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West Tisbury opens tap on beer and wine licenses

The owners of the popular State Road restaurant submitted an application for a license on Friday. More applications are expected.

Martha’s Vineyard stores 50 years and still going

The oldest known store that I could find is Alley's General Store. Alley's was established in 1858 by Nathan Mayhew and was called SM Company.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens ‘One Day on Earth’

A remarkable new documentary released in conjunction with Earth Day gives new meaning to the term globalization.

Noteworthy events

Bark basics at Polly Hill, last comedy night at Harbor View Hotel, three art shows, and more.

Reel Picks: More on movies playing this week

"American Pie" 10 years later.

Hugo Fiorato

Hugo Fiorato, Principal Conductor and Conductor Emeritus of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, of Southport, CT and Martha's Vineyard, died peacefully at age 98 in Boston.

A Mother’s Day message may win Mom a massage

The MV Times will publish a special page on May 10 featuring messages to Moms. To submit, call Danielle at 508-693-6100 or email Danielle@mvtimes.com

Help Island EMTs

Join us to celebrate, as your Island EMTs and emergency personnel take to the catwalk for a charity fashion show in an effort to make us all aware of the importance of women's health, at the Harbor View Hotel this Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 10 pm.

Food for the soul

I enjoyed the coverage in The Times of the graduation of the "English as a second language" class that recently took place at the high school.

Good job

Don't know if you remember me, but I used to work at the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

A splendid library tea

Another reason to love this wonderful Island.

Does Cape Wind threaten terns?

The August 1962 issue of National Geographic magazine tells us that Horseshoe Shoals is one of the largest tern fishing and breeding grounds in the world.

Price gouging undermines Island consumers

I genuinely want to support local businesses and keep money circulating through the Island economy.

Roundabout, but somewhere else

While I am in favor of the Roundabout, why build it at the blinkety-blink four-way stop where problems no longer exist? Put it two miles further west where it'll do some good, at the intersection of Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and State Road.

Not Mayberry anymore

It saddens and frightens me to write that the Vineyard is no longer a place of safety for me anymore.

Come on, Comcast

Thank you Pam Dolby, Jennifer Rand, Edgartown selectmen, and all the other Island town officials that are pushing Comcast to provide service to Chappaquiddick.

Open government requires quality leaders

Oak Bluffs secrecy is the subject of MVTimes scrutiny this morning, but the issue is common to all of the public agencies that do the people's business, in the six towns and at the regional and county levels.

My plea – let go of the Roundabout

Consulting psychologists recommend that obsessions can be tricky.