Eversource Brings in Backup After Cable Failure

Rolling blackouts and temporary power outages experienced across the Island last weekend were caused by an undersea cable failure, according to Eversource.

Chamber Duo Brings the Love to Live Concert

For the fortunate few dozen music lovers admitted, Sunday’s Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society concert at the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury was an experience to savor.

It's All in the Family at Music in the Courtyard

Jemima James and her son Willy Mason shared the bill as the Martha’s Vineyard Museum kicked off its 2021 Music in the Courtyard series.

Nantucket to Vineyard Swim Proves Too Difficult Once Again

About three quarters of the way through his swim from Nantucket to the Vineyard, Doug McConnell had to pull out. While battling unexpected high waves he injured his shoulder.

Land Bank Buys Small Parcel Next to Tiasquam River

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has purchased a small, one-acre parcel along the Tiasquam River in West Tisbury subject to a life estate, and will eventually open the property to the public.

Camaraderie of the Chilmark Flea Market Perseveres

For vendors and customers alike, the return of the Chilmark Flea Market this summer has helped bring back a vital component of their summer social life.

Covid Cases See Summer Breakthrough

After weeks of decline, Covid-19 cases shot up again on Martha’s Vineyard, with health agents reporting 16 new cases last week, including six breakthrough cases among vaccinated residents.

Finding Family on the Baseball Diamond

For years I have given over a guest room to a Sharks baseball player. It all started almost 10 years ago when I was working the concession stand at the Shark Tank.

Longtime Lighthouse Keeper Retires

Since the opening of the original wooden Gay Head Light in 1799, no keeper has served longer than Richard Skidmore.

Island Rallies Around Aquinnah Child After Accident

A nine-year-old Aquinnah boy is recovering at Boston Children’s Hospital after he was struck by a neighbor’s pickup truck last week. An online fundraising appeal for the family was launched.