Vineyarders mobilized by the Coalition to Create the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank had one mission on Thursday in Boston: to encourage legislators to pass the Island housing bank bill.

March 23, 2023

The light lingers well past five o'clock now, and the late day sky is streaked with fuchsia punctuated by scudding, slate-colored clouds. It's only 15 days until spring, and the strengthening sunlight is an ever-present reminder as well.

March 23, 2023

Eighteen graduates of the All-Island Firefighter I/II course received their certificates Tuesday night, having completed 145 hours of training since last October.

March 22, 2023

The Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership held a controlled burn in Katama this week. Controlled burns are used to reduce the amount of fuel for wildfires, and to help to restore the health of plants and natural areas.

March 21, 2023

It is March and, as expected, the pace of the northward migration has increased. Southwesterly winds brought a variety of birds northward. Can spring and summer be far behind?

March 21, 2023

The faint stirrings of spring are felt. The pinkletinks sing their songs of love, the lambs begin to take their first steps. The light changes and the wind carries with it a hint of warmth. The den begins to feel too small and the wider world awaits.

March 18, 2023

A sense of gray continues, in the forests and the sky, as if one season is not yet ready to give over to the next. Letting go is hard. But March reminds us to begin again, slowly but surely, rocking to its own rhythm. The cycle of rebirth and renewal awaits. 

March 10, 2023

The Vineyard's most peaceful and least frantic week of the year is drawing to an end. It's the turning point of winter as spring appears on the horizon. The week’s earlier snow has retreated into puddles, then disappeared.

March 5, 2023

The Vineyard girls hockey team season ended sooner than planned Thursday, with the girls losing 5-2 at home to Norwood.

March 3, 2023

The Vineyard boys hockey team successfully defended home ice Wednesday with a 5-1 victory over Fitchburg in the opening round of the playoffs.

March 1, 2023

British poet Edith Sitwell took winter to heart. She believed it “is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

February 27, 2023

We will remember this New England winter, at least to date, as a season more than unusual and almost absent of snow. Island warming is the talk of the Vineyard. Temperatures this past week have reached the 50s, with a high of 70 last weekend.

February 26, 2023

Demolition was underway this weekend on the Chappaquiddick summer home on a bluff at Wasque that has been severely threatened by the breach along Norton Point.

February 25, 2023

Now the path of the new year leads us into February, another month that has its whole being in the season of winter. But unlike our lives, winter is a story whose ending we already know.

February 23, 2023

Chicago opened Thursday night at the high school's Performing Arts Center, and Friday night’s audience, which packed the nearly 800-seat theatre, exploded in applause for a cast that included seniors Jack Crawford as Billy Flynn, Annabelle Brothers as Roxie Hart, Faith Fecitt as Velma Kelly, and

February 21, 2023