Researchers are analyzing samples taken from a dead humpback whale that washed up on the south shore of Martha’s Vineyard this week.

The spread of disease-carrying ticks on Martha’s Vineyard is a public health crisis, a biologist and longtime Island physician said this week.

S. Bailey Norton Jr., a 10th generation Islander and widely-admired Edgartown elder, was a familiar figure on the streets of the town he loved.

As new developments continue to alter the Island’s coastal ponds, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is working on its water quality regulations.

Vineyard residents are highly concerned about ticks and tick-borne illness, according to a newly-released community survey conducted in August.

Jessie Damroth recently took the reins at the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, the club's first female executive director since its founding.


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The Martha’s Vineyard land bank will conduct its biennial public comment session at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.

The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public meeting on the Vineyard next week about the proposed removal of navigation buoys in the waters around Martha’...

The Martha’s Vineyard Horse Council saw a record number of entrants in its sixth annual fall hunter pace.