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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Inaccessibility

To the Editor:I was incarcerated in an airtight enclosure of approximately two an a half feet by four feet and several inches on Saturday,...

Many helpers

To the Editor:I would sincerely like to thank everyone who helped me the night of December 19, after I suffered a heart attack under...

Shoveling needed

To the Editor:Five days following last Wednesday's snowfall, little has been done by the Edgartown Highway Department to make sidewalks passable, aside from a...

Thinking outside the bubble

There's been a surreal quality to all this past year's news of economic disasters. The most difficult idea for us to accept on the...

Issue resolved with state, Sheriff’s Meadow finds issues remain over Gazette coverage

During the past six months Sheriff's Meadow found itself in the unusual position of claiming that it was the victim of unfair and inaccurate...

Sheriff’s Meadow resolves habitat issues with state

The Sheriff's Meadow Foundation (SMF) yesterday announced that the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program has approved a plan to mitigate the effects...

Slavins win Chilmark homesite in lottery

Perhaps the firm kisses Dardanella (Muldaur) Slavin planted on each of her two lottery tickets before depositing them in the Chilmark affordable homesite lottery...

DCR to clear 110 acres of pines in State Forest

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced that work would begin next week to remove dead and dying red pines from about...

Burst sprinkler pipe floods Tisbury galleries

A pipe in a fire suppression sprinkler system at 54 Main Street burst on the evening of January 2, flooding the Simon Gallery and...

New pot law poses questions on enforcement

Island police officers and courts are proceeding slowly this week to enforce a new law that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana. In the view...

Hospital acts quickly to stop “stomach flu” spread

A highly infectious and very unpleasant intestinal viral infection struck Martha's Vineyard like a winter blizzard over Christmas. The prevalence of the infection was...

For National Honor Society members, it’s more than grades

It took more than good grades for 43 new inductees to be selected for the regional high school's National Honor Society Chapter (NHS). In...

Home Port restaurant sale nears

The sale of the Home Port Restaurant in Menemsha will be completed in the first week of February, and the well known Island seafood...

Change on the way

In the bowels of The Martha's Vineyard Times' techno center, things are humming. Change is on the way at mvtimes.com. In the nearly two...

Our 2009 to-do, no, must-do list

For several years, in the last newspaper of each year, we've asked Island leaders to write about the year ending and the one impending....

Bowling stones

The Cape Cod Curling Club in Falmouth will host a "Learn to Curl" opportunity this weekend at its home at 37 Highfield Drive in Falmouth,...

VYT annual tourney

The Vineyard Youth Tennis's annual Round Robin Extravaganza will begin Thursday, Feb. 5, with a silent auction at the bubble near the blinker. The...

Hawks best Blazers

The West Tisbury Hawks overcame a nine-point first half deficit to hand the visiting Oak Bluffs Blazers their first loss in two years, 61-58,...

High school hoops

Missing leading scorers Kia Minor and Molly Fischer, both hobbled with injuries, the Martha's Vineyard girls varsity basketball team lost to host Sandwich, 53-32,...

Island skaters win 3rd. straight

The visiting Trojans of Bridgewater-Raynham matched up well with Martha's Vineyard varsity hockey squad, Saturday evening at the Arena, but lost the contest to...