Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Are we really almost through with April? What a pleasant spring we have had so far.


Those who got an early start to putting away their winter wardrobes were not rewarded this past week as temperatures fell back to what we would expect for this time of year.


Forty years ago the Environmental Protection Agency was established to address the pubic demand for cleaner water, air, and land.

Earth Day

This past Saturday morning, more than a hundred volunteers set out into the chilly, misty rain to help clean up the island's beaches.

Hospital cuts ribbon on brand-new building

The new Martha's Vineyard Hospital opened its doors to approximately 2,300 Islanders over the weekend.

Eva I. VanLeesten

Eva Illione VanLeesten, 88, of Arlington, Virginia, formerly of Boston and Oak Bluffs and Batavia, Illinois, died peacefully on January 22 in Arlington.


Daffodils and forsythia, welcome spots of color coming out in the gray landscape.

Jared Mayhew

Jared Paul Mayhew, 78, died on March 30 at home in Vineyard Haven.


Born September 1, 1995, died April 10, 2010.

Elizabeth A. Honey

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Honey of Vineyard Haven passed away on Saturday, April 10 at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.


We have all lost someone special with the death of Betty Honey.

Rita M. Barrows

A memorial to celebrate the life of Rita M.

Last Word

We first study metaphors and similes; analogies and allusions, in junior high school and some of us still struggle to remember the rules that define them.

Noteworthy April 15

Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) has named Angela Wheeler as its new Director of Development.

Edgartown April 15

Spring has sprung! The pinkletinks are peeping, the crocuses are peeking through the as-yet-unraked leaves, the smell of mulch is in the air, and I can't stop sneezing.

Complex and mysterious

When people think of butterflies, they think of summertime.

Oak Bluffs April 15

Spring brings flowers, green grass, more visitors, and, of course, elections.