Annual Influx Begins as Island Prepares for Summer

With Memorial Day comes the unofficial start to the busy summer season. Across the Island, store owners are unboxing new merchandise and home owners are putting one last coat of paint of the fence.

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Airport on Target For Record Breaking Year

About 64,000 people have taken commercial flights at the airport in the first eight months of 2023 — a figure that is already higher than the total annual commercial passengers for three of the past five years.

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Early Indicators Point to Another Busy Summer

Harbor reservations are at an all-time high, ferries have robust bookings and the airport is bracing for its annual onslaught of private and commercial planes.

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Tour Groups, Fall Festivals Keep Shoulder Season Hopping
Louisa Hufstader

The days are shorter, the air is cooler and the kids are back in school — but this is still tourist season on Martha’s Vineyard, where fall is second only to summer as the Island’s busiest time.

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Summer Air Traffic Is Up on the Vineyard

Air traffic was up and detected levels of PFAS were down in and around the Martha’s Vineyard Airport in July.

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Chalking Tires Ruled Unconstitutional; Vineyard Says Not So Fast

Police chiefs in the three down-Island towns had varying responses to the federal court ruling.

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Bane or Boon? With Parking Tickets It's A Matter of Perspective

Parking tickets brought nearly $230,000 to Island towns in fiscal year 2018 according to data.

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Annual Exodus Is Martha's Vineyard Summer Goodbye
Landry Harlan

Long lines of cars and people stretched around the docks at both Steamship Authority terminals this weekend, signaling the end of summer.

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State Committee Hearing Focuses on Tourism
Olivia Hull

Boosting the shoulder season economy was one topic for discussion at the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development hearing Tuesday. The hearing was part of a statewide listening tour.

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Traveling On the Road to Resorthood
Tom Dunlop

It’s difficult to imagine today, but there was a time before resorthood on Martha’s Vineyard — a time before summer houses, before restaurants and shops and sportfishing and sailing.

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