Spring has wobbled onto the seasonal stage with the uncertain legs of a newborn lamb.

April 7, 2020

Most of us are comfortable with the sacred and the secular existing side by side in our lives, but this weekend is remarkable on Martha's Vineyard for combining worship, social distancing, and reflection.

April 5, 2020

Never mind the untimely cold of the last few days. We still may be sure of spring, and it is the flowers that are the most distinctive contribution to today's Palm Sunday. Get outside and notice the blooming daffodils, the forsythia and the magnolia. Celebrate the season of renewal.

April 5, 2020

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

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

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