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App-Based Car Rental Service Plans Summer Debut

Visitors to the Island may soon have another technology at their fingertips. William Gately of Vine Rentals came before the Tisbury selectmen Tuesday to propose an app-based car rental service, to launch this summer.

Day Two: Gay Head Light Nears the Finish Line

Working at an accelerated pace, crews moving the Gay Head Light expect to finish the job by Saturday morning. The lighthouse move began Thursday morning with much fanfare; the 1856 brick tower will travel 129 feetl east of the eroding cliff edge.

Day One for Gay Head Light Move: 1856 Brick Tower Travels 52 Feet

Just before noon on Thursday the Gay Head Light departed the spot where it has stood for 159 years. The Island's oldest lighthouse headed for its new home about 175 feet from the eroding Gay Head cliffs.

History Moves Very Slowly as Lighthouse Heads to Safety

Crowds gathered Thursday to watch the Gay Head Light move slowly away from eroding cliffs.

Ahead of Schedule, Gay Head Light Move Set to Begin Thursday

The Gay Head Light move is now expected to begin around mid-day Thursday, project managers for the relocation project said today. Favorable soil and weather conditions and the fine-tuned coordination of contractors working at the site has put the project well ahead of schedule.

Legacy of Words: Friends and Admirers Celebrate Life and Work of Peggy Freydberg

Friends and relatives of the late Peggy Freydberg gathered in Chilmark Sunday to celebrate her life, and a new collection of her poetry.

Walking in the Envelopes of His Forefathers

Chilmark has a new postmaster. But to call Leigh Vanderhoop new may be misleading, as he’s worked for the post office for 27 years.

How to Move a Lighthouse? Step One: Dig a Really Big Hole

About 3,500 tons of soil, boulders and clay have been removed from around the Gay Head Light and its new location 129 feet to the east. Contractors are now working to install steel beams underneath the lighthouse. The move is expected to begin in early June.

Aging Disgracefully in Witness Protection

The idea for Arnie Reisman’s new play was hatched 10 years ago when he read a New York Times article about a couple living in a witness protection program in a gated Florida community. The result was Not Constantinople, a dark comedy that will have its world premiere next weekend at the Vineyard Playhouse.

A Writer's Life Needs Quiet and Community

A group of writers recently landed on Martha’s Vineyard to commit the remainder of May to honing their craft. Nine writers will live together and work on their poems, novels and other writing projects for two weeks as part of the Noepe Center for Literary Arts writer’s residency program.