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West Tisbury

We finished our taxes early enough Sunday afternoon to take the dogs out for a walk to see the newly cut opening.


It wasn't the most exciting election season here in Edgartown, but lack of contention has its merits: way more smiling faces.


You can drop in at the Vineyard Haven Library and ask for help with CLAMS library eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.


How is it only half way through April and I'm going full tilt and feel like it's summer pace without the summer weather? That seems wrong, somehow.


Vacation week.

We can do better

Why is there so much rubbish every day on the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.

MVCS thanks you for your help

The development office of Martha's Vineyard Community Services thanks the Martha's Vineyard community for disposing of your old, tired, and used electronics at our Spring Electronics Disposal Day on Saturday, April 6! By 2 pm we had filled more than four containers graciously provided by Bruno's Rolloff, Inc.

For children, less parental anxiety, more freedom

I have been taking care of young children in my home in West Tisbury for 32 years.

A better route

After yet another rejection at town meeting, it seems clear to me that Tisbury voters do not want the connector road.

Feeling rejected – a doctor crunch

We are fortunate on the Vineyard to have many fine physicians.

Small houses will keep the Vineyard healthy

The average house size in America in the 1960s was 1,200 square feet.

Big houses and Chilmark’s character

A big summer home used to be 5,000 square feet.

Community character – and we can feel it – is our one true industry

Our thorniest national problems — climate change, environmental degradation, and an economy in which one percent of the population holds more than 90 percent of all assets — are the result of the empowerment of individuals to abuse the commons we all share.

Custodians of a very special place

Next Monday night, voters in Chilmark will have the opportunity to decide whether the town should better protect the community's character by regulating the size of new residential construction.

Great article

Thank you for the great article [Habitat finishes one house and begins another, April 8] in the Community section of the MV Times, regarding the Habitat for Humanity ground breaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies in Bailey Park.

Your continued support

I would like to thank you and the staff of the MV Times for your continued support of the All-Island Spelling Bee.

We’re on it; would you like to help

This is for Martin and Susan Weiss and all concerned about the Gay Head Lighthouse, I'm happy to inform you that the town of Aquinnah is in the process of applying for ownership of the light due to its being decommissioned by the Coast Guard.

Aquinnah is on the job

In response to Martin Weiss's letter [What's happening with the Gay Head Light?, April 10], the town of Aquinnah has for some time been aware of the erosion problem at the Gay Head Cliffs and the impact upon our highly esteemed lighthouse.

Appreciation – Mike Renahan

To the Editor:The Chilmark board of health would like to pay tribute to the long and dedicated service of Mike Renahan, who served on the board from 1995 until his untimely death in October 2012.

Oak Bluffs finances refashioned

How did Oak Bluffs get its spending habits and realistic revenue projections in balance? It was an exercise in thoughtfulness and discipline.