Scientists Amp Up Powassan Testing

A team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst say they have come up with a more accurate way to test deer ticks for Powassan, a rare virus that has been found in pockets around the Island.

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Sunrise Wind Approved for Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project

The new offshore wind energy project will bring up to 84 new turbines in an area about 16 miles south of the Vineyard.

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SSA Continues Argument Against Proposed Speed Limits

Steamship general manager Robert Davis went to Washington, D.C. to talk to lawmakers about the proposed right whale protective measures as conservation groups call for a hard implementation deadline.

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New York Ferry Returns for Summer Trips

The four and a half hour trip from East 35th street in Manhattan to Oak Bluffs will resume Memorial Day Weekend and run for eight weekends throughout the summer, the company said Monday. 

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Steamship Cancels Several Ferries Due to High Winds, Crew Shortage

The Island is under a gale warning throughout the day, with the National Weather Service predicting up to seven-foot seas and 40-knot gusts.

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Vineyard Eyes Sister Island After Short-Term Rental Decision

A state Land Court ruling last week involving a Nantucket rental home could set a precedent for how municipalities on the Vineyard handle vacation rentals, Vineyard officials said.

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West Tisbury Police Chief Contract Renewed

West Tisbury renewed police chief Matt Mincone’s contract Wednesday night, extending his role in the town through March 2027. 

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Storm-Ravaged Atlantic Drive to Reopen Next Month

The road along South Beach initially closed in December, when a sinkhole opened up during the first of a trio of storms. A culvert in the area failed during a second storm, causing even further damage. 

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Dukes County Hires New Treasurer

Dukes County hired Juliet Mulinare to be its new treasurer last week as the regional government continues to push for the position to become appointed.

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Appeals Court Sides With VCS Over Aquinnah Land Dispute

Appeals court judges affirmed a Dukes County Superior Court judge’s opinion that Vineyard Conservation Society is the rightful owner of the parcel off Moshup Trail that once belonged to Louisa Devine.

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