At the Polly Hill Arboretum, horticulturalist Ian Jochems has started planting trees in the frozen ground — not living trees, but important stand-ins: tree-shaped panels that make up a traveling outdoor exhibit. Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat will be at the Arboretum from mid-March to June.
Last Wednesday night, when the temperature dropped to 22 degrees on Martha’s Vineyard, more than a dozen people were homeless. A team of volunteers canvassed the Island as part of the annual point-in-time homeless count.
The regional high school library is on track to move into the 21st century after the high school committee approved $18,500 for a new library design plan during their meeting Monday evening, the first step towards overhauling the library.
A standout season for the varsity girls’ basketball team came to a tough ending Tuesday as they fell to Abington in the section semifinals. Despite an early lead and stellar defense, the Vineyard lost 37-30 to the number one seed in the bracket.
Edgartown selectmen received complaints last week about the line of vehicles that forms at the ferry to Chappaquiddick, which they say hampers access to their homes and poses a safety hazard in peak season.