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Niantic Park Renovation Is a Community Affair

Work is almost done on a $819,000 overhaul project at Niantic Park. Beginning Wednesday, hundreds of volunteers will take part in a five-day build to complete a separate, privately-funded children's playground.

Norton Point Breached Again, Closure Becomes a Guessing Game

A storm last week sent ocean surf rushing over the narrow barrier beach, severing Chappaquiddick from the rest of the Vineyard once again. The question now is how long the opening will last, and few are willing to venture a guess.

Sunny Day, Sweeping the Clouds Away; Tell Me How to Get to William Street

Most of downtown Vineyard Haven was destroyed by fire in 1883. William street was untouched and now hosts the longest stretch of old buildings in town.

Following the Muse Strikes the Right Chord

In researching the life of King David for her new book, The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks traveled to Israel, where she herded sheep on a Samarian hillside, stayed in a goat-hair tent and learned as much about Second Iron Age culture as she could.

New Gallerists Embrace Art as a Medium for Adventure and Justice

The former Dragonfly Gallery returned this summer as Gallery Josephine, purchased by Nyama Wingood and Bryan Daigle, new to the art business and the Island. The owners said they hope the gallery has a part in broader social justice conversations.

By Car, Foot, Hoof and Bike, All Roads Lead to the Fair Once Again

For four days the Agricultural Fair lured Islanders and visitors from the beaches and golf courses to West Tisbury for livestock shows, tractor pulls, rides, games and food galore.

Swimming Pigs to Ferris Wheel, It's Agricultural Fair Time!

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s 154th annual fair began Thursday morning under sunny skies.

Promotional Booklet by Tribe Reveals Casino Details

A booklet circulated to members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) prior to a referendum over the latest plan to bring gaming to Martha’s Vineyard offers the first public details of what the 9,000-square-foot casino in Aquinnah might look like.

Fair Stays True to Agricultural Roots

With the 154th annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair less than a week away, farmers across the Island are preparing goats and alpacas, tomatoes and berries to compete for blue ribbons.

New Exhibit Highlights Native American Journey

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is hosting the exhibit Captured: 1614 curated by Plymouth 400, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower and the settlers’ relationship with the native populations.