With their motto Semper Paratus (Always Prepared), U.S. Coast Guard station Menemsha carries out the enduring mission of maritime safety, security and stewardship.

February 28, 2014

The postseason begins today for the boys' basketball and hockey teams. On Monday, the teams hit the ice and the court for extra practice time. 

February 25, 2014

Harbors are empty and the Island is a blanket of quiet, but inside the shop at Great Harbor Boatyard in Edgartown it’s anything but quiet as crews prepare sailboats and powerboats for the coming summer. Bruce Farland’s shop is located off the Edgartown West Tisbury Road.

February 19, 2014

A channel on the west side of the breakwater has been dredged in Vineyard Haven inner harbor. Boaters sometimes call this channel back door The sand has been put on the West Chop beach.

February 19, 2014

How do you create a cat? Start with makeup.

February 15, 2014

Before last night's snow, the Island experienced a mini thaw with its surface-of-the-moon landscape transformed by two inches of rain. Needless to say, it is back to its snow frosted look this morning.

February 13, 2014

This past Sunday 30 firefighters and seven EMTs participated in a department-wide rescue drill inside a vacant house on Massachusetts avenue in Oak Bluffs.

February 10, 2014

The Vineyard Gazette won 30 awards, including 14 for first place awards, at the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association convention held in Boston on

February 10, 2014

The first week of February is in the record books with more snow falling and icy temperatures. Now thoughts turn to Valentine's Day.

February 7, 2014

To paraphrase the Mamas and the Papas' Monday, Monday and California Dreamin', Every other day of the week is fine, yeah. But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes. You can find me cryin' all of the time (At least when it's snowing again.)

February 3, 2014

Five Island high school students have been awarded top prizes in the Boston Globe's 2014 Scholastic Art Awards. Gordon Moore, Anna Reinthaler, Jack Yuen, Savannah Trudelle, and Jessica Sonia won Gold Keys — the highest prize awarded. Here are the Gold Key winners works.

February 3, 2014

The annual Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby was held Feb. 1 at the Chilmark Community Center. Five dens of Scouts took part in the event, which also featured a chili contest.

February 1, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Scottish Society held their 27th annual Burns Nicht dinner on Jan. 31 at the Harbor View Hotel. The evening commemorated the 255th birthday of Scottish bard Robert Burns, and featured kilts, bagpiping and toasts, along with a side of haggis.

February 1, 2014

The Vineyard turns another page on the calendar and welcomes February. This year, January brought snow storms and wildly fluctuating weather, with temperatures in the teens one day and up in the fifties the next.

January 31, 2014