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MV Sharks tied for first after busy week on diamond

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks still remain tied for first place in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League standings with an 11-7 record.

Keystone Kid wins Murdick’s July 4th road race

David Strauss of Orfield, Pa., won the annual Fourth of July five mile Murdick's Fudge Run the Chop Challenge, Monday completing the course in 28:27.

Oak Bluffs police make arrest in East Chop break

Oak Bluffs police arrested a man in connection with a robbery at an unlocked house on Monhegan Avenue while the homeowners slept upstairs.

Eliot E. Macy

Eliot Eldridge Macy, known to almost everyone by his nickname "Bud," died on June 27, surrounded byfamily, at his home in Vineyard Haven.

Reel Picks

Cameron Diaz is mean, rotten Elizabeth, a teacher only until she can marry the egotistical and wealthy Scott (Justin Timberlake) — nevermind poor schlub Russell (Jason Segel), her unrelenting suitor.

Fredric T. Thurber

Fredric Townsend "The Reverend" Thurber of West Tisbury died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the age of 67 at Mass General Hospital following surgery.

State budget deal envisions savings in health care costs

A deal between House and Senate leaders on health care reform would give cities and towns the option to make changes to employee health coverage

Martha’s Vineyard VFW fluke tourney provides reason to fry

It's no fluke to catch a winning fish on Martha's Vineyard.

Dukes County weighs state guidance on budgeting, accounting

County committee considers, but rejects, most recommendations in a critical state report.

Dukes County plugs hole in rodent control budget

Oak Bluffs voters said "Rataphooey," but Dukes County found the money to finance rodent control on the Island.

All Americans should want further 9/11 investigation

The good news is that the 9/11 controversy is alive and well here on Martha's Vineyard.

Beautiful gift

The staff and consumers of Lagoon Heights, a residential program of Fellowship Health Resources Inc.

A splendid Juneteenth

The Martha's Vineyard NAACP expresses its heartfelt thanks to all who made this year's Juneteenth celebration a sold-out success.

Civil dialogue is important

I am provoked by your most recent letters to the editors to share what I have experienced and to do it with proper respect, honesty, and humility.

They deserve a reward

Here's a message to Devon and Eugene, college students, no last names, working on the Island this summer.

Some tips for busy summer bicycling

With the summer season ready to truly burst forth this July 4 weekend, it is again timely to remind people traveling around the Vineyard — visitors and Islanders alike, whether motorist or bicyclist — of the need for safety on our narrow and often congested roads and shared-use paths.

Thanks to all

A much belated thanks to the police and EMTs who helped me when, in the middle of the night, I suffered a bad medication reaction.

How did you do it?

I'd like to thank my family for throwing me a suprise 80th birthday party.

Not inviting

The most recent changes to your website are less than positive.

By any other name

In the June 30 issue of The Martha's Vineyard Times, about the