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Edgartown dredge foreman, committee wrangle over new protocols

In a contentious meeting of the dredge advisory committee, the dredge foreman objected to new procedures intended to provide oversight.

Edgartown house fire is subject of arson investigation

Police and fire investigators suspect arson was the cause of a fire that broke out in a vacant house at 4 am, February 18 in Dodger's Hole.

Martha’s Vineyard ferry service is weather and design dependent

Ultimately the decision to cancel a trip is left up to the ferry captain's judgment. They are ultimately responsible.

Dukes County manager to remain a full-time job

Dukes County commissioners decide they want to expand, not reduce, the role of county manager.

Surprise cost reduction trims Dukes County spending

An unexpected revision in the Dukes County budget will reduce the amount towns are assessed to fund county government.

West Tisbury selectmen diverge on scope of road repair

The roads need work, and money is relatively cheap now, but $2.67 million is still a lot for West Tisbury to raise right now.

From Martha’s Vineyard to LA: A star on the rise

A Vineyard native, Ms. Zadeh's innate talent has catapulted her from a shy little girl to a young woman who works with big stars.

Dance up next at Hebrew Center Arts Festival

Island dance troupe to perform at the Hebrew Center's Arts Festival.

In the kitchen with Dan Sauer of Aquinnah

Good Taste columnist recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Sauer and ask him five questions about cooking and eating.

Readers share their favorite Martha’s Vineyard stores

Stores include Little Leona's, CB Stark, and Trader Fred's.

Jean Metcalf Chapman

Jean Metcalf Chapman, 93, of Auburn, N.

Primaries approach

Perhaps you've all heard that the presidential primaries are taking place in your towns.

A mooring policy out of whack

The Vineyard Haven harbormaster has established a private mooring transfer policy without any discussion and review by the harbor committees or the selectmen.

A community-health care match

I wear many hats at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital: board trustee and officer, chairman of the ethics committee, occasional outpatient and patron of the outstanding cafeteria, EMT, and recently, an inpatient.

Please, SSA, do something

On Saturday, February 25, my family and I made a reservation for the 9:30 am boat.

Mill Pond proposal raises questions

The letters about removing the dam at the West Tisbury Mill Pond as a way to re-introduce ocean trout raise some questions in my mind.

A fuller understanding of the Mill Pond possibilities

It is necessary to correct and respond to several items mentioned in Anna Alley's letter to the editor published February 23, entitled

A talent whose impact lingers

I met Julian [Robinson] many moons ago.

Our man at Walden Pond, just trying to get along

To many of you, broadly and deeply acquainted with such anomalies, it will not be a surprise to learn that Henry David Thoreau, he of the Walden Pond hermitage, was not only a naturalist but a peculiarly anarchical exponent of civil disobedience, in the traditions of Gandhi, King, the Tea Party, and the Occupy folks, but really in a tradition all his own.

Another opportunity lost in confusion and disorder

You may recall a review of the record of