Start Small

The subdued and dignified inauguration of President Joe Biden on the steps of the nation’s capitol this week briefly erased the terrifying images of an institution under siege.

Through the Seasons

An edited selection from Gazette nature editorials in the past year.

Thanksgiving 2020

Two weeks ago the cut was opened in the Tisbury Great Pond.

Election Day 2020

On the eve of an election marked by the bitterest presidential race in modern history, Martha’s Vineyard voters hardly need the usual exhortation to vote.

Constant Vigilance

A sudden outbreak of Covid-19 cases on our sister island of Nantucket last week is a sharp reminder of the insidiousness of this virus.

That Pesky Public

We wish the transfer of power at the airport had been more public.

Rethinking Katama Farm

Edgartown wanted Katama Farm to be a working farm. The Trustees have been unable to meet that definition.

Rounding the Mark

As the Island rounds the high summer mark, it is a traditional time to take stock.

Credit Due

The Steamship Authority general manager Bob Davis deserves respect and appreciation.

Town Meeting Notebook 2020

In a year like no other, a traditional rite of New England springtime was upended, with town meetings postponed, budgets trimmed, warrants downsized, elections delayed and venues changed.