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Spring has sprung in many ways, shapes, and forms.


Welcome Spring.


Everything is finally waking up! Easter weekend brought a surprising number of visitors to the Island, which we discovered while attempting to pick up a friend at the boat early Friday evening.

Edgartown set to debate $29.8 million budget, medical marijuana

In Edgartown, the issues include medical marijuana, and a need for two new fire trucks.

Chappaquiddick’s shifting sands follow a natural pattern

The erosion that threatens a large seasonal house on the southeast corner of Martha's Vineyard is part of a repeating cycle.

Tisbury annual takes another look at connector road

Voters will consider 56 warrant articles and a $21,480,032 budget at annual town meeting Tuesday.

Oak Bluffs annual tackles sharks, roads, marijuana

In addition to a $25.5 million budget, voters will debate the monster shark tournament.

West Tisbury voters take up 37 articles, $14.7 million at annual

The warrant includes a request to fund the construction of a new $2.8 million police station.

A successful kick-off

Sincerest thanks to the Island community for your response to the Martha's Vineyard Toastmasters Club kick-off meeting at the Vineyard Haven American Legion on March 27.

Thanks to Tisbury Farm Market

Thank you to Chef Steve at the Tisbury Farm Market for a most abundant delicious feast.

Thanks to so many

The parents, teachers, and preschool students of Grace Preschool thank all of the individuals and businesses that donated to our annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction, which took place at Grace Preschool/Grace Church on Saturday, March 23.

Artificial protection needed at Wasque

The Schifter house move presents a sobering contradiction.

TTOR abuses year-round member/users

I would like to respond to the TTOR letter [The Trustees look ahead to spring, March 27], recently published about the Cape Poge/Norton Point Wildlife areas being closed to oversand vehicles.

Just like home – sort of

During the past 50-plus years, we have progressed from casual visitors to annual vacationers to summer residents and now to full-time wash-ashores from Rochester, New York.

Time to say thanks

I am grateful to the voters of Oak Bluffs.

Zoning based on bad analysis

I've sent the following to the Chilmark planning board.

Not grotesque, but the result of hard work

In response to Doug Cabral's barrage of opinion [At Large: Saying why and saying it clearly, March 27, and At Large: The 'Not our crowd' approach to zoning against big houses, March 20] on the proposed Chilmark zoning bylaws, maybe he would not refer to the proposal as grotesque if he had seen the literally thousands of hours spent by really smart people who considered information from many sources, analyzed scads of town data and reached many compromises before formulating this extremely thoughtful and carefully constructed proposal.

A link to better health

The corporate link between Martha's Vineyard Hospital (MVH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), under the Partners HealthCare umbrella, has improved care to Islanders and their seasonal visitors.

Getting around, but maybe not here

In San Francisco last week, the restaurant I had to get to was six blocks downhill from where I was staying.

Chilmark Coffee Company receives USDA organic certification

The Chilmark Coffee Company is now certified organic.