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New Lagoon Pond Drawbridge Opens to Traffic

At 2 p.m. Tuesday Melinda Loberg’s cherry red Jeep was the first vehicle to cross the new Lagoon Pond Bridge. Ms. Loberg honked her horn and her passengers Mark London and Scott Tuttle waved out the windows as the drawbridge officially opened to vehicular traffic.

James Taylor to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

James Taylor, the singer/songwriter with deep Vineyard ties and an internationally-known voice, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Home for the Holidays: Islanders Talk Tradition

Salted lamb, Hanukkah prayers, scary jello rings — many holiday traditions are handed down through generations but for some young Island families, new ones take their place.

Great Balls of Fire: Island League Bowling Is Hot

League play is off to a big start at The Barn Bowl & Bistro, with a schedule that includes 95 teams competing in a men's league, a women's league, a business league, a mixed league, and a seniors’ league, to name a few.

Farmers' Market Vendors Consider Pulling Up Roots at Grange Hall Location

The West Tisbury Farmers’ Market has been housed on the grounds of the Grange Hall since it began in 1974. But growing traffic concerns in town on Saturday mornings has led to discussions about moving the market to the Agricultural Hall.

Niantic Park Renovation Is a Community Affair

Work is almost done on a $819,000 overhaul project at Niantic Park. Beginning Wednesday, hundreds of volunteers will take part in a five-day build to complete a separate, privately-funded children's playground.

Norton Point Breached Again, Closure Becomes a Guessing Game

A storm last week sent ocean surf rushing over the narrow barrier beach, severing Chappaquiddick from the rest of the Vineyard once again. The question now is how long the opening will last, and few are willing to venture a guess.

Sunny Day, Sweeping the Clouds Away; Tell Me How to Get to William Street

Most of downtown Vineyard Haven was destroyed by fire in 1883. William street was untouched and now hosts the longest stretch of old buildings in town.

Following the Muse Strikes the Right Chord

In researching the life of King David for her new book, The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks traveled to Israel, where she herded sheep on a Samarian hillside, stayed in a goat-hair tent and learned as much about Second Iron Age culture as she could.

New Gallerists Embrace Art as a Medium for Adventure and Justice

The former Dragonfly Gallery returned this summer as Gallery Josephine, purchased by Nyama Wingood and Bryan Daigle, new to the art business and the Island. The owners said they hope the gallery has a part in broader social justice conversations.