Penelope Wilson
The shock waves of last week’s storm are still rippling through Island fields as farmers anxiously watch their crops to see the extent of the damage.
Hurricanes and Storms
Hurricane Bob
Rachel Orr
Usually the brush is so think this time of year one can hardly bushwhack from the shore to the remnants of the Menemsha Hills brickworks.
Hurricanes and Storms
Hurricane Bob
Beach grass


Martha’s Vineyard began digging out early Sunday after a daylong blizzard lashed the Island with high winds and drifting snow.

Blizzard warnings and travel advisories were up on Martha’s Vineyard Friday as a powerful northeast winter storm made its way up the mid-Atlantic. The Steamship Authority announced that all ferry service would be suspended Saturday.


Crews were working around the clock on cleanup efforts after a ferocious northeaster swept across the Island early in the week, packing hurricane-force winds.

Martha’s Vineyard bid bon voyage to tropical storm Henri Sunday afternoon, which brought mist, occasional downpours, wind and choppy surf but inflicted minimal damage across the Island as it swirled north, west and inland by evening. The Steamship Authority returned to full operations by 5 p.m.

The Cape and Islands remain under a tropical storm and storm surge warning, as Hurricane Henri churns toward Long Island and Connecticut. Outbound vacationers scrambled to get off the Vineyard ahead of the storm Saturday, while inbound travelers were advised to delay their trip by a day or two.

Islanders can share local knowledge and learn more about the Storm Tide Pathways mapping project in a Zoom meeting Jan. 12.