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It’s not about who said what

The debate continues over online comments.

Blood drive Wednesday cancelled due to weather

The American Red Cross blood drive scheduled for January 12 at the Portuguese American Club on Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs was canceled due to the snow storm that hit the region.

State law puts new limits on health plan enrollment

Massachusetts residents who do not have health insurance are now limited to two enrollment periods in which they may buy it in 2011, under a law that went into effect last month.

Barbara F. Seward

Barbara Flanders Seward, 87, of Menemsha died on Monday, January 3, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a long illness.

New State Road sidewalk in the works for Tisbury

Surveyors on State Road in Vineyard Haven began preliminary work this week for a new sidewalk the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division (MassHighway) plans to design and construct by summer.

Barbara Lipke

Storyteller, teacher, great-grandmother, activist, and kibitzer, Barbara Stix Lipke died on the morning of January 3 of complications of old age (85 years).

Helen P. White

Helen P (Benefit) White, 85, died peacefully with her family at her side, December 29 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Chilmark selectmen begin work on Fy2012 budget

Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday inked a deal with a marine contractor to rebuild the new wooden pier connector to the West Dock in Menemsha, reviewed several department budgets for next year, and discussed plans to add four new people to the Tri-Town Ambulance Service.

Anita Marie Ciancio

Anita Marie (Labelle) Ciancio, 87, of Oak Bluffs died Monday evening, January 3, 2011 at Windemere Nursing Home.

Anne W. Gordon

Anne Welch Gordon, a resident on Eastville Avenue in Oak Bluffs for 27 full years of retirement and for summers since 1942, died on November 23 in Oakland, California, where she was living near her daughter.

So far, very good for beer/wine sales in Tisbury

The record of the first season of beer/wine licensing for Tisbury restaurants conforms to the expectations of most reasonable townspeople.

Real estate prices here still forbiddingly high

Before the economy took a tumble, homeowners checked the weekly sales of nearby real estate rather than the Dow Jones Averages, to see how much their net worth had increased.

MVC proposes rules for wind turbines

Enclosed with this letter to Island planning boards are model regulations prepared for the Island Wind District of Critical Planning Concern.

Marjorie G. Masek

Marjorie Gibbon Masek, age 70, died on December 10 at her home in Vineyard Haven, with her family gathered to her bedside, and supported by Dyan Espindle, RN of Island Hospice.

MV boys win first inter-Island hockey game

Whenever Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket high schools meet to play a contact sport it is assumed that the game will be a highly spirited and a physically challenging contest.

Sports Highlights

The MVRHS girls' hockey team lost 6-3 to Marshfield on Wednesday, December 29.

Alma P. Barvenik

Alma Pjura Barvenik, 92, of Stratford, Connecticut, the widow of Frank X.

High school basketball girls team downs Wayland

Last Thursday, the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity basketball team played host to the Wayland Warriors and treated them to a 52-37 whippin'.