There was a light dusting of snow Thursday, but it felt more like something to sprinkle on a six-year-old’s birthday cake.

Well, the first two weeks of 2015 have already brought a jarring handful of ominous tidings for our near future here.

There is only one person on the Island, so far as we can learn, who has subscribed for the Vineyard Gazette ever since it was founded in 1846.

There is much to be said about the Steamship Authority situation. This letter will only touch on a few of the most immediate issues.

Chilmark has a town meeting coming up on Feb. 2 to vote on the recommendation of the Squibnocket committee.

I am in my mid 70s, born to interracial parents, raised on the Island, now retired and living in Florida.

Martha’s Vineyard has lost a dear and remarkable friend and one of our most generous and visionary philanthropists, Jeremy Biggs.

Who will be next in line to lead the Vineyard public schools and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission?

With temperatures bouncing between single digits and the thirties and forties in recent weeks, ice has been the predominant theme of winter so far.