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Smart energy thinking is blown away by wind power enthusiasm

If you are one of those who favor a clean, plentiful, growing, cheap supply of energy to support the growth of the American economy — and, naturally enough, its many subdivisions, including this tiny, remote (but not remote enough) outpost we call home — you cannot but despair.

What’s my story?

The Edgartown Public Library and I began building our story about five years ago, when my mother and I moved to Edgartown from Oak Bluffs.

You never do things alone

"You never do things alone," Ted Morgan told the cheering audience at Sunday's event honoring him.

Edgartown library honors essayists, Ted Morgan

On Sunday the Edgartown Library Foundation gathered 200 of their closest friends under white tents at the Field Club for a brunch to raise funds and celebrate Edgartown's most distinguished citizen and three young essayists.

Toward bicycle safety

On behalf of the Martha's Vineyard Camp-Meeting Association, I want to thank Chief Blake and the Oak Bluffs Police for providing officers to conduct a Bicycle Safety Clinic held at the campground on Saturday (July 10).

Is a university extension program possible here?

To the Editor:I remember when the Nathan Mayhew Seminars started years ago on the Island, and I was excited about the possibilities.

Gratitude abounds

To the Editor:The free Pancake Breakfast on July 3, honoring our Island veterans who sacrificed so much forthe freedom of our country was a big success.

A community that cares and acts

It is with a heavy heart and great pride that I write this letter about the tragic bicycle accident last week in Tisbury.

State would build a public fishing pier in Oak Bluffs

Island fishermen have often looked longingly at the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority terminal.

Loretta Balla

Loretta (Di Domenico) Balla, owner of the Seaview Hotel in Oak Bluffs, died May 28 at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth with family and friends by her side.

Robert J. Mocarski

An accomplished pilot, his first view of the Vineyard was from his Cessna 172 high over Nantucket Sound on his approach to the airport.

Gertrude H. B. Meras

A memorial celebration of the life of Gertrude Harned (Bonnie) Bunting Meras of East Chop, who died November 29 in Oak Bluffs, will be held this Saturday, July 17, at 11 am at the West Tisbury Congregational Church.

Kathleen A. Gillis

Kathleen Ann (McLean) Gillis of Vineyard Haven died at Martha's Vineyard Hospital on Friday, July 9, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A brief history of Coast Guard Station Menemsha

The United States Coast Guard traces its history back to August 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling.

Elita ways in

Ross Gannon began building his boat, Elita, almost 18 years ago.

How Island kids spend the summer

Martha's Vineyard is a busy place for teens in the summer.

Noteworthy events

Don't miss the 10th anniversary of Ice Savours this Friday, July 16 at the East Chop Beach Club.

Edgartown selectmen rule on dog attack

Edgartown selectmen agreed unanimously Monday to order pit bull owner Kyle Byrne of 3A Boylston Drive to post a $200 bond for a year on the dog.