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.

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

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


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

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


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.