There was a time when houses on Main street in Edgartown often had rooms to rent by the week or month. It was not all that long ago, either.
While it may feel like more cars flood Martha’s Vineyard each year, new data released by the Steamship Authority tell a different story. Graphs released this week show that over the past five years, Vineyard ferry traffic has seen slight annual gains.
A prolonged effort to secure cable television and high-speed internet service for Chappaquiddick residents has finally met success. As soon as Comcast receives a final payment, they will prepare to install cable infrastructure on the remote island.
The old Luce Cemetery on the shore of Noman’s Land is at risk of being washed into the sea, and some of the graves may need to be moved farther inland, a representative from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said this week.
The all-Island school committee voted to name assistant superintendent Matthew D’Andrea as the next superintendent after a discussion that saw support for both Mr. D’Andrea and Oak Bluffs principal Richard Smith.
Don’t rock the boat. That was the slogan plastered on buttons and bumper stickers in the 1990s when Islanders went to Beacon Hill to fight for control of the Steamship Authority, the boat line that is their lifeline.
There was a light dusting of snow Thursday, but it felt more like something to sprinkle on a six-year-old’s birthday cake.
Well, the first two weeks of 2015 have already brought a jarring handful of ominous tidings for our near future here.
There is only one person on the Island, so far as we can learn, who has subscribed for the Vineyard Gazette ever since it was founded in 1846.

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