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

"Please practice social distancing," words now familiar to all of us. And Vineyarders respond by staying home, and when out, out walking in open spaces.

March 16, 2020

More than the weather marks the minds and emotions of Islanders at the turning of the season.

March 15, 2020

A year after a fire at Flat Point Farm, as the first days of spring approach, a new flock of eight bluefaced leicester-montadale sheep have been introduced, along with new hope for the future of the farm.

March 12, 2020

Tisbury School students got a private performance Tuesday by an internationally acclaimed dance ensemble from Cuba.

March 12, 2020

Island harbors looked like a raging seas over the weekend, and a dense salt spray infused the air around the shorelines, as high winds began Friday night and continued through Saturday. Snow fell overnight, well, an inch or so did, but that's more than we received during January or February.

March 9, 2020

Mild or not, this winter has exacted a dear price from our shores.

March 8, 2020

For those left behind, the beauty of the Island this week was somehow magnified by the quiet corners and empty places. Coffee in the morning at Mocha Mott's or Rose Water is a simple affair. Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown belongs to the gulls.

March 1, 2020

Now the path of the new year leads us into February, another month that has its whole being in the season of winter.

February 27, 2020