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No need for federal action

With the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Congress endorsed a national goal to provide critical communication services to areas that are not currently being served.

Comcast must serve Chappy

As the Island-wide Cable Advisory Board finishes up its negotiations with the Comcast Cable Company for a new 10-year license for cable TV coverage of Martha's Vineyard, property owners on Chappaquiddick are apprehensive and hopeful of support from the rest of the Island of Martha's Vineyard in obtaining Cable TV for Chappaquiddick.

Legislators should do our business in the open too

The League of Women Voters of Martha's Vineyard supports the expansion of the state's open-meeting law to the state Senate and House of Representatives.

Let the green table continue

I recently visited the Oak Bluffs dump for recycling and was surprised to hear that the very green free table was no longer to be in existence.

Chappy get a clue

When are the people of Chappaquiddick going to get a clue? Your little cul-de-sac of a neighborhood will not get anything from the town of Edgartown unless it directly benefits the majority of the town of Edgartown.

Not rocket science

I read the article in the M.

Ban this, ban that

First they banned the other towns' people from the beach, and I didn't speak out, because I wasn't an out-of-towner.

A dog’s view of his community

As a canine citizen of Oak Bluffs, I must tell the story of my recent escape and rescue in our town.

Yvan E. Girard

Yvan, "Ivan," Girard, 57, died peacefully in his Oak Bluffs home on October 27, 2011, surrounded by the love of his wife, Nancie, his daughter, Ashley, and his brother-in-law, Gregory Lucas, after his all-too-short battle with cancer.

Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society brightens off-season

This Saturday, Vineyarders will have the opportunity to enjoy a spirit-lifting performance by four renowned musicians.

“Small Treasures” opens at Louisa Gould Gallery

Fifteen artists are showing their new work at the seventh annual "Small Treasures" holiday show at the Louisa Gould Gallery.

Island filmmakers raise Media Voices for children

The Kenyan Schoolhouse is an initiative to provide educational opportunities for impoverished children in one of the poorest areas of the world.

Recipes for the Thanksgiving turkey that keep on giving

Do not throw away that big bird just yet. Here are several culinary possibilities for leftovers.

Vineyard shoppers can miss Black Friday, save

Many of our Island stores have set out to prove that they can also celebrate the opening of the holiday shopping season with some great bargains.

Reel Picks

The people who brought us Wallace & Gromit created this clever animated Christmas tale about Santa's klutzy youngest son who at the last minute discovers an undelivered bicycle and takes matters into his own hands.

Cultural Festival gives international flair to high school

Food, arts, and performances from near and far filled the high school with unusual sounds, sights, and smells Saturday evening.

Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club was casino night winner

What happens in Edgartown stays in Edgartown, on Casino Night.

Twilight film fans turned out for a howling good time

Vampire fans roamed among the Oak Bluffs Library stacks Friday.

Vineyard books make good gifts

Sometimes a book is the perfect present.

Fairs, bazaars, and sales to visit

The following is a list of holiday bazaars, craft sales, and fairs you can visit to socialize and shop for holiday gifts.