In 1973 every Island town took steps to adopt comprehensive zoning. A year later, a land use commission for the Vineyard was introduced as a compromise to the Kennedy bill. The state commission was endorsed by a referendum vote in all six Island towns in March 1974.

March 14, 2024

Wild Care Cape Cod brings Wilfred the Barn Owl back to Whipporwill Farm in West Tisbury to release it where it was rescued.

March 14, 2024

Congratulations to 16 Martha's Vineyard Regional High School students for winning a total of 22 awards in the 2024 Massachusetts Scholastic Art Awards.

March 11, 2024

Attendees of the final Vineyard Conservation Society Winter Walk make their way from Slough Farm to Edgartown Great Pond and back in Katama. Guests Emily Reddington of The Great Pond Foundation and Ray Ewing of The Vineyard Gazette accompanied the walkers.

March 11, 2024

Warming days and still cool nights keep the fog horn sounding and Islanders appreciating the cloaking week-long fog.

March 10, 2024

Workers have already begun forming new dunes on South Beach’s Left Fork, using dredged sand from Katama Bay and Herring Creek. Both water bodies had filled with sand after December and January’s storms.

March 4, 2024

The Vineyard’s most peaceful and least frantic week of the year is drawing to an end. It’s the turning point of winter as spring appears on the horizon, and we have been blessed with appropriate weather, sunny and mild.

March 3, 2024

Boys varsity hockey team breezes through the first round of the playoffs against the Greenfield Green Wave.

March 1, 2024

After more than three years of permitting and construction, the mixed-use Stone Bank condominium project is a largely tenanted new mini-neighborhood in downtown Vineyard Haven.

February 29, 2024
February 28, 2024

March is next but what awaits at its outset — a lion, a lamb or something in between? All will be revealed soon enough, but before the shift there is an extra day to ponder, a moment to leap or linger or maybe sit back and listen. Or better yet, make time for all three. 

February 20, 2024

Resident winter birds are plentiful in February during the stretch between winter and spring, and northbound migrants begin to arrive.

February 19, 2024

True love wins out over mistaken identities in this musical reimagining of Shakespeare's classic comedy.

February 18, 2024

The goundhog said spring was on its way but Mother Nature had other plans. Snow fell and stuck around, blanketing the Island in white.

February 16, 2024

The Vineyard received between 6 and 9 inches of snow Tuesday. It was the largest snow storm of the season.  

February 14, 2024

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