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Nancy W. Smith

Nancy Woollcott Smith died at her home off Tiah's Cove Road after a decline over several months.

Reel Picks

Even with Bette Midler, Neal Patrick Harris, and Nick Nolte doing the voices of anthropomorphized pets, it's a gimmicky, dog vs.

A daunting task, but developing safe cycling routes is essential

The sad death on July 6 of a bicyclist on State Road in Vineyard Haven has spurred discussion and some action on bicycle safety and the need for well-planned routes for bikes, and indeed for walkers, strollers, in-line skaters, baby-carriage pushers, dog walkers, etc.


"The country has evidently arrived at a point in its legal culture where no negative consequences seem to exist for making false or misleading claims to sell wind energy and take your property rights.

Menemsha and Nashaquitsa Ponds reopened to shellfishing

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) last Thursday opened all of Menemsha and Nashaquitsa ponds to shellfishing.

Let’s ask about wind factories’ effects on birds and sea creatures

I am looking forward with great interest to attending the Wind Energy Forum sponsored by POINT on August 8.

Noteworthy events

On Wednesday, August 11, the Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) will host their annual David H.

Vineyard Playhouse benefits from Hollywood gala

Last Sunday, August 1, distinguished film director Doug Liman opened his 18th century historic Chilmark homestead for a gala to benefit the Vineyard Playhouse.

New chapter for West Tisbury library

Some of West Tisbury's finest talent was on proud display on Sunday evening at "Library After Hours.

To a Lady with Attitude

this half-built nest on Crystal Lake.

A ballad at Owen Park

The Vineyard Haven Band performed their third of four concerts at Owen Park last Sunday evening, August 1 .

West Tisbury Bell Choir performs on Chappy ferry

The West Tisbury Handbell Choir boarded the Chappy Ferry, the On Time, last Friday evening for Bells On Time: A Floating Concert.

There’s more to the LCB dog story

This letter was written in response to a letter, "Don't let careless dog owners ruin the fun," by Vivien Stein, published July 29.

Wind turbine siting law now becalmed, passed in last minutes of House session

A proposal to streamline the development of wind turbine projects — hailed by supporters as a boon for clean energy and lambasted by critics as a giveaway to developers — came one procedural vote short of making its way to the governor.


Early this summer, The Times walked along the main streets of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, looking for interesting tattoos.

Besides death and taxes, here’s what you can count on

"Announcements come daily of companies cutting back on spending and payrolls, from struggling start-ups to industry stalwarts like Intel and I.

Battling abuse on Martha’s Vineyard

The 13th Annual Water Tasting by the Sea was held at the home of Richard and Nancy Friedman on Oyster Pond in Edgartown on Thursday, July 29.

Do most gallery owners want to be artists?

Zita Cousens, owner Cousen Rose Gallery: There are gallery owners who are artists, but many (and this would include me) who purely enjoy the art of selling.

Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society celebrates 40

The Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society concludes its 40th anniversary summer with its fifth and final concert this Monday and Tuesday, August 9 and 10.

Campaign against human trafficking in Oak Bluffs

This Sunday evening, August 8, the Not For Sale Campaign will give a compelling, one-hour presentation on human trafficking, specifically the sex-slave industry, at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle.