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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Housing Trust clarifies affordability safeguards

To the Editor:Last week's article in the Vineyard Gazette regarding the Island Housing Trust's request to amend the West Tisbury planning board's special permit...

Thanks to NStar

To the Editor:In the very early morning hours of January 7 (about 12:30 am), an unidentified vehicle struck and wiped out the main transformer...

Better health care choices

To the Editor:Thanks, MV Times, for the well researched, clear and helpful article that still gives us hope for some better choices ("Hospital dollars...

On memory’s road

To the Editor:Just finished my usual skim of Island news via MV Times, and a short article by Doug Cabral caught my eye. In...

Bridge enough

To the Editor:Can someone explain to me, with a straight face, why the new bridge is considered to be temporary? It seems sturdy enough...

Thanks to Coach Sherman

To the Editor:I just wanted to take a moment to thank Coach Sam Sherman for all his years of hard work and dedication to...

The coach would continue

To the Editor:I would like to respond to the notice in the help wanted column of The Martha's Vineyard Times, about the boys JV...

The plan didn’t notice the iceberg

To the Editor:In "Not the Last Word" (Jan. 7), Nis Kildegaard frames the Island Plan as a conversation. I'm intrigued.Where did this conversation come...

Pulling weeds and business

To the Editor:Morning Glory Farm is a farm. I worked there in the field for two summers, not as a young back-to-the-lander but as...

It is a farm

To the Editor:Though I've been told that you can't please all the people all the time, it's still upsetting to read the letter from...

MVCS’s new leader: Wiet Bacheller

When John and Wiet Bacheller first moved to the Island in 1968, seven years after Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) was established, the couple...

West Tisbury

Tucked into crevices of tree bark, stonewalls, shingles, and wood piles, snow has remained un-melted as temperatures stayed below freezing all week. There is...

Stuffed up

When Snuffy, the 18-year-old cat, arrived with a complaint of chronic nasal discharge, I have to admit I wasn't thrilled. My own geriatric kitty...

Tisbury

Don't forget to vote! The polls open at 7 am on Tuesday. Your vote may choose the deciding vote on national health care. I...

Play on: “Twelfth Night”

For every season there is a play, and right after New Year's, it's time for "Twelfth Night." Cue Shakespeare for the Masses: Quick and...

Crafty solutions

The holidays are over, the snow is not leaving, and the artic blast just doesn't seem to end. Why not settle in, get cozy,...

Senate election is Tuesday

On Tuesday voters on Martha's Vineyard and across Massachusetts will go to the polls to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the...

Medicare cuts will harm many providers

The current debate in Washington isn't solely about the grand goal of expanding access to health insurance. It has turned into a spar about...

Oak Bluffs

All the people who decided to go to the warmth of Florida after the holidays must be shivering in the cold by now, just...

MVC approves Morning Glory expansion

Morning Glory Farm won approval from the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) for an ambitious plan to expand the well-known farm store on the Edgartown-West...