Yearly Archives: 2013

Edgartown fire department puts the brakes to truck fire

After a busy storm-related weekend, Edgartown firefighters were called into action just after 7 pm on Monday by a report of a parked truck on fire near a house at 16 Sparrow Lane in the Dodger's Hole subdivision.

WBUR promises rich, but not local, programming

WBUR radio executives, along with Robin Young, on-air host of the nationally syndicated "Here & Now" PBS news and information program, visited Martha's Vineyard Wednesday to meet and greet local community and business leaders.


A story published January 23, "Oak Bluffs questions county pest control program accounting," incorrectly attributed the following quote by selectman Walter Vail to finance and advisory committee chairman Steve Auerbach.

USPS plans to end Saturday service to RFD customers

The Postal Service expects to save approximately $2 billion annually. Martha's Vineyard post office box customers will not be affected.

East Chop Drive damaged in storm, repairs run afoul of state...

Oak Bluffs is working on a permanent solution for the washed out roadway, but coastal zone regulations make it a difficult fix.

Business Brief: Kingston auto dealer sweetens deal for Islander shoppers

Marty's Buick, GMC, Isuzu dealership in Kingston off Route 3 is reaching out to Island residents who purchase a vehicle with an offer to pay for the ferry trip and help with some off-Island shopping.

At Large: Solar dollars

The results of an inquiry into Massachusetts's growing solar energy industry, published in the winter 2013 edition of CommonWealth magazine and written by Bruce Mohl, confirms understandings popular among alternative energy skeptics.

Editorial: Hats off to our friends and neighbors in emergency services

Commenter dondondon12 wrote this week, "I don't know what Nstar is doing, but i hope they keep doing it.

Time for fresh thinking about erosion

In light of the wasteful expense, energy consumption, and environmental damage related to moving the Schifter house, necessitated by severe beach erosion at Wasque, I would like to suggest a relatively inexpensive alternative which could save the house as well as the beach.