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Robyn and Simon Athearn of West Tisbury announce the birth of their son, Ignatius Orrson Athearn, on November 4 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Art in the Stacks features painter Robert Schaefer this month

Art in the Stacks is a library initiative that gives artists opportunities to show their work.

Compassion and kindness

To the Editor: We thank Barbara Prada, the animal control officer for Edgartown and the entire staff at Vineyard Veterinary Clinic for their compassion and...

Elementary strings program a good deal

Editor's Note: The writer is an instructor in the elementary strings program.

Nobody wants it

To the Editor: Okay, enough already. Nobody wants your old, curbside couch or mattress. Remember, you left it out because you did not want it. And,...

An Island tale

To the Editor: Recently my wife experienced a medical emergency, the outcome of which we feel merits sharing. On the pitch black early morning of...

Thanks to the community

To the Editor: Martha's Vineyard Community Services thanks the Martha's Vineyard community for showing your support of our agency this fall. The people of this...

In character

To the Editor: When Bob Clay took to the podium at the Derby awards ceremony, with the hard-earned, well-deserved chance for a brand-new Clay Motors...

Get on with medical marijuana

To the Editor: This is in response to a Letter to the Editor Marijuana dispensary law, not honest or sound, published October 31. I...

Not the place for a dispensary

To the Editor: As a mother, I am grateful to live a community where I feel as though our children are a priority. That is...

Obesity and infrastructure

Peg Regan's efforts to advance local adoption of Complete Streets bylaws were not well received in town halls across the Island, which is too bad.

West Tisbury voters approve zoning changes for marijuana dispensaries

Voters turned aside an amendment that would have further limited dispensary locations and postponed a bylaw to prohibit pot smoking in public.

Aquinnah special approves Gay Head Lighthouse land purchase

Voters agreed that the purchase price was fair and the property is essential to future plans for the lighthouse.

Penny Huff

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Hope Hospice, PO Box 4188, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, whose angel-like presence was a huge relief during her last days.

Oak Bluffs voters will consider marijuana district

Special town meeting tonight, 7 pm, at the Oak Bluffs School.

Island students shine at Foxboro tech conference

The students and teacher presented an exhibit, "Flipping Math in the Fifth Grade," about a method of using technology in teaching and learning.

Margot Weston received Spirit of the Vineyard Award Saturday

The Spirit of the Vineyard Award is co-sponsored by Hospice of Martha's Vineyard and Vineyard Village at Home.

Tech support for nature lovers

Experts regularly peruse new postings to verify the IDs, making the information on BugGuide almost as reliable as that in old-fashioned, fully edited, paper-based field guides.