• Lights are on at Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank.
    Mark Lovewell
  • Dennis Kaeka and his brother Danny Kaeka installing the Christmas lights on Main street. Danny has been putting up the lights since 1979.
    Mark Lovewell
  • Christmas tree and Whaling Church.
    Mark Lovewell
  • Town sidewalks dressed in holiday style.
    Mark Lovewell
  • A Christmas tree in the selectmen's meeting room at town hall.
    Mark Lovewell


With all six Island towns in a revaluation year for property assessments, tax rates have been slow to arrive this year. Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury all saw increases in total valuation.
Tributes and expressions of sympathy were heard around the country for the acclaimed illustrator and children’s author who delighted multiple generations with his books.
An extensive plan to upgrade and resurface the 6.5-mile stretch of road that spans three towns has the backing of the joint transportation committee and funding from the state.


Lindsay Trance and Michael Trance of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Ilija Talon Trance, born on Dec. 9 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Mariza Oliveira and Samuel Oliveira of Edgartown announce the birth of a daughter, Jaslyn Eli Paim Oliveira, born on Nov. 18.
Joelma Lage and Isaias Neto of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Emanuel Oliveira Lage, born on Nov. 17 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.


Carolyn F. Ryan of Edgartown and Reading, Mass., died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 13. She was 86.
Barbara A. Lankow died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, surrounded by family. She was 79.