Vineyard Haven harbor

Plan to Hike Mooring Fees in Tisbury Sparks Lively Discussion

A request from Tisbury harbor master John Crocker to increase mooring permit fees three times over the coming five years led to a lively discussion Tuesday.

Vineyard Haven's Vital Working Waterfront

The only unimpeded, half-mile expanse of year-round working waterfront on the Island stretches from the Steamship Authority wharf to R.M. Packer Co.

In Mysterious Incident, Harbor Master Boat Sinks in Its Slip

The Vineyard Haven harbor patrol boat sank in its slip Wednesday night, harbor master John Crocker confirmed. “It was tied up just as we left it yesterday evening, and when I came in this morning it had sunk,” he told the Gazette by phone Thursday.

Old Film Shows Vineyard Haven Harbor in Colorful Glory

Film footage of Vineyard Haven shot in 1933 is not only some of the earliest film shot in color on Martha’s Vineyard, but also some of the earliest color movies shot anywhere.

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District

A group of about 30 people and two dogs gathered Wednesday morning to celebrate a new sign marking Vineyard Haven Harbor as a cultural district.

Small Diesel Spill in SSA Parking Lot Quickly Contained

Tisbury police and fire officials closed a section of the Steamship Authority parking lot following a small diesel fuel spill Wednesday morning. Fire chief John Schilling said he received a call from the Steamship Authority at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday alerting him that a truck had spilled fuel.

Tisbury Appoints New Emergency Services Director

Tisbury police Lieut. Eerik Meisner was appointed as new town emergency services director this week. His recommendation to the post came from town fire chief John Schilling.

Tisbury Selectmen Reject Bid to Bring Fox Ferries Into Harbor

Tisbury Selectmen Reject Bid to Bring Fox Ferries Into Harbor

BY JOSHUA SABATINI

Fox Navigation, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut, wants to resume high-speed ferry service to Vineyard Haven harbor next season, but Tisbury selectmen denied the company a harbor use permit at a public hearing Tuesday night.

Tisbury Voters Back Strict Harbor Regulations; Call for the Removal of Library Columns

It took 18 drafts, hundreds of hours of meetings and more than a year’s planning, but Tuesday night at the special town meeting, Tisbury residents voted into bylaw the first ever district of critical planning concern (DCPC) for Vineyard Haven harbor.

Commission Votes to Adopt Tisbury Harbor Regulations

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted unanimously last week to accept a set of regulations for a new district of critical planning concern (DCPC) aimed at protecting the historic and environmental integrity of the Vineyard Haven harbor.

The special planning district is the first of its kind for a town harbor.

If the regulations are approved by voters at a special town meeting in October, they will become part of the town zoning bylaws. The regulations saw enthusiastic support from the public at a hearing last week.

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