Island Seats Filled on SSA Port Council
Louisa Hufstader
One month after both Vineyard representatives to the Steamship Authority port council said they would step down, the two port towns named new members to the advisory body.
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Thanksgiving Travel Saw More Coming than Going on the Vineyard
Noah Asimow
The 2020 Thanksgiving holiday saw a reversal in travel habits to and from the Vineyard, with a higher proportion of off-Islanders coming, while an even higher percentage of Islanders decided to stay put.
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Still Busy, But Thanksgiving Travel Patterns Shift This Year
Noah Asimow
Thanksgiving week is shaping up to be a busy one on the Vineyard, as visitors appear to be coming early and staying longer, advance booking data from the SSA shows.
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Island Home Sidelined Briefly by Mechanical Issues
The ferry Island Home went out of service due to mechanical issues on Thursday morning.
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SSA Governors Adopt Rate Hikes; No Joy in Mudville
Noah Asimow
With a collective sigh, Steamship Authority governors unanimously approved a set of sweeping, across-the-board rate hikes, inking steep increases at their meeting Tuesday.
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SSA Set to Approve Rate Hikes Tuesday
Noah Asimow
Steamship Authority governors are scheduled to vote on a set of sweeping rate hikes at their meeting Tuesday — the second substantial rate hike in as many years for the ferry line.
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SSA: Island Home Worker Tests Positive
A Steamship Authority employee assigned to the ferry Island Home has tested positive for Covid-19, the boat line announced Sunday.
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Surprise Announcements Open Both Vineyard Seats on SSA Port Council
Louisa Hufstader
Both of the longtime Martha’s Vineyard representatives on the Steamship Authority Port Council announced Tuesday morning they will not seek reappointment for another term.
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SSA Plans Public Info Sessions on Budget
Steamship Authority riders will have their chance to question boat line managers on the proposed budget and fare hikes.
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SSA Trims Its Deficit; Stiff Rate Hikes Loom
Noah Asimow
Calling it a “bitter pill” to swallow, Steamship Authority governors said Tuesday they would back an operating budget for the coming year that will include across-the board rate hikes.
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