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Irene’s path: Now a tropical storm, she will be in Canada tonight

At 2 pm Irene was about 15 miles south of Pittsfield, MA. She is moving toward the north-northeast and will be over eastern Canada tonight.

Hurricane preparations continue on Martha’s Vineyard

Scenes from Vineyard Haven as Hurricane Irene approaches New England.

Hurricane Irene updates: Latest storm news and cancellations

Power, out since 9:30 am Sunday in Chilmark, remains out. Trees and tree limbs down around the Island, but no reports of major damage.

Rhode Island fast ferry will suspend Vineyard service late Friday

The Rhode Island Fast Ferry will discontinue ferry service to and from Martha's Vineyard on Friday afternoon, Aug.

Latest: As Irene approaches, Island towns agree on mixed message

Latest storm information – Island officials met Thursday to prepare for the approach of Hurricane Irene but were unable to agree on one Code Red message.

Mopeds, cyclists and pedestrians make an obstacle course for cars

Bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Vineyard can be frustrating, but these locals and visitors have found ways to cope with it.

Pool updates: President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation ends

President Obama decided it would be better to be in the White House than Blue Heron Farm as Irene moved up the coast. He left Friday night.

Five Corner labor law protest ends with deflating arrest

Tisbury Police acted quickly Thursday morning to end a protest against national labor board policy.

Updated: SSA resumed service on Monday

The Steamship Authority will not resume service Monday morning until it receives permission from the Coast Guard, likely about 7 or 8 am.

Photo gallery: President and First Family enjoy Martha’s Vineyard

President Barack Obama and his family began their 10-day Martha's Vineyard holiday on August 17.

West Tisbury

Looking out over our woods, I see already a tinge of orange-red in the shrubbery.

Oak Bluffs

Weren't we lucky this past week with beautiful weather, which made for great attendance at the four-day fair, Illumination night, and according to all reports, "the best fireworks display ever.


The pigs, cows, goats, horses, ducks, chickens, geese, and rabbits have all returned to their respective pens, coops, fields, and cages.


Well, I missed the insanity of last weekend.


Jim and Pam Butterick are delighted to open their home once again for the 5th Annual Evening of Music on the Lagoon.


Dropping my sister off at an early boat on Monday morning I saw booths from the Fair loaded on trucks and being taken away.


John L.

Knitters support West Tisbury Library expansion project

In appreciation for using space in the West Tisbury library, a weekly knitting group made a quilt to be raffled for the library's benefit.