SSA to Review Architects' Fees
On Tuesday, the Steamship Authority governing board plans to review the accounting of fees from the architectural firm designing the Woods Hole terminal building.
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Nantucket SSA Employees Test Positive for Covid
Two employees at the Steamship Authority's Nantucket terminal have tested positive for Covid-19, the boat line reports.
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SSA Audit Shows Financial House In Order
Louisa Hufstader
The annual financial audit for the Steamship Authority turned up no irregularities and showed the boat line has been on solid financial footing.
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State Bailout for SSA Deficit Becomes Law
Noah Asimow

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a supplemental FY2020 budget into law on Friday, officially shifting the burden for this year’s projected Steamship Authority deficit from the five port communities onto the state.

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Steamship Authority Projects $25 Million Deficit
Louisa Hufstader
Based on figures for the first half of 2020, the Steamship Authority is projecting a $25 to $26 million operating deficit for the year, general manager Robert Davis said told the board of governors at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
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SSA Tax Relief Amendment Clears State Legislature
Noah Asimow
A bill that would temporarily exempt the Steamship Authority’s five port towns from covering any year-end financial deficit now awaits a final signature from Gov. Charlie Baker.
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SSA Tightens Its Policies on Face Coverings
Noah Asimow
After experiencing issues of non-compliance, the Steamship Authority said it was tightening up its own ship with regard to mask-wearing on Wednesday.
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Senate Amendment Was Months in the Making
Noah Asimow
As of Thursday morning last week, financial projections for the Steamship Authority included a potential tax assessment for the six Island towns upwards of $7 million. Then the picture changed.
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Senate Bill Would Relieve Port Towns From Paying SSA Deficit
Noah Asimow
The budget amendment would exempting all port towns from having to cover a Steamship Authority pandemic-related budget shortfall.
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Oak Bluffs Terminal Sees Busy Opening Day
Noah Asimow
On a sun-splashed day with calm seas, the M/V Nantucket sailed into the newly-repaired wharf, the first SSA vessel of the summer season in Oak Bluffs waters Wednesday. It was also a day for delays.
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