• Martha's Vineyard February 6, 2024 8:33 pm

    Death of endangered right whale found off Martha's Vineyard highlights troubling trend

    Scientists say a North Atlantic right whale that was found dead in the surf off Martha’s Vineyard last week suffered from chronic entanglement. NBC10 Boston is examining the efforts to save the critically endangered animals and their special significance to native people in Massachusetts. “Whales in general, we consider them our relatives,” said Bettina Washington, the tribal historic preservation...

  • Martha's Vineyard February 2, 2024 1:57 pm

    Whale found dead off Martha's Vineyard was 3, had rope in tail, scientists say

    The North Atlantic right whale found dead this past weekend off Martha’s Vineyard was a 3-year-old female, scientists at the New England Aquarium confirmed Friday. The deceased female was found entangled in a rope near Joseph Sylvia State Beach in Edgartown on Sunday, according to NOAA Fisheries. The rope was entangled around and embedded in her tail, the aquarium...

  • Martha's Vineyard January 30, 2024 10:50 am

    North Atlantic right whale found dead near Martha's Vineyard, NOAA says

    A female North Atlantic right whale was found dead this weekend near Martha’s Vineyard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries said Monday. The whale was found dead and entangled in a rope near Joseph Sylvia State Beach in Edgartown on Sunday, according to NOAA Fisheries. The deceased female is estimated to be a juvenile because of her size,...

  • Martha's Vineyard November 20, 2023 11:17 pm

    Fugitive convicted of child rape in Brazil arrested on Martha's Vineyard, ICE says

    A man who was found guilty of raping a 5-year-old in Brazil was arrested last week on Martha’s Vineyard, according to federal authorities. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday that a 37-year-old Brazilian national was arrested Nov. 15 at his home in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. A press release on ICE’s website did not name the suspect, who is...

  • Massachusetts October 3, 2023 11:05 am

    Cancellation of 2nd big Mass. wind energy contract approved

    With legal deadlines looming on the path to more clean energy, Massachusetts has now lost three-quarters of the offshore wind capacity once in its pipeline after regulators on Friday allowed another developer to back out of contracts for a major installation. The Department of Public Utilities approved SouthCoast Wind’s proposal to pay utility companies a combined $60 million and terminate…

  • hurricane lee September 15, 2023 12:06 am

    Tropical storm warnings in place along much of New England's coast as Hurricane Lee nears

    All eyes will be on Hurricane Lee as it moves north between Bermuda and the Outer Banks of North Carolina the rest of Thursday and Friday. A tropical storm warning had already been in place on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Thursday afternoon, that warning was extended along the coast, from the Massachusetts-Rhode Island state line to the...

  • hurricane lee September 14, 2023 1:36 pm

    Will Hurricane Lee hit New England? Tropical storm warning issued for Cape, Islands

    Hurricane Lee leads our weather headlines, despite the fact that we are finally enjoying a sunny and calm afternoon after a toll of rainy days and severe weather. A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday morning for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. A hurricane watch is in effect from Stonington, Maine, to the Canadian border, where hurricane conditions, heavy...

  • Massachusetts August 30, 2023 1:08 pm

    2nd wind developer moves to terminate its contracts off Martha's Vineyard

    Another offshore wind developer took a major step Tuesday toward scrapping its initial plans for an installation in waters off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. SouthCoast Wind, whose pair of successful bids represented a combined 1,200 megawatts of anticipated offshore wind power, agreed to pay utility companies $60 million to terminate contracts the parties previously struck for the clean energy….

  • whales August 17, 2023 4:04 pm

    Here's the story behind this whale dance off the coast of Mass.

    A team of New England Aquarium researchers caught a series of beautiful photos of whales swimming in sync off the coast of Massachusetts this week.

  • Kamala Harris August 12, 2023 8:20 pm

    Vice President Harris visits Martha's Vineyard for fundraisers

    Vice President Kamala Harris was on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday for two Democratic fundraisers ahead of the 2024 election. She spoke at a small reception at a home, then at a larger event at a high school in Oak Bluffs called, “A Grassroots Reception with Vice President Kamala Harris,” according to an invitation from the chair of the Massachusetts Democratic…

  • green energy August 3, 2023 12:31 pm

    Vineyard's $4B offshore wind farm set to start generating green energy in Oct.

    The first clean wind power generated by the Vineyard Wind 1 project is expected to flow onto the regional grid by mid-October and the first-in-the-nation offshore wind project should be fully operational by this time next year, project officials said Wednesday during a boat tour of the construction. Project developers have maintained for years that the $4 billion project they…

  • Immigration July 31, 2023 12:12 pm

    DA for Martha's Vineyard asks feds for help investigating migrant flights

    Days after announcing an investigation into Florida’s decision to send flights filled with migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last year, a Massachusetts district attorney sent a letter to the U.S. attorney general formally requesting assistance and backing a federal probe of what happened. Two planes filled with undocumented immigrants landed on Martha’s Vineyard last September, leaving the island scrambling to...

  • Martha's Vineyard July 24, 2023 11:35 am

    Search for missing paddleboarder on Martha's Vineyard

    A search was on for a man last seen struggling to stay afloat after going into Edgartown Great Pond from his paddleboard Sunday.

  • beaches July 12, 2023 9:28 am

    Swimmers beware: Portuguese man-of-wars washing up on New England beaches

    Last week, Portuguese man-of-wars were reported on south-facing beaches on Martha’s Vineyard, and on Tuesday, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management reported that the creatures were spotted on three state beaches this week. There were also reports of man-of-wars washing up on at least one Cape Cod beach this week.

  • U.S. Coast Guard July 5, 2023 2:07 pm

    Kayak adrift off Martha's Vineyard sparks search for owner

    A kayak found drifting off Martha’s Vineyard sparked a search for its owner on Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The agency shared an image of a green kayak with a fishing pole and white paddle that was spotted near the Gay Head Lighthouse at the western tip of the island. The Coast Guard was working with the Menemsha...

  • Martha's Vineyard May 1, 2023 5:35 pm

    New Plea for Help Finding Mother of Dead Baby Found in Mass. Recycling Center

    The search continued Monday for the mother of a baby girl whose body was found at a regional recycling facility in Rochester, Massachusetts, last week. The mother is believed to have been on Martha’s Vineyard — the girl’s remains were discovered Thursday in trash at Zero Waste Solutions in Rochester that appeared to have come from Martha’s Vineyard, state...

  • Massachusetts April 29, 2023 11:05 pm

    Remains of Baby Girl Found at Recycling Facility in Rochester, Mass.

    The Cape and Island District Attorney’s Office asked for help finding the newborn’s mother, who “may live on, have ties to, or recently travelled to Martha’s Vineyard.”

  • Martha's Vineyard April 29, 2023 11:42 pm

    Remains of Baby Girl Found at Mass. Recycling Facility

    The body of an infant was found at a regional cycling facility in Rochester, Massachusetts, on Thursday, prosecutors said Friday, asking for the public’s help finding the mother. Authorities identified the child as a baby girl on Saturday. She was found by employees at Zero Waste Solutions located on 50 Cranberry Highway in Rochester. State police say the baby girl…

  • FBI March 17, 2023 12:25 am

    3 Men Indicted in Martha's Vineyard Armed Bank Robbery

    Three men have been indicted in last year’s armed bank robbery on Martha’s Vineyard. The Rockland Trust bank in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, was robbed at gunpoint on the morning of Nov. 12, sparking a massive manhunt. Three masked robbers tied up employees and got away with more than $39,000. No one was injured in the ordeal. The office of...

  • FBI December 12, 2022 10:07 pm

    3rd Man Sought in Martha's Vineyard Bank Robbery Arrested in Conn.

    A third arrest has been made in last month’s armed robbery of a bank on Martha’s Vineyard, authorities said Monday. The office of U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins of Massachusetts announced that 21-year-old Romane Andre Clayton of Jamaica had been arrested Friday in Connecticut. He is being charged as an accessory after the fact to armed bank robbery. Court paperwork...

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