Memorial Day Weekend Arrives, Setting the Stage for Summer Season

Ferries are full, the airport is bustling and businesses are looking to go from gray skies to blue. Memorial Day weekend has arrived and the outlook is one of measured optimism.

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West Tisbury Green Lights New EV Chargers

The West Tisbury select board this week voted to move forward with a plan to add two new electric vehicle chargers at the West Tisbury School. 

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PFAS Found in Wells Near Closed West Tisbury Landfill

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection last week notified the town that it needed to come up with plan after five monitoring wells had detected levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances above the state standard. 

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Bringing Islanders Together for the Environment

This year’s theme at the third annual Climate Action Fair was Greening Vineyard Landscapes, with an emphasis on sustainable living.

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Softball Coach Puts Passion for the Game First

Tiffany McCarty moved to the Vineyard in 2022 to be the director of nursing at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Right away she began looking into ways to revitalize the softball program on the Island.

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West Tisbury Creates Short-Term Rental Committee

The short-term rental committee was created after town meeting last month passed limits on vacation rentals. The town is the first on the Island to create a bylaw on the controversial properties. 

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Food and Wine Festival Adds Island Experiences

The Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival takes place this year from June 6 to 9 with tastings, private dining experiences and new master classes.

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Aquinnah Town Meeting Creates Affordable Housing Trust

Aquinnah voters Tuesday also approved the town's $7.1 million budget and backed funding for town building repairs.

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Forever Creator Looks to the Vineyard for Inspiration

The Netflix adaptation of Judy Blume’s novel, Forever, began shooting on the Island Monday, with seasonal resident Mara Brock Akil producing and writing the eight-part series, and directing the Vineyard episode.

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Aquinnah Town Meeting To Tackle Rising Budget, Housing Fund

Aquinnah voters will consider funding for town building repairs, the creation of an affordable housing trust and a school debt exclusion when they head to the annual town meeting and election next week. 

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