With the flurries that fell this past week, one thing is clear, spring in these parts is a matter of lurching progress.

April 25, 2021

Travel the trails of budding woodlands; stop long enough to notice the changes in old Island meadowlands and in the dune grasses along our never-ending shoreline. At the moment the Island boasts a genuine spring arriving.

April 24, 2021

As of Wednesday the Martha's Vineyard Hospital had administered 15,508 shots, including 9,039 first doses and 6,508 second doses.

April 23, 2021

The spring migration is in full force in April as ummer visitors come north while winter residents depart. Osprey, greater yellowlegs, piping plovers and double-crested cormorants arrive with southerly winds.

April 22, 2021

Flowers are in bloom with daffodils flamboyantly leading the way, the grass is greening up nicely, and the air is warmer.

April 17, 2021

The Vineyard Conservation Society sponsored their annual Earth Day beach cleanup for the 29th year.

April 17, 2021

This spring so far has been a soft and enticing prelude to summer, a gentle and sometimes teasing reminder of the soothing season of sun and outdoors.

April 11, 2021

The osprey are back, pinkletinks are singing, and April showers fall on white pines and choppy harbors. It's spring on the Vineyard.

April 10, 2021

Vineyard Gazette photography winners at the New England Newspaper & Press Association award ceremony for the 2020 contest year.

April 9, 2021

It’s Easter week, and signs of new life are everywhere.

April 2, 2021

Whether the central focus of our celebration is Easter, Passover or the reckless beauty of a sunstruck spring day, the text for this weekend is one and the same. We have made our appointment with this new season of life; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

April 2, 2021

Of the 16 great ponds on the Island, Edgartown Great Pond holds a combination of salt and freshwater due to a yearly dredged channel between the pond and the south shore.

March 29, 2021

In these early days of spring an Islander is as likely to see morning frost as a blooming crocus, and one day's heat is the next day's chill.

March 28, 2021

The Vineyard football team took to the field Saturday against Sandwich on a beautiful March day for their first home game of the Fall II season.

March 27, 2021

Trout stocking resumed on the Vineyard after a year off as John Garofoli and Connor Fleming from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife transported the trout from the state hatchery in Sandwich.

March 23, 2021

It is March and, as expected, the pace of the northward migration has increased. Southwesterly winds brought a variety of birds northward. Can spring and summer be far behind?

March 23, 2021