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Flipping the Switch: Gay Head Light Dimmed to Prepare for Move

At 10:33 a.m. Thursday, the automated double-cannon beacon installed in the Gay Head Light in 1989 stopped spinning and the iconic red-and-white signal went out. A temporary beacon has been installed nearby while the lighthouse is moved.

Island to Iditarod: Musher's Journey Began on the Vineyard

Jodi Bailey was born and raised in Vineyard Haven but now lives a continent away from her Island roots. She’s a professional dog musher based out of Chatanika, Alaska, about an hour north of Fairbanks, and completed her fourth Iditarod race last month — a race of more than 1,000 miles.

Crowds Turn Out to Say Bon Voyage to Gay Head Light

A steady stream of visitors on Saturday made one last visit to the Gay Head Light, which will soon be moved 190 feet from the eroding cliffs looking out toward Cuttyhunk and Rhode Island in the distance.

Menemsha Boathouse Is Dedicated

The U.S. Coast Guard formally opened its new boathouse in Menemsha Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Thar She Costs; Whaling History Preservation Is on Town Agenda

When Edgartown voters gather next week for their annual town meeting, preserving town history will be among the items on the agenda.

Chilmark Debates Whether to Allow Accessory Apartments

A zoning bylaw amendment that aims to allow strictly controlled accessory apartments for use as caregiver and affordable housing has begun to spark debate in Chilmark. The bylaw comes before voters at their annual town meeting April 27.

From Pauper to Penthouse, Bob Carroll Charged Through Life

Robert J. Carroll, the prominent Edgartown businessman, conservationist, raconteur and longtime Vineyard power player who was sometimes a lightning rod for controversy, died on March 31 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 90. A celebration of his life will be held at the Harbor View Hotel on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 4 p.m.

West Tisbury Names New Poet Laureate

Emma Young has been spreading the gospel of poetry throughout West Tisbury for years, but now she has an official pulpit.

Land Meets Land; Norton Point Breach Closes

As of early in the morning on April 2, Chappaquiddick was no longer an island completely separated from Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly eight years after a northeaster cut a breach in the three-mile barrier beach that connects Edgartown with the smaller island, the Norton Point breach had closed.

A Mix of Clawhammer and Love Makes the Sweetest of Sounds

On Wednesday, April 15, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will be coming to the Vineyard to play at the Performing Arts Center.