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

February 14, 2024

Already the light feels different, more abundant, brighter. It brings with it warmth, even on cold days, along with the scent of new life. February has just begun but already there is a subtle shift, a whisper of what is to come. Listen closely.

February 11, 2024

A group of the Island’s older hockey enthusiasts gather at the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena to shoot the bull and shoot the puck. They have conceded body checking and slap shots to the good sense that comes with age, but the competition and the camaraderie are as strong as ever.

February 7, 2024

We are about midway between winter solstice and vernal equinox, but the weather feels more like early spring than midwinter. We've had all the precipitation that even the driest duck could ask for, but it's been rain, not snow.

February 4, 2024

Out walking, we see our own breath in the air and appreciate something essential about what it means to be alive.

January 31, 2024

A new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Clifford: Our Big Red Dog, delves into the Clifford phenomenon and the life of Norman Bridwell, a longtime Vineyard resident. The museum hosted an opening ceremony Saturday.

January 30, 2024

This year marked the 37th year the Scottish Society has celebrated the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns, with this year’s celebration falling on his 265th birthday.

January 29, 2024

The regional high school boys hockey team currently resides at the number eight seed in the latest rankings, with losses only coming from Nantucket, Nauset and Falmouth in overtime, and a Keene High School team from New Hampshire.

January 29, 2024

Only three days left in January and the Island now enters a final run through the back side of winter. The weather of our wintry season has been anything but predictable to this point. All the patterns seem confused and perhaps it will remain so until the gathering of another Vineyard spring.

January 28, 2024

Winter birds are settled in on the Vineyard, and feeders are busier in January as birds look for reliable sources of food in snow and cold temperatures.

January 23, 2024

Reminded of how capricious and resistant to prediction our weather can be at this time of year, the wisest among us will accept each day without complaint. On the other hand, we reserve the right not to be wise.

January 21, 2024

After another ferocious winter storm this weekend, the fragility of the Island’s coastline — and the sheer, sublime power of the process — were on full display, as high tides and storm surge turned Edgartown’s Left Fork parking lot at South Beach into a pond, tearing up roads, and pulling down th

January 16, 2024

On Sunday, the Vineyard boys basketball team suited up for a game against arch rival Nantucket. They wore their traditional uniforms and boarded the ferry as they had for countless away games.

January 15, 2024

The wind blows around Island houses these days, rattling old panes and knocking at front doors as if it, too, would like to come inside and get warm by the wood stove.

January 14, 2024