As a stay-at-home order ended its first month, Gov. Charlie Baker said it was too soon to say when Massachusetts would be ready to begin reopening.

April 25, 2020

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

April 21, 2020

In these uncertain times even small things can brighten one's day.

April 20, 2020

April begins on a whim, celebrating the art of foolishness and ends, at least here on the Island, with a clarity of purpose.

April 19, 2020

Positive tests for the coronavirus remained steady through the week until two more raised the total to 14.

April 18, 2020

A spring storm blowing in from the south lashed the Vineyard with wind and rain, cancelling ferries and downing tree branches.

April 13, 2020

This spring in particular, with its arrival, reminds us that while our miseries are bounded in time, bliss knows no such limits.

April 12, 2020

On the day before Easter, Good Shepherd Parish has handed out chock-full bags of food to Island families strained by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 11, 2020

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