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Hugs, kisses, and kind words

To the Editor: I would like to thank so many people that helped me and my family during a very difficult time. Thanks to all...

Corporate gangsters

To the Editor: Bush and Cheney are corporate gangsters. They piloted government domestic and foreign policy for the benefit of corporations. They killed more Americans...

War is the question

To the Editor: A few words to Peter Colt Josephs (Letters, Jan. 15): War does not determine who is right - only who is left. Vivienne Perry Vineyard...

SSA gift cards are “no good here”

To the Editor: I was given a Steamship Authority gift card for Christmas this year (a thoughtful and practical gift) and have tried to use...

Enough with the aggression

To the Editor: While bombs fell on the streets and homes of Gaza, it was ironic to see photos of our very own Vineyard SWAT...

SWAT fear

To the Editor: Osama's not in Pakistan, Although Fox News tells you so. Is he in Iraq? In Iran? He may be on our island,...

Got to do it

To the Editor: The Youth Task Force appreciates the position of reader Megan Klein, in her letter titled, "Bad timing," published January 8. Although it...

Windemere ends year in the black

The Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center ended 2008 with a profit. The good news is tempered by uncertainty over the extent to which expected...

Flames damage home, but not family heirloom

Tisbury firefighters responded to a house fire at 87 Spring Hill Road Friday afternoon. They arrived at the one and three-quarter story wood shingled...

Oak Bluffs, Edgartown cut COLA increases

The Oak Bluffs personnel board has recommended against a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for town employees this year. The decision follows a similar...

Wind turbine energy plan at Northern Pines

A wind turbine project proposed at Northern Pines Farm in Tisbury, designed to provide energy for several Island farms, received a $40,000 grant last...

Island Home spills fuel, misses trips

The Steamship Authority's (SSA) Island Home ferry missed two trips Monday morning when an overfilled emergency generator fuel tank leaked a small amount of...

Ferry captain helps rescue airliner crash survivors

Last Thursday at about 3:30 pm, Capt. Carl Lucas of South Kingston, Rhode Island, formerly of Oak Bluffs, turned on the engines of the...

Passenger traffic slumping, Hy-Line gets financial relief from SSA

In its first meeting of the New Year, held in Woods Hole on January 14, the Steamship Authority (SSA) provided financial relief for the...

If Dr. King were here today

In years past, we all have looked forward to celebrating and remembering the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as we recalled his...

Cape Wind – not persuasive

Cape Wind has won an important victory in its pursuit of federal, state, local, and popular permission to build its 130-turbine project on Horseshoe...

One-way proposal spurs East Chop debate

A group of East Chop residents has asked the town of Oak Bluffs to consider making East Chop Drive one-way for much of its...

More charges lodged against West Tisbury School teacher

Daniel K. Johnson, a West Tisbury School teacher, was arraigned in Edgartown District Court Tuesday on five new charges of furnishing alcohol to minors...

Fire destroys Codding Lane home

When Lewis Codding left for a trip to the dump Tuesday afternoon, he could have no idea what he would find when he returned...

Chilmark officials raise Home Port question

Chilmark selectmen Tuesday said they want to meet with the potential new owners of the Home Port restaurant to discuss three potential concerns related...