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Perhaps it’s time to review the MVC enabling law

For nearly two years, between 2006 and 2008, members of the Dukes County charter study commission probed and debated the state charter that enables county government as we know it.

Chilmark to crack down, after another accident

Chilmark police cited a Chilmark man for drunk driving, following a two-car accident on Middle Road, at about 5 pm Tuesday.

Rowing against the Alzheimer’s tide

Rowers of all shapes and sizes — and especially those known for their endurance — are encouraged to join a benefit row from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven on Saturday, November 27.


A story published on November 10, headlined "FY12 MVC budget stings Edgartown," reported incorrectly that the $25,700 added to the budget last year to insulate employees from a change made in the share they were required to contribute to pay for health insurance premiums was a one-time addition.

Sun and jet skiiers came out Saturday

Cape Cod residents, Craig Brown and Shawn Gillis, inspired no doubt by the unfamiliar sunshine that drew so many of us outdoors after days of wind, rain, and gloom, wanted an adventure.

Vineyard Coach Don Herman, on eve of Island Cup

"Temperature," said Donald Herman, when asked about the biggest difference between living on Martha's Vineyard and Savannah, Georgia, where he's from.

Deal clears way to expand Katama Airport hangar

Edgartown's selectmen, conservation commission, and Airfield commission, with the help of town counsel Ronald Rappaport, have fashioned a plan to expand the Katama Airfield hangar.

Inside info

For many it is the height of deer season, but in my house it is the start of fruit fly season.

West Tisbury

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Benjamin Ian Julier

Ian Julier died peacefully at home in West Tisbury on November 4 with family by his side after a lengthy illness.

Leander P.C. Brown

Leander Patricia Carney Brown a 40-plus-year resident of Maplewood, N.

Excellent, thanks

This is to commend reporter Gwyn McAllister and Whit Griswold, editor, for the thorough and thoughtful article regarding Centering Prayer (November 4, MVTimes) and for various announcements of the Centering Prayer Retreat in the Calendar section, same edition.

The old heave-ho is no ho-ho-ho

We've been putting things in boxes, looking through the debris collected during a couple of decades and four kids.

Vineyard Knitworks celebrates grand opening

Vineyard Knitworks owner Alix DeSeife-Small will celebrate the grand opening of her new retail shop at 10 State Road in Vineyard Haven on Sunday, November 21, from 10 am to 5 pm, complete with refreshments.

New program on use of tiles

Martha's Vineyard Tile Company owners, Annie and Jeremy Bradshaw, will add a new dimension to their tile business, with a television production called Tile Trends.

Misuse of eminent domain

I was disturbed to read about the selectmen's desire to look into using eminent domain to take over a private business on Main Street.

Permanent Endowment offers chance to make $1,000 gift

What if you had $1,000 to give away? MJ Bruder Munafo had a chance to find out.

MVC should be shrunk

Edgartown is justified to challenge the unbalanced funding they have been contributing to the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC).

START treaty now

It is time for the Senate to cut bloated nuclear stockpiles and restore inspections of Russia's nuclear arsenal by approving the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

Alan T. Campbell

Alan Townsend Campbell, age 71, died on October 25, 2010 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.