Island police, fire, and emergency personnel worked with the Martha’s Vineyard Airport to stage an emergency response drill on Sunday morning.

March 25, 2024

It’s an odd fact of the English language that certain words appear only in their negative form, their prefixes attached with etymological epoxy. We hear only of dis-gruntled postal workers, although plenty of their happy counterparts can be found smiling behind the counters of Island post offices.

March 24, 2024

Martha's Vineyard Film Festival highlighted environmental issues on its opening night Wednesday.

March 21, 2024

The light lingers well past five o’clock now, and the late day sky is streaked with fuchsia punctuated by scudding, slate-colored clouds. Spring is offically here now, and the strengthening sunlight is an ever-present reminder as well. It's March on the Vineyard.

March 21, 2024

Tuesday bring the spring equinox at 11:06 p.m. This is one of the best times of the year to walk the Island, and the Vineyard is lucky to have so many beautiful conservation properties for such walking.

March 17, 2024

In 1973 every Island town took steps to adopt comprehensive zoning. A year later, a land use commission for the Vineyard was introduced as a compromise to the Kennedy bill. The state commission was endorsed by a referendum vote in all six Island towns in March 1974.

March 14, 2024

Wild Care Cape Cod brings Wilfred the Barn Owl back to Whipporwill Farm in West Tisbury to release it where it was rescued.

March 14, 2024

Congratulations to 16 Martha's Vineyard Regional High School students for winning a total of 22 awards in the 2024 Massachusetts Scholastic Art Awards.

March 11, 2024

Attendees of the final Vineyard Conservation Society Winter Walk make their way from Slough Farm to Edgartown Great Pond and back in Katama. Guests Emily Reddington of The Great Pond Foundation and Ray Ewing of The Vineyard Gazette accompanied the walkers.

March 11, 2024

Warming days and still cool nights keep the fog horn sounding and Islanders appreciating the cloaking week-long fog.

March 10, 2024

Workers have already begun forming new dunes on South Beach’s Left Fork, using dredged sand from Katama Bay and Herring Creek. Both water bodies had filled with sand after December and January’s storms.

March 4, 2024

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, and we have been blessed with appropriate weather, sunny and mild.

March 3, 2024

Boys varsity hockey team breezes through the first round of the playoffs against the Greenfield Green Wave.

March 1, 2024

After more than three years of permitting and construction, the mixed-use Stone Bank condominium project is a largely tenanted new mini-neighborhood in downtown Vineyard Haven.

February 29, 2024
February 28, 2024

March is next but what awaits at its outset — a lion, a lamb or something in between? All will be revealed soon enough, but before the shift there is an extra day to ponder, a moment to leap or linger or maybe sit back and listen. Or better yet, make time for all three. 

February 20, 2024