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Four-Day Wine Festival Takes Place This Weekend

The third annual Martha's Vineyard Wine Fest has events in downtown Edgartown for four days, May 7 through 10.

West Tisbury Inaugurates New Solar Array

West Tisbury inaugurated a new three-acre solar array at the capped landfill on Tuesday, but the installation has been up and running since January.

Norton Point Open Again to Oversand Vehicles

With the Norton Point breach now closed, vehicle traffic is again allowed on the barrier beach connecting Edgartown and Chappaquiddick.

Gay Head Light Secured as Relocation Project Begins

The Gay Head Light relocation project is under way on Monday morning.

New Energy for Vineyard Big Brothers Big Sisters Program

The Big Brothers Big Sisters program started on the Island in 1974 and has ranged in size over the years, pairing as many as 60 children with adult mentors. But the national organization was hit hard by the recession and seemed to fade from Vineyard consciousness.

Norton Point Breach Closing Benefits Birds, Shellfish

The closure of the Norton Point breach on Chappaquiddick after eight years will likely benefit oyster farms and shorebirds in one of the Island’s most pristine natural environments, several experts said this week.

Landmark Collaboration Helps Preserve Historic Tom's Neck Farm

The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank recently bought 31 acres of rare land at Tom's Neck Farm, the culmination of a complicated deal involving multiple sellers, local donors and a financing model that marks a first for the land bank.

Flipping the Switch: Gay Head Light Dimmed to Prepare for Move

At 10:33 a.m. Thursday, the automated double-cannon beacon installed in the Gay Head Light in 1989 stopped spinning and the iconic red-and-white signal went out. A temporary beacon has been installed nearby while the lighthouse is moved.

Island to Iditarod: Musher's Journey Began on the Vineyard

Jodi Bailey was born and raised in Vineyard Haven but now lives a continent away from her Island roots. She’s a professional dog musher based out of Chatanika, Alaska, about an hour north of Fairbanks, and completed her fourth Iditarod race last month — a race of more than 1,000 miles.

Crowds Turn Out to Say Bon Voyage to Gay Head Light

A steady stream of visitors on Saturday made one last visit to the Gay Head Light, which will soon be moved 190 feet from the eroding cliffs looking out toward Cuttyhunk and Rhode Island in the distance.