An edited selection from Gazette nature editorials.
Winter arrived early this year, rolling in late last week on a polar express as if delivered straight from the North Pole.
But for the temperatures outdoors it could have been August last weekend in Edgartown. Or July.
Why has the Hall family allowed prime commercial properties in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown to become public eyesores?
Sometimes it takes a trip off-Island to appreciate the cost and persistence it has taken to preserve open space on the Vineyard.
Lulled by a lingering warm autumn this year, the Island has been basking in clear, leaf-strewn days.
The low, throaty rumble of motorcycles echoed up and down North Road last Sunday, a brilliant autumn day on the Vineyard.
A mild fall this year has left many things still blooming, chief among them the roses that grace the Island.
The Vineyard has always been a place apart from mainland America. Perhaps that has never been more true than this week.