Vineyard Trust Executive Director Resigns
Vineyard Trust executive director Funi Burdick has resigned effective immediately, after irregularities were discovered in public funding requests for restoration work at two of its flagship properties.
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Water Taxi Approved, VTA Charger Project Moves Forward
Edgartown selectmen advanced transportation projects both by land and by sea on Monday, including a new down-Island water taxi service.
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Rape Charges Follow Alleged Sexual Assault on SSA Ferry
A Dorchester man is being held in Falmouth on $25,000 cash bail after allegedly sexually assaulting a teenaged traveler on a Steamship Authority vessel as it made passage from Martha’s Vineyard to Woods Hole Monday afternoon.
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SSA Still Hobbled After Ransomware Attack
The boat line continued an inch-by-inch process of manually piecing operations back together following the attack last week that shut down its website.
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Town Halls Reopen, With Safety Measures in Place
Shuttered for nearly 15 months, Island town halls are once again swinging their doors open to the public and mulling a return to in-person public meetings.
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Town Stalls Funding for Whaling Church Restoration
Public funding for a project to repaint and restore the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown is on hold after the discovery that a work estimate from the Vineyard Trust had been altered.
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Mobile Vaccine Bus Returns Saturday, Pop-Up Clinics Scheduled
Island health officials are ramping up their vaccination efforts, with the Covid-19 mobile vaccine bus making a return to the Island this weekend and separate pop-up clinics scheduled at two more rural locations on the Island.
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Ransomware Attack Cripples SSA IT Systems
The Steamship Authority was hit with a debilitating ransomware attack early Wednesday that reverberated across operations, crashing the website, halting vehicle reservations and crippling internal communication systems.
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Edgartown Massage Therapist Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault
Sebastian M. Pattavina, former owner of The Mod Spa, has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail following a series of sexual assault charges.
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Memorial Day Washout Brings Wind, Rain With Crowds
After 15 pandemic-clouded months, the skies refused to part for a hotly-anticipated Memorial Day reopening weekend, which quickly turned into a washout.
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