Classic undertaking

I’m not going to talk about New Year’s resolutions again. That ship has sailed. I’m sure that by this time, three weeks into 2010, you’ve made and broken yours. I decided that as I couldn’t even remember what mine were for 2009, it makes no sense to test myself and my feeble resolve. Besides, all […]

Island to island: Help for Haiti

Fadnor Pierre’s family is alive. Worry gnawed at the former Vineyard resident for five days last week while he waited for news of the fate of his family in Port-au-Prince. On Sunday, the Haitian native and his wife, Nahomie, learned that his father and extended family had survived the earthquake but had lost everything they […]

Origami unfolded: “Between the Folds”

Paper hats, paper airplanes, and origami cranes seem like child’s play. The documentary “Between the Folds” demonstrates that paper folding is far more sophisticated than children’s games. This intriguing film about the elegant art of origami will play Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Katharine Cornell Theatre under the auspices of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. […]

Editorial: The high price of affordability

The provision of needed affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard has become exclusively the responsibility of a series of public-private partnerships. Zoning and development rules prevent the market from contributing much, if at all. Taxpayers contribute, as do generous private donors in response to the solicitations of several nonprofit organizations that support the affordable housing cause. […]

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

January 8, 2010 Samuel G. Arruda, West Tisbury; DOB 1/10/85, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: one year pretrial probation. Matthew Hannigan, Edgartown; DOB 8/25/75, improper use of credit card over $250: guilty – six months in the house of corrections committed, must pay $90 VW. Elizabeth M. Jacobs, West Tisbury; DOB 5/27/92, OUI-liquor […]

Six win Chilmark homesites

Cameron Parry is one of six Island residents whose dreams came true Tuesday. Along with five other lucky residents, he will be able to afford a home on Martha’s Vineyard. His quiet joy reflected a level of excitement not often seen in the quiet selectmen’s meetings convened twice monthly in a generally near-empty room. But […]