Seven New Cases Reported Friday; Surge Eases Slightly

The Thanksgiving holiday brought a slight letup in Island coronavirus case numbers, with health agents reporting four new cases on Wednesday and three on Thursday — the fewest daily totals in more than a week.

Jupiter and Saturn

The two largest planets in the solar system are about to appear quite close.

Two Oak Bluffs Restaurants Shift Gears for Winter Months

Two downtown restaurants in Oak Bluffs won approval from the Oak Bluffs selectmen this week to make changes for the winter, with one closing until spring and another adopting shortened hours of operation until January.

Thanksgiving 2020

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

Eight New Cases Wednesday; Construction Rules Approved Islandwide

Island boards of health reported eight new coronavirus cases Wednesday, while Tisbury and Chilmark joined three other towns in approving strict construction guidelines.

Standing Up by Kneeling Down, Dana Nunes Surprised Herself

Many on the Island know her as the woman in the yellow rain boots, the leader of the Black Lives Matter kneel-ins every morning at Beetlebung Corner. But for Dana Nunes, the title has never been the focus.

Overheated Island Real Estate Market Shatters Records

A summertime boom in the Martha’s Vineyard real estate market, fueled by the pandemic, has accelerated into an unprecedented fall frenzy, shattering records on sale price and volume as the market’s fragile bottom disappears.

Shotgun Season Begins, Online Check-in Urged

Shotgun season for deer hunting begins Monday, Nov. 30 in Massachusetts, and state officials are encouraging hunters to register their take online this year instead of bringing it to a check-in station.

Land Bank Revenues: Week ending Nov. 20

The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $958,765.42 for the business week ending on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

The Hungry Ghosts of the Holidays

For many years, instead of eating Thanksgiving dinner I called up the local health club and asked if I could use their sauna.