If you had walked the shoreline of the Vineyard between roughly 1870 and the middle 1930s — especially the muscular, rocky north shore from Lambert’s Cove west to Gay Head — you would have seen something there’s absolutely no sign of today: row after row of wooden stakes stretching up to 100 feet...

March 7, 2013

High winds and rain continued to pelt the Island Friday as a powerful ocean storm moved through the area, flooding coastlines and threatening substantial beach erosion.

March 7, 2013

Between the big storms this winter on Martha's Vineyard there was one quiet morning in Oak Bluffs harbor. The herring gulls, the pigeons and coastal waterbirds ruled the waterfront.

March 5, 2013

Signs of spring are all around at the Farm Institute in Edgartown, where two calves were recently born and hundreds of chicks have just arrived.

March 4, 2013

One by one, the hockey teams and girls' basketball fell in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association sectional tournament. But one team remains. Friday night brought jubilation to the Vineyard boys’ basketball team, when the seventh-seeded boys defeated Eastern Athletic Conference...

March 3, 2013

Two common dolphins were observed in the inner coastal waters of Chappaquiddick this week. The pair were observed swimming close to shore in an area known as the narrows, near the opening to Cape Pogue, north of the Dyke Bridge.

March 1, 2013

Oak Bluffs Library hosted a family mini golf day in February.

February 27, 2013

Moshup Beach reflects the colors of the sunset in its clay cliffs.

February 26, 2013

A rising full moon cast a yellow pall over the harbor Monday evening.

February 26, 2013

Island musicians gathered at the Chilmark community center Friday night for the monthly potluck jam hosted by Alex Karalekas. Singers and songwriters played folk, blues and other genres, while attendees feasted on potluck fare.

February 25, 2013

The Meat Ball Dinner and Dance Party was held at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury last Saturday. There was plenty of meat to eat and afterwards dancing to the beat of the Daytrippers.

February 25, 2013

A dusting of snow brightens morning at Edgartown Harbor.

February 25, 2013

More than 350 runners braved rain, sleet, wind and plenty of frigid temperatures on Saturday to compete in the Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler, an annual benefit for the Boys and Girls Club. Ryan Aschbrenner of Nashua, N.H. was the first to cross the finish line, with a time of 1:58:23.

February 19, 2013

One week after a large blizzard visited the Island, a small but powerful ocean storm arrived on our shores, bringing with it gusting winds up to 55 miles per hour and several inches of snow.

February 17, 2013

New England Newspaper & Press Association award-winning Gazette photos and designs (2012 contest year).

February 13, 2013

A weekend blizzard pelted Martha's Vineyard with snow, ice and hurricane-force wind gusts Friday night and early Saturday. The Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard clocked a peak wind gust of 83 miles per hour overnight Friday.

February 11, 2013