Len Butler, Richard Skidmore and International Chimney have undertaken dramatic restorations to the 170-year-old Gay Head Lighthouse that would not have been possible without their foresight five years ago.

June 4, 2019

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School class of 2019 will graduate Sunday at the Tabernacle. The diverse group of students are remembered at their school as thoughtful, hardworking, and eager to engage in the community around them.

June 3, 2019

Now is the time to replant window boxes and dooryard pots, and replace hardy pansies and Johnny jump-ups with their heat-loving stand-ins: geraniums, impatiens and nasturtiums. Time to put out tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and summer squash in the vegetable garden.

June 2, 2019

Year in and out, the Vineyard explodes in color in May. As May opens, the world comes alive again. Spring has arrived.

May 29, 2019

In May spring migrants arrive weekly on the Vineyard, some passing through and others arriving to nest on the Island.

May 28, 2019

Veterans, police, cub scouts and girl scouts, and Islanders marched down William and Spring streets to the avenue of flags celebrating Memorial Day.

May 27, 2019

The annual Evening for the Arts at the high school gives young artists an opportunity to share their work with the Island community. In corridors and lobbies, displays of photographs, paintings and sketches reached nearly from floor to ceiling.

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day signals a clear turning point in the Island year. The long weekend carries two messages, one official, the other unofficial.

May 26, 2019

As per longstanding tradition Tisbury School students marched from their school, down Main street, to Owen Park Beach to remember fallen veterans by placing flowers in the sea. 

May 24, 2019

The journey from the Edgartown School to Memorial Wharf is a longstanding one. Principal John Stevens, who will retire this year, participated when he was a student at the school in the 60s. 

May 24, 2019

Chilmark students gathered at Coast Guard Station Menemsha, where Coast Guard officers spoke and then joined them on the march down to the harbor. Students read prepared words, performed Taps and tossed flowers into the sea to remember the fallen.

May 24, 2019

In its grassy hollow across the street from Alley's General Store in downtown West Tisbury, the Field Gallery has gone from oddity to up-Island institution, from a curiosity to a lively landmark of the Vineyard arts scene.

May 23, 2019

Women's rights advocates gathered at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven Tuesday to protest laws passed by states in recent weeks to restrict access to abortions.

May 22, 2019

Cows are out in Chilmark fields, happily munching fresh green grass. Baby birds are hatching, the leaves are unfurling and the fish are here. Forsythia have faded, and now purple lilacs and white beach plum blossoms claim the landscape.

May 21, 2019

Coast Guard tour at Station Menemsha included a helicoptor landing, tours of the aircraft, boats and offices, and getting to know the coasties who keep us safe on the water.

May 19, 2019

Baltimore orioles and finches decorate bird feeders with their brilliant oranges and yellows. A cardinal trills loudly outside the Gazette newsroom.

May 19, 2019

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