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Dan Wolf, the first year: Working to translate a promise

As we remain focused on economic recovery and growth, we must do so in ways that are consistent with our values and in line with a vision of our future.

Sheriff’s Meadow will continue to strengthen community ties

Ensuring that our organization and our lands have strong, vital connections to the community is the single biggest goal of our plan.

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank walks a lengthier paper path

In 2011 the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank ecologist noticed a change that was ascribable to neither innovation nor shifting public tastes.

Community remains the cornerstone of Edgartown policing effort

Our officers take it personally when residents' homes are destroyed, vandalized and burglarized simply to feed a drug habit.

Edgartown District Court judge sees hopeful, and troubling, trends

Although the criminal totals engender some hope, we all know that a troubling trend on the Island is the growing abuse of prescription drugs.

Neighbors’ Voices: A collection of essays by Island leaders

An annual look at the year ending and the one beginning, from the vantage points of several Island leaders.

Reduce your heating bills and carbon footprint

My home has no furnace, and I only rarely use my wood stove.

A secret Santa

I want to say thank you to my secret Santa.

Call us

Good Samaritan, my husband, Peter Fisher, was out and about on his scooter trying to get around the neighborhood.

Questions about the roundabout

I have a request to make concerning the planning for the unpopular roundabout on the Edgartown Road.

The season of giving is not done

Letters regarding the Island Food Pantry and the support it has received in recent weeks attest to the activist, caring character of Islanders and Island organizations.

Good food, with friends

How wonderful it was at the Menemsha Cafe.

Find a sober ride next time

It makes me sad to see so many people I know and love in the court report for drunk driving over the last few months.

Meanwhile, special wishes from Vienna

I have been spending the holidays on the Austrian Riviera, namely seven weeks in the Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien, Austria's biggest hospital, suffering from delirium and pneumonia and other things too horrible to mention.

When he reached out, help was there

I would like to thank the following Island organizations: the Edgartown Council on Aging; Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group; Oak Bluffs Ambulance Service; Vineyard Nursing Association; Martha's Vineyard Community Services, and the Prostate Cancer Support Group.

Let’s think differently in 2012

Time again to fess up.

We potter on, still talking

The Times publishes in its print edition each week nearly every letter it receives from readers.

2011: The Martha’s Vineyard sports year in review

2011 was a banner year for the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS). Four banners, in fact, were raised to the rafters.