The Island is sheltering in place, doing our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

April 3, 2020

With nine confirmed cases and counting, preparations continued at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

April 1, 2020

We have heard the pinkletinks calling in the boggy hollows on afternoons lit by a warming sun.

April 1, 2020

The Coronavirus health emergency has left many Island businesses and public buildings closed to the public for the near future.

March 31, 2020

The spring migration is in full force in April as summer visitors come north while winter residents depart.

March 31, 2020

All town parks have been closed due to the Coronavirus, but Islanders feeling the need for fresh air and excercise have the use of land bank and Sheriff's Meadow properties, the state forest, and of course, beaches.

March 30, 2020

In these early days of spring an Islander is as likely to see morning frost as blooming daffodils, and one day's heat is the next day's chill.

March 28, 2020

Across the Island, downtown streets and stores were empty and traffic was lighter as stay-at-home orders adopted Tuesday in Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury took effect.

March 25, 2020

Winter residents are plentiful and northbound migrants start to arrive during March in the birding world.

March 25, 2020

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital has adopted drastic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and protect the public health.

March 23, 2020

The Island landscape is slowly greening and dotted with hardy spring bulbs just beginning to show their flowers.

March 22, 2020

This pandemic will end. Even in our uncertainty and physical isolation from each other, community is possible and necessary.

March 19, 2020

Social distancing and a desire to be outdoors brought Islanders to Menemsha.

March 19, 2020

Vineyard farm stands are open, with rules posted outside every entrance, offering Island-grown produce, dairy and meat.

March 19, 2020

The light lingers well past five o'clock now, and the late day sky is streaked with fuchsia punctuated by scudding, slate-colored clouds.

March 19, 2020

"Please practice social distancing," words now familiar to all of us. And Vineyarders respond by staying home, and when out, out walking in open spaces.

March 16, 2020

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