• Pink sky, seen from Chappy.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Brant, Cape Pogue.
    Lanny McDowell
  • Three Ponds Preserve, Chappy.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Calm and quiet, Edgartown harbor.
    Timothy Johnson
  • Blue sky, blue porch on North Water street.
    Timothy Johnson
  • View from Chappy ferry.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Friendly reminder on Chappy.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Ringing in the new year above Edgartown light.
    Mark Lovewell
  • Dusting of snow at the lighthouse.
    Mark Lovewell
  • Lobster pot tree decorates Memorial Wharf.
    Mark Lovewell

News

An inspection at the Edgartown courthouse has turned up serious deficiencies in fire safety, including an emergency exit door that was locked and impassable.
Selectmen and others were skeptical of an informal proposal to steer 65 per cent of every Island town’s Community Preservation Act funds toward regional affordable housing.
An Edgartown rottweiler and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel from Vineyard Haven will be among 3,000 dogs competing next week in the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Celebrations

Molly Bonner Flam and Arno Ewing of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Jamie Current Ewing, born Feb. 16 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Caley Bennett of Edgartown has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Connecticut College.
Sarah M. Roden of Edgartown, a member of the class of 2020, has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at St. Lawrence University.

Obituaries

Joanne Elizabeth Clark (nee Coffin) died peacefully after a long illness, surrounded by love, on Feb. 17 at her home in Wilmette, Ill. She was 87.
Elspeth Banks Furlaud died peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 5. She was 92.