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World Cup has its niche here

Tomorrow, the fifth biggest sporting event in the United States will begin when South Africa hosts Mexico in the first match of the 2010 World Cup.

Relay for Life in pictures

In spite of an ominous weather forecast, spirits were high around the track and field oval behind the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School last Friday evening.

This is no way to commence

It is distressing to think that members of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Class of 2010 will commence their post-graduate lives Sunday in a spirit of controversy and division.


In a story published on June 3, "Che's finale," the band Pierre was incorrectly referred to as Sal McNamara's band.

Catch and release was a measured success

Fishing excitement and fun swims in all shapes and sizes.


In the June 3 issue of The Times, an account of the MV girls' lacrosse team's defeat of Ashland incorrectly reported that Taylor Hughes scored.

Noteworthy events

Brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and fresh breads will all be under the Linden Tree on Main Street in Vineyard Haven this Saturday.

Island Dems attend convention and help decide close contest

A small contingent of Vineyard delegates attended the state Democratic convention Friday and Saturday in Worcester.

A generous thespian

The Vineyard Playhouse is dark.

Weekend Celebration at Sense of Wonder

There is a long list of appropriate descriptions you could use to introduce Vineyard Haven's multi-talented Pam Benjamin: artist, teacher, dancer, sailor, environmentalist, and founder of the Sense of Wonder Creations.

A greater threat to consider

As a member of POINT (Protect Our Islands Now for Tomorrow), I have been trying to learn ways to a smarter renewable energy plan — ones that won't create ecologic havoc with no concomitant benefit to ratepayers, taxpayers or, indeed, anybody except those who will gain financially.

Interior secretary signs wind pact with East Coast governors

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the governors of 10 East Coast states Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding that formally establishes an Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium to promote the efficient, orderly, and responsible development of wind resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Regionalization is a people to people business

Helping one another, at the family, social, and municipal levels, is understood and practiced, almost flawlessly, on Martha's Vineyard.

Budget shortfalls threaten MV Family Planning

Ominous storm clouds loom on the horizon for Martha's Vineyard Family Planning (MVFP), a resource acknowledged as crucial by Island health professionals, teens, and many adults.

CSI expert separates fact from fiction at library talk

It is not often that an evening lecture at the West Tisbury Free Public Library begins with a warning about the graphic nature of the event.

Lt. Bettencourt made acting chief in Edgartown

Edgartown selectmen, at their regular meeting Monday, promoted police lieutenant Tony Bettencourt to acting chief and set a date for his permanent appointment as chief.

Edo Potter – Chappy personified

Edo Potter first visited Chappaquiddick in the winter of 1932, when she was five years old.

Rigging out to canoe

Vineyard paddling enthusiasts should be on the lookout for a new opportunity coming to Island waters this summer: outrigger canoeing.

Thanks to all who gave of themselves

Once again, it is the time of year to give thanks to those who have worked to improve our community by being caring and supportive with our young people.