Roy Imhoff, Gazette Illustrator for Decades, Dies at 88

Roy Imhoff, veterinarian, raconteur, tennis player and artist whose illustrations have appeared in the Vineyard Gazette since the late 1960s, died on April 4. He was 88.

State Will Test for Virus Variants as Island Surge Continues

Hospital officials announced that they had requested the state to test for virus variants. Meanwhile, first-dose vaccine appointments increased this week, but questions remain.

High School Helps Students Prep for MCAS

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee heard an extensive progress report Monday on an ongoing MCAS test preparation program at the high school, as the state-sanctioned standardized test nears.

Oak Bluffs Chooses New Fire Chief

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted 4-1 Tuesday to appoint Chatham fire captain W. F. Nelson Wirtz as the new fire chief.

Proposed Parking Changes on Circuit Avenue Prove Contentious

Plans to revamp downtown Oak Bluffs which include changing the angled parking on the upper part of Circuit avenue to parallel parking drew a mixed response Monday evening.

Land Bank Doubles North Shore Property Near Lambert's Cove

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced on Tuesday that it had significantly expanded its landholdings adjacent to Lambert’s Cove Beach for $8.4 million.

Funeral Home Changes Name

Chapman Funerals & Cremations is the new name for the Island's only funeral home.

Possible Dreams Returns with Meyers

Seth Meyers will again host the Possible Dreams auction, scheduled for July 25 online.

Community Poetry Reading Announced

Island poets are invited to take part in the April 25 reading.

Housing Trust Welcomes New Faces

The Island Housing Trust has announced four new board members and two recent hires.