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Wonderful day for a festival

The Tisbury School celebrated its annual harvest festival last Sunday.

So many to thank

This past weekend was the Second Annual Martha's Vineyard Yoga Festival.

Accessibility is an issue

I was born on Martha's Vineyard.

Flag needs attention

If the owner had a bit of pride in its condition, he would have replaced it long ago.

The only place

I am an Islander that unfortunately has moved away from the only place I have ever wanted to live.

Quick response

My thanks to Jack Law and Tony from R.

Quality health care

Our father/husband/grandfather was transferred to Martha's Vineyard Hospital in late August for what would turn out to be two hospitalizations.

Efficiency and kindness

On Sunday of the Columbus Day weekend I had a rather bad bicycle accident, the result of which was my first ride in an ambulance.

Sympathetic to visitors

I have nothing but sympathy for

Welcoming and relaxing

We recently spent five days on Martha's Vineyard, and apart from the weather defying (in our favour) the forecasts, we experienced significant gestures of friendship from residents, which we would like to put on record.

An ‘abomination’

There's no reason for a roundabout, only the wish by some members of the Martha's Vineyard Commission not to alienate the selectmen of Oak Bluffs, who put forward the ill-advised project.

High caliber character

Please publish my letter of thanks and appreciation to Ann Hawksbee of Edgartown, also an employee of the Stop and Shop there, for her refreshing honesty.

MVC vote on roundabout skirts its legislative responsibility

Despite widespread grassroots opposition, on October 6, at two minutes to 11 pm, after three hours of often appalling discussion, a bare majority of one vote of the MVC approved the flawed and unneeded roundabout project for the intersection of the Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road with Barnes and Airport Roads.

At the very heart of the education mystery

What matter most are good teachers, not school committee members, administrators, iPads, the latest digital learning software, the size of the class, and not even the amount of money spent per student in any school system.

More of the same is the SSA strategy

As of the end of September, three-quarters of the way through the Steamship Authority's year, passenger volumes declined, compared to 2010, by 1.

Sally S. Nevin

Sally Shiverick Nevin, an Island native, was the daughter of Dr.

Daily Planner: Wednesday, October 12

Steamship Authority schedule change reminder and events going on today.

Get Your Pink On marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The MV Breast Cancer Support Group will host the event at Isabelle's Beach House, 83 Seaview Ave. Oak Bluffs on October 19.

Two young women see Africa from Martha’s Vineyard

This winter, Lila Fischer and Hannah Kahl will travel to Uganda where they will work at Earth Birth, an international women's health collective.


Island nonprofit organizations "whose goal is to improve the quality of life in the Martha's Vineyard community" are invited to apply for a Farm Neck Foundation grant this month.