Monday, April 29, 2013
The alleged "bomb threat" by a Martha's Vineyard-bound motorist arrested in Woods Hole Sunday night may have been a joke. But police weren't laughing and neither are readers: Here's what you're saying about it.
The legal process has just begun for Krzysztof Malz, the 45-year-old man arrested in Woods Hole Sunday night after allegedly making a bomb threat he later said was a joke. But in the court of public opinion, as expressed by Patch readers, Malz has already been judged as what one Barnstable-Hyannis Patch reader called a "Jackass." MV Patch Facebook users also had a few choice words for the accused, who was held without bail after Steamship Authority security workers called police: Do you have something to say about this incident? Tell us in the comments. 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? …
A 45-year-old Connecticut man who allegedly told Steamship Authority workers he had a bomb in his car was arrested last night and held with no bail, according to Falmouth police.
Updated 10:10 a.m.: Falmouth police now say the suspect's name was misspelled in the initial report. His name is Krzysztof Malz. A Connecticut motorist headed for Martha's Vineyard Sunday night wound up in jail on the Cape instead after allegedly telling Steamship Authority workers he had a bomb in his car, according to an announcement released this morning by Falmouth Police Capt. Douglas DeCosta: On Sunday night (April 28) a male subject preparing to board the 9:45 pm Steamship Authority vessel to Martha's Vineyard claimed he had a bomb in his vehicle during a security screening. The vehicle was searched and no bomb was located. The operator was then placed under arrest for the bomb threat. At about 9:30 pm on Sunday, personnel from the …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Steamship Authority crew members go over the side for a training exercise in this exciting photograph by Nathalie Woodruff. Do you have a Martha's VIneyard photo or video to share? Add it to our community gallery.
Friday, March 15, 2013
"Visitors can expect a train leaving South Station on Friday nights and round-trip trains leaving Saturday and Sunday mornings and returning at the end of each day," according to the website for the new CapeFlyer service between Boston and Hyannis.
Memorial Day weekend will see the return of Boston-Cape Cod rail service after more than 20 years, according to an announcement from the Steamship Authority. The new CapeFlyer train, an extension of the MBTA, will make a stop at Buzzards Bay, where Steamship Authority passengers can board a connecting bus to Woods Hole. The final stop is downtown Hyannis, where Hy-Line passengers can catch their boats to the Vineyard (beginning May 4) and Nantucket. According to the website capeflyer.com, the schedule and fares will be posted "soon" for weekend service through Labor Day: "Visitors can expect a train leaving South Station on Friday nights and round-trip trains leaving Saturday and Sunday mornings and returning at the end of each day." …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Steamship Authority has canceled some morning ferry trips as the National Weather Service warns of a "dangerous" high tide this morning. A coastal flood watch and high wind warning remain in effect for Dukes County until tonight.
The National Weather Service has extended its flood and wind warnings for Dukes County though Friday evening, according to an update posted this morning: This morning's high tide is expected to have a greater impact than the high tide Thursday morning and probably a comparable to possibly a little worse impact than the February 9 storm tide. Moderate with areas of major coastal flooding is anticipated for this morning/s high tide. This high tide will be dangerous with scattered damage to vulnerable structures possible. The storm tide will likely be nearly a foot higher than the tide Thursday morning and waves are expected to be 5 to 10 feet higher offshore. Severe beach erosion will continue this morning and some erosion will …
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…
Monday, February 18, 2013
High winds led the Steamship Authority to cancel an early freight boat.
Steamship Authority travel is on a trip-by-trip basis today as high winds continue to buffet the Cape and Islands. The early freight boat was canceled and three Hyannis-to-Nantucket trips were also called off. The National Weather Service has extended its wind advisory for the region until 7 p.m. Monday. Recent stories on Martha's Vineyard Patch: 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.