The poet and novelist whose grace, elegance and remarkable longevity spanned more than a century of life, died at her home overlooking Stonewall Pond on Friday afternoon, surrounded by her family. She published her 11th book three years ago at age 104.
As a five-way race heats up for two seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen, candidates made their pitch to voters at a forum Wednesday. There are two incumbents and three challengers. The town election is April 16.
The Hon. H. Gregory Williams has had a career path that led him from herpetology to English major to 10 years as the first justice in the Edgartown district court. He retired on Friday at the age of 65.
Edgartown can prohibit resident Barbara Boch from landing a helicopter on her lawn, according to a court ruling in a long-running dispute between the widow of car dealership owner Ernie Boch and the town.
The state agency that oversees airports is casting doubt on the official makeup of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, following a vote by the Dukes County Commission early this month to replace incumbents with new members.
The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living is looking for support for a new building from town meeting voters in all towns, who will be asked whether to support a $1.6 million bond for the purchase of the former Vineyard Nursing Association building.
Victims of a house fire in Edgartown that claimed the life of 32-year-old David Cleary last week have received an outpouring of support from the community, including an online fundraising campaign that has raised thousands of dollars.
The Vineyard Gazette this week welcomed a new piece of technology into its decades-old printing operation with the addition of a new computer-to-plate unit.
The Gay Head Light relocation project has hit a potential snag following recent notice from the state Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program that the site contains habitat for the broad tinker’s weed, an endangered wild plant.

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