From the March 5, 1971 edition of the Gazette: Smith, Bodfish, Swift Co., in Vineyard Haven, one of the Island’s oldest concerns, has been purchased...

On a Sunday two weeks ago, hundreds of hearts in pieces gathered to say a reluctant farewell to Christopher Svend Laursen.

One does not have to drive to Aquinnah before dawn to prove how quiet the Island is in late February. But it does make for a good excuse.

Many contributors to black history weren’t black. Take the abolitionists, for example.

From the February 23, 1962 edition of the Vineyard Gazette by Joseph Chase Allen:

Dorothy West, the great African-American writer who turned 90 this summer, was the guest of honor at a spectacular birthday party Friday afternoon...


Letters to the Editor

Americans use 500 million straws a day, an average of 1.6 straws per person per day.

We at the Field Fund are heartened to know we are not alone. Thank you to the four school committee members who voted no.

On the frigid night of Jan. 30, the Harbor View Hotel team was reminded of just how fortunate we are to be part of the Martha’s Vineyard community.