Vineyarders woke up to a surprise winter wonderland Saturday morning, as more than six inches of snow blanketed the Island just in time for Christmas.


Blustery winds, high waves and strong surf have already closed beaches and prompted weather advisories as the Vineyard prepares for the western remnants from Hurricane Teddy.
In a major step for coastal resiliency planning on the Vineyard, a combined total of nearly $400,000 in competitive, state grants were awarded to the three down-Island towns.


A blustery overnight storm that passed over the Vineyard Sunday and Monday downed trees and roughed up seas. Ferries were cancelled for most of the day, but began running again at about 5 p.m.

Rain and wind lashed the Vineyard for a second straight day Thursday as tropical storm Jose churned seas. Ferries are cancelled.

Volunteers are needed to serve with the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network.