Heat Wave Keeps Island Emergency Responders Busy
Holly Pretsky

A heat wave and Fourth of July crowds have resulted in a flurry of medical issues that kept Island emergency responders busy this week.

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Waves of Wind
Suzan Bellincampi
George Eliot, pen name for novelist and poet Mary Anne Evans, captured my feelings when she explained, “Certain winds will make men’s temper bad.”
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Water Levels in Great Ponds Reach Historic High
Landry Harlan

Torrents of rain from recent storms have caused Vineyard Great Ponds to rise to historic levels, threatening shellfish and surrounding homes.

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Rain, Rain, from Drizzles to Deluges
Suzan Bellincampi
Nothing was truer for February than the proverb “when it rains, it pours.”
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Into the Muck of Mud Season
Suzan Bellincampi
Mud season may have come early this year, or it could just be an episode of early mini-mud.
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Here Come the Slurpee Waves
Suzan Bellincampi
Though January has just begun, the month has gifted us with a whole new vocabulary.
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Storm Buffets Vineyard With High Winds, Rough Seas
Julia Wells

A blustery overnight storm that passed over the Vineyard Sunday and Monday downed trees and roughed up seas. Ferries were cancelled for most of the day, but began running again at about 5 p.m.

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Looking Back at an Unusually Warm February
Suzan Bellincampi
Over time, it seems that February is warming faster than other months — perhaps it should be renamed Marchuary.
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Life Between the Snow and Earth
Suzan Bellincampi
As long as there is at least six inches, there is life between the snow and earth.
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Dry, Dryer, Driest: The Year in Weather
Steve Myrick
In a word: dry. The year 2016 saw widespread drought conditions over the second half of the year on Martha’s Vineyard, not good for local farmers, but maybe not bad for a resort Island that depends on good beach days.
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