Friday, May 17, 2013
There's a virtual Vineyard on Facebook with lively, engaging and photo-filled posts from local businesses and groups. Here are some MV Patch favorites and recommendations from readers.
Since we first published this article March 28, I've found a whole crop of new Vineyard-related Facebook pages to follow. Here are just a few. Please share your own Facebook favorites in the comments section below! Heather Gardens Greenhouses and Nursery has a sassy, wry Facebook presence that has me looking forward to new posts, especially because they usually come with luscious photographs of plants and gardens. Sample updates: Vineyard Grocer and Tisbury Farm Market share a lively Facebook page maintained by TFM manager Steve Harris, with daily specials and nutrition tips. WCAI-FM in Woods Hole posts enough items of Island interest, including links to program archives and alerts to upcoming shows, that I'm always interested in the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Starting May 24, you can ride a bus from Boston to the Seastreak landing in New Bedford and then take the fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard.
It's been years since the Seastreak fast ferry service departed from Boston, but soon passengers will once again be able to buy a ticket in the Hub for a trip to Martha's Vineyard aboard the high-speed catamaran. Updated ticket information: Round-trip fares are $68 for adults and $40 for children 2-12. One-way fares are $38 for adults, $22 for children. The new service is good news for Vineyard travelers, as long as they don't expect to actually board the boat in Boston. According to the ferry service website, Our travel affiliate Tremblay Bus Company will provide you with safe, comfortable & professional service from South Station in Boston to Seastreak’s New Bedford ferry terminal. From there you will board our state of the art high …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The M/V Sankaty's 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. trips are off, according to the Steamship Authority
Due to weather conditions, two afternoon freight trips have been canceled today, according to the Steamship Authority: Three Nantucket-Hyannis trips have also been canceled today. For information and updates, see the Steamship Authority website at steamshipauthority.com Click "Keep me posted" for email notification when we publish updates on this storm. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Cancellations, road closures and other storm-related information: As news becomes available, we post it here. Add your observations in the comments section and feel free to share photos and videos from this ocean storm.
Updated 1:15 p.m. - The Chappy Ferry is running and according to a Facebook update, "Ferry co-owner Peter Wells does NOT anticipate having to shut down again at the time of the evening high tide." As expected, Beach Road has been closed between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. The Steamship Authority reports on its website that all Martha's Vineyard-Woods Hole trips are operating as scheduled. Updated 8:45 a.m. - The Steamship Authority has canceled the following freight trips this morning: M/V SANKATY 8:30AM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V SANKATY 9:45AM Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole Updated 7:30 a.m. with this status update from Chappy Ferry on Facebook: Because of flooding around the slips, the Chappy ferry has stopped running -- except for …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The ferry Nantucket is expected to return to service tonight at 8 p.m., according to the Steamship Authority.
Friday, February 22
A travel advisory from the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority: The M/V Nantucket is out of service due to repairs requiring the vessel to be dry docked. The freight vessel M/V Sankaty will be replacing the M/V Nantucket for its scheduled trips until Friday February 22 at 8:00pm. During this time period there will be limited passenger capacity and amenities on these trips. The M/V Nantucket is scheduled to resume service on Friday, February 22 at 8:00pm. You may also be interested in: Stay Patched in: Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The freight boat is taking over scheduled trips for the M/V Nantucket through Friday at the earliest, according to the Steamship Authority. The 10:45 a.m. trips from Vineyard Haven on Thursday and Friday will be freight only.
Wednesday, February 20
The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority issued the following announcement at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: The M/V Nantucket will be out of service due to repairs requiring the vessel to be dry docked through at least Friday. The freight vessel M/V Sankaty will be replacing the M/V Nantucket for its scheduled trips starting on Wednesday February 20th at 2:45pm. There will be limited passenger capacity and amenities on these trips. As a result of the vessel switch, the 10:45am Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole trips for Thursday February 21st and Friday February 22nd will be designated as “Hazardous” trips and will not be available for vehicle or walk on passengers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Steamship Authority has never required children over 5 to be chaperoned aboard its ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, but that may be changing with the introduction of a new policy.
The general manager of the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has asked its board of directors to consider adopting a policy that would raise the minimum age at which children may ride the ferries unaccompanied. According to the minutes from the board's Feb. 12 meeting, Currently the SSA requires only that children under five years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their care and conduct during the passage, and many other ferry operators and transportation providers have policies that require all children under the age of 12 or 13 to be accompanied by an adult. Although management feels that the SSA should establish a similar minimum age, the Board agreed to first solicit feedback…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The snow is expected to diminish in intensity this afternoon, but forecasters say winds will remain strong and gusty tonight in southeastern Massachusetts as a winter storm moves through the region.
The winter storm warning issued for today by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 7 p.m., while the high wind warning is in effect until at least 10 p.m., according to updates from the NWS. Forecasters say the snow should taper off this afternoon but that the wind warning could be extended further and that the combination of wet snow and gusty winds could produce power outages. At midday Sunday, Dukes County Emergency Management director Chuck Cotnoir told Patch via email that NStar reported no outages on Martha's Vineyard. Verizon telephone landlines, Verizon and AT&T cell service and Comcast internet and television service were all still operational on the Island, Cotnoir said. Click here for a frequently-updated list of…
Monday, February 11, 2013
This afternoon, the Edgartown Board of Selectmen reviews two proposed seasonal package stores, gets updated by the Harbormaster about the Falmouth Ferry agreement and hears from the shellfish warden about a change in commercial scallop limits.
Agenda for the Feb. 11, 2013 meeting of the Edgartown Board of Selectmen: 4:00 PM Public Hearing – Vintage MV LLC seasonal all alcohol package goods store. 4:05 PM Public Hearing – 65 Main LLC seasonal all alcohol package goods store. 4:10 PM Charlie Blair, Harbormaster – Falmouth Ferry Agreement. 4:15 PM Paul Bagnall, Shellfish Warden – Commercial Scallop limit change. * Medical Marijuana Articles for Town Meeting. * New Business & Old Business. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the Fred B. Morgan Jr. Meeting Room, Town Hall, 70 Main Street, Edgartown. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Ferry service to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket is expected to resume Sunday morning, according to the Steamship Authority.
The Steamship AUthority issued the following bulletin by email and on its website at 7:57 p.m. Saturday: Based on the latest forecast, the Steamship Authority expects service to resume on Sunday for Martha's Vineyard at 6:00am and at 9:15am for Nantucket. The Steamship Authority advises its customers to check the Authority’s website for further updates. Our web site is at http://www.steamshipauthority.com Current Conditions may be viewed at http://www.steamshipauthority.com/ssa/OpsInfo.cfm Source: Steamship Authority Related coverage: Stay Patched in this winter! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a …