hufstader

Martha’s Vineyard residents who wanted to talk about the Steamship Authority’s latest fare hikes at the boat line’s monthly meeting Tuesday were required to wait.

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SSA Throws Retirement Party for Bridget Tobin
Bridget Tobin recently announced her retirement, and on Tuesday, Oct. 23 there will be a party at the Oak Bluffs terminal in her honor, from 9 a.m. to noon.
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SSA Meets on Martha's Vineyard Tuesday
Julia Wells

Steamship Authority governors hold their monthly meeting on the Vineyard this week with a full agenda, including an update on an independent review of operations that began this past summer. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school Performing Arts Center.

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Chilly Reception for Steamship Authority Terminal Design
Louisa Hufstader
The Steamship Authority held an open house in Vineyard Haven Wednesday to share plans for a sweeping redesign of the Woods Hole ferry terminal.
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