Commercial Kiteboarding Comes Under Scrutiny in Edgartown

Commercial kiteboarding appears to face some choppy waters in Edgartown this summer, after selectmen received a recommendation from the town’s marine advisory committee not to renew any commercial licenses.

Kara Taylor Continues to Explore the Creativity of Change

With Reciprocity, her new show at Kara Taylor Gallery in Chilmark, the artist explores timely themes of race and ecology in a series of paintings that blend human and environmental elements.

Chilmark Town Column: July 17

Driving around town can be a challenge with increased vehicular traffic, trucks towing trailers, mopeds, joggers, dog walkers and bicycle riders.

Edgartown Town Column: July 17

I don’t know about other towns on the Vineyard but Edgartown has been hot and gray.

Sheriff's Meadow One-Day Photo Project Announced

The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation invites anyone walking one of its properties on Monday to snap and share a photo for a one-day photography project.

Case Counts Climb as Summer Crowds Swell, and Testing Keeps Pace

A recent uptick in Covid-19 case since the Fourth of July has the Vineyard on edge as high summer arrives, with nine individuals testing positive for the virus over the past week, two business closures and the first positive symptomatic patients reported on the Island in months.

Crowded Summer Weekend Brings More Calls for Police

A slew of minor incidents related to drunken driving, stolen property, vandalism and rough seas occupied Island police over the weekend. Edgartown police alone responded to 130 calls.

Remembering Two Vineyard Matriarchs

Two Vineyard friends died recently — Betty Eddy on June 30, eight days after she turned 100, and Phronsie Conlin on July 9, the day before her 101st birthday.

Round the Island Race Set for August 1

Sailors from around New England are expected to convene for the Edgartown Yacht Club’s annual Round the Island race on August 1.

Neighborhood Is Quiet, but Oak Bluffs Arts District Stays Vibrant

Several galleries in the Oak Bluffs Arts District stayed open late on Saturday, welcoming visitors until 7 p.m. in the first arts stroll of the summer. And while the neighborhood was generally quiet, the galleries’ artwork seemed even more vibrant and essential than ever.