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Winter Burger Nights Satisfy Appetites, Spirits

One surefire antidote to the gray days of winter is a taste of summer—a hamburger with all the fixings. Mix that with a dash of Island community spirit, and you have a winning formula.

Norton Point Breach Nears End Point

The blizzard of 2015 spared Norton Point, the long barrier beach that is about to reconnect Chappaquiddick to the rest of the Vineyard, from further breaching. Chris Kennedy, superintendent for The Trustees of Reservations, reported Thursday that the breach remained as it was before the storm.

January Storm One for Record Books

By many accounts, the blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow and battered the coastline with hurricane-force winds was historic. Days after it first struck, the impact of the powerful two-day storm could still be felt throughout the Island.

Indie Rockers Earn Local Hero Status

Family of the Year, an indie rock band with Vineyard roots, has been picking up steam in recent years, especially with its contribution to the 2014 film Boyhood. The band’s 2012 single, Hero, was featured in the film’s soundtrack and trailer.

Winter Storm Brings Summer-Like Rush as Island Hunkers Down

Batteries, bread, shovels and gas were in hot demand Monday as Islanders prepared for the winter storm expected to hit the Island Monday evening. "It's like a summer day," said Shirley's Hardware employee Debbie Healy.

Island Begins Digging Out from Blizzard

The Vineyard spent Wednesday digging out from the winter gale that battered the Island all day Tuesday. Schools remained closed on Thursday as highway workers and private contractors planned to spend another day clearing snow from roadways.

The Iceman Goeth; Explorer's Heart Is Warmed by Cold Places

Adventure travel defines Peter Dea's daily life and work ethic.

Big Red Dogs, Cats About Town: Museum Celebrates Island Pets

A celebration of Island cats and dogs is currently on display in the Spotlight Gallery at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 28, showcases the role of pets in the lives of Islanders since the mid 19th century.

Cat's Meow to Leave Main Street as Alley Cat Says Goodbye

After 25 years, Daisy Kimberly's Alley Cat is about to sound its last purr as the eclectic Main street boutique in Vineyard Haven is set to close. Mrs. Kimberly said the store will close its doors for good on Jan. 31.

Rare Find: Atlantic Sturgeon Washes Up on Vineyard

An Atlantic sturgeon, once common around the Vineyard but virtually unseen here since the late 1960s, washed up on the north shore on Friday. Fisheries and wildlife officials are investigating the rare find.

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