About 9 inches of snow fell in parts of the Island yesterday, matching the National Weather Service's prediction of 4 and 9 inches of snow, before tapering off in the evening.


Irked at property owners who do not keep their walks shoveled after snowstorms, Tisbury selectmen are considering a tougher approach.


Mountains of snow and ice have piled up around the Vineyard — in parks and parking lots and along roads — following two major storms that have tested Island plow crews and depleted municipal snow removal budgets.


Every Island town reported this week that it has already exceeded its snow removal budget for 2014. West Tisbury tops the list by far, with $85,000 spent to date on plowing and sanding town roads.