Island Hunkers Down as Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow, Wind
After a night and morning of steady snowfall, the snow subsided early Sunday afternoon as a winter storm lashed the Vineyard. Ferries to the Vineyard have been canceled for all of Sunday and the Island is a blanket of white after hours of wind-driven snow for the second time in three weeks.
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Blizzard's Track Began in Midwest
Mark Alan Lovewell

The storm that battered the Vineyard this week began in the middle of the country as a small snowstorm known as an Alberta Clipper.

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January Storm One for Record Books
Olivia Hull

By many accounts, the blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow and battered the coastline with hurricane-force winds was historic. Days after it first struck, the impact of the powerful two-day storm could still be felt throughout the Island.

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Vineyard Lights Stayed On, While Sister Island Cut Off from World
Alex Elvin

Lights flickered out across the eastern part of the state at the height of the blizzard Tuesday, with power outages in every town on Cape Cod, and all of Nantucket going dark. By contrast, few outages were reported on the Vineyard during the first major snowstorm of the season.

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Winter Storm Brings Summer-Like Rush as Island Hunkers Down
Alex Elvin
Batteries, bread, shovels and gas were in hot demand Monday as Islanders prepared for the winter storm expected to hit the Island Monday evening. "It's like a summer day," said Shirley's Hardware employee Debbie Healy.
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Island Begins Digging Out from Blizzard
Sara Brown
The Vineyard spent Wednesday digging out from the winter gale that battered the Island all day Tuesday. Schools remained closed on Thursday as highway workers and private contractors planned to spend another day clearing snow from roadways.
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Cost of Clearing Island Roads Piles Up, Like the Snow
Remy Tumin
Every Island town reported this week that it has already exceeded its snow removal budget for 2014. West Tisbury tops the list by far, with $85,000 spent to date on plowing and sanding town roads.
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Island Ice Age; Freeze of '34 Was Cold Enough to Cover the Ocean
Tom Dunlop
The stretch weeks between December 1933 and February 1934 caused remarkable things to happen on the waters around Martha’s Vineyard. Everything froze, from Woods Hole to Cape Pogue.
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Second Big Snowstorm of Season Hits Island
Sara Brown
An overnight coastal blizzard swept up the East Coast late Tuesday forcing schools, businesses and government offices to close for a day in the middle of the week. Then the thermometer plunged to single digits.
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Blizzard Batters Island With Snow, Ice, Hurricane Gusts
Julia Wells

The prolonged, powerful winter blizzard that pounded much of eastern Massachusetts this weekend had begun to ease but only slightly on the Vineyard Saturday afternoon. Ferry and air service to the Island remainded suspended following 24 hours of snow, ice, high winds and whiteout conditions. A travel ban in effect was set to be lifted at 4 p.m. as the storm slowly began to dissipate. But Vineyard roads remained snow-covered and treacherous and highway crews were hard at work clearing them; Islanders were advised to use caution when going out.

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