Yearly Archives: 2011

Reel Picks

The metal crunching fifth in the "The Fast and the Furious" series is set in Rio de Janeiro and includes a jail break, turbo-charged car crashes, rocket-propelled grenades, a $100 million bank heist, slam-bam car thefts, drug trafficking and the FBI in hot pursuit.

Editorial: They’ve got the data, but is it the right data

The news this week is that the Steamship Authority's managers have been busy assembling data to help them figure out which of their customers is subsidizing the others and to what extent.

At Large: It’s a silly old world, and it’s getting away...

In Americans' off-again, on-again quest for greater civility in public debates, I've been one of those renegades who defends, at least intermittently, the value and long tradition of contention.

New Oak Bluffs development planned, 61 homes on 68 acres

Two neighboring landowners this week began the permitting process to build 61 houses in a new development called Lagoon Ridge, off Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs.

SSA describes who pays for whom in rate analysis

An analysis of the Steamship Authority (SSA) rate structure, prepared by boatline management, shows that the cost of service on the Martha's Vineyard routes increased by 3.

Jean Marc Levesque

Jean Marc "Frenchy" Levesque, 64, of West Tisbury died on May 4 at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

From Martha’s Vineyard, fighting for human rights in Germany

The Times occasionally publishes essays from Vineyarders at home and abroad who are doing important work or having noteworthy experiences.

Noteworthy events

Island Thunder Sound System is hosting a DJ competition, also known as a Soundclash, at The Lampost this Saturday night, starting at 10 pm.

Edgartown selectmen offer option to trim health care costs

Edgartown selectmen approved a new medical insurance plan for retired town employees Monday, in an effort to trim costs.