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Trustees of Reservations, Farm Institute Announce Merger

The Farm Institute and The Trustees of Reservations have announced plans to merge by the end of the year, with the Trustees taking the 15-year-old nonprofit teaching farm under its wing, leaders from both organizations told the Gazette Wednesday.

It's a Wrap, Film Festival Put Spotlight on Artists and Community

On Monday morning the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival staff began breaking down the Chilmark campus. The four-day festival once again brought filmmakers and the Island community together for an overflow of riches - from films to forums to food.

Exhibit Highlighting Threatened Trees Comes to Polly Hill

Participants at last week’s final winter walk at the Polly Hill Arboretum got an unexpected treat: a chance to view a traveling exhibit, Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat. Polly Hill is the only New England arboretum to host the exhibit, which aims to bring awareness to endangered trees.

Grammy Winner Comes to Performing Arts Center

Save the date for April 14 when Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform at the Performing Arts Center at the regional high school.

Photography Exhibit at West Tisbury Library

The West Tisbury library will host an artist reception for photographer Max Skjoldebrand on Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m.

Rapid Response and Friend's Barking Save Dog in Icy Katama Bay

Quick action this morning on the part of the Edgartown fire department saved the life of a dog caught in icy Katama Bay. The other hero in the rescue was Barley, an Australian shepherd, whose barking drew attention to Beijo's plight.

Chappy Ferry Battles Ice to Open Passage Across Harbor

In a fight won inch by inch and hour by hour, an excavator aboard the On Time III dug a channel through a field of ice in Edgartown harbor Saturday morning, freeing the Chappy ferry to run for the first time since 8 p.m. Friday night.

Film Festival Ushers In Springtime

One of the sure signs of spring on the Island is the Martha’s Vineyard Film festival, which for the past 15 years has brightened up the days and nights of mid March.

Oak Bluffs Moves Forward With Park-and-Ride Program

Citing a need to divert cars from downtown Oak Bluffs, the town is moving forward with a plan to offer park-and-ride service this summer. The free bus service, provided by the Vineyard Transit Authority, will shuttle passengers between Ocean Park and a parking lot near the town hall starting June 20.

Aquinnah Takes Ownership of Gay Head Light

Marking the end of a year-long process involving state, federal and local authorities, the town of Aquinnah officially took ownership of the Gay Head Light on Friday. The transfer clears the way for the lighthouse to be moved away from the eroding Gay Head cliffs this spring.