Hockey Teams Fall in Second Round Playoffs

The boys and girls high school hockey teams had their playoff runs cut down this weekend, with the girls team losing 3-0 to Algonquin on Saturday and the boys losing 6-3 to Ashland on Sunday. 

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Boys Basketball Beats Lynnfield in First Playoff Game

The Martha’s Vineyard boys basketball team took home a win in the second round of playoffs Saturday, beating out Lynnfield 63-47. 

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5:30 a.m. Boat on Hold During Vineyard Haven Terminal Work

Maintenance work at the Island terminal is scheduled to start on Wednesday, meaning the Sankaty ferry that normally makes the first departure from the Island will be berthed in Woods Hole instead of Vineyard Haven. 

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Pet Care Options Grow Slim

Island veterinarian Constance Breese is closing her practice as Animal Health Care Associates fights to retain its lease at the airport.

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Cuttyhunkers Want Ferry to Stay Put

MassDevelopment, a quasi-public agency focused on stimulating economic growth in the state, put out a request for proposals for the different parcels on the New Bedford state pier, including the spot used by the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company.

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New Courtesy Dock Planned for Oak Bluffs Harbor

The select board voted Tuesday to allow the harbor and shellfish departments to move forward with a plan to install a new dock near Our Market, replacing a pair of slips that sit there now.

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Oak Bluffs Pans New Intersection Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation sent a proposed design to add new curbs and crosswalks at the intersection of Lake and Seaview avenues, a bustling spot near the town police station, a bus stop and where vehicles start to line up for the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority terminal. 

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Vineyard Wind Starts Delivering Steady Power

Five offshore wind turbines in the waters south of the Vineyard are now sending 68 megawatts of power to the regional grid, the first time such a project has ever delivered a consistent flow of electricity in Massachusetts. 

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Ponds Bear the Saltwater Brunt of Storms

The storms have rung alarm bells about potential environmental hazards, both from the continual undermining of the south shore’s barrier beaches that protect these ponds and from the longer-term effects of more salt water breaching the fresh water environment.

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Opening Day Goes Smoothly for SSA

The ferry line booked more than 25,000 vehicle reservations Wednesday and did not run into any of the technical issues that have plagued opening day for the general public in the past.

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