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Ada Mae Daniels

Ada Mae Daniels died peacefully at her home in Oak Bluffs with her family beside her on Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was 80.Ada...

Vehicle rollover at Chilmark-Aquinnah town line

At 2 pm, Wednesday, Up-Island police, fire rescue and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of a vehicle rollover on State Road at...

YMCA infant swim program seeks sign ups

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is seeking to enroll members in a program designed to teach infants and young children basic water skills. Registration...

West Tisbury: Neat new police station

I have to admit a nostalgia for the old station with Chief George Manter's acid green entryway and its view of the pond, the smallness of the station and the town's troubles, a different time.

Oak Bluffs: Fire Museum is a dream come true

...On January 7, 1891, the Good Will Hose Company of the Oak Bluffs Fire Department met with the following persons from Highland Hose No. 2...with the still familiar names of Landers, Carter, Rice, Pease, Webb, Mayhew, Harriman, and Ripley responding.

Tisbury: changes, big and small

I must be getting old because I no longer welcome change. I can assure you that I won’t be the only one who will...

Managing the Mill Pond

To the Editor:This is a letter I have written to Prudy Burt:Thank you again for the presentation you put on at the fire station this...

Support Mill Pond dredging article

To the Editor:West Tisbury town warrant Article 32 for the Community Preservation Act committee’s (CPC) funding appropriation of $30,000 is for the design and...

Serving the Vineyard community well

To the Editor:I believe Doug Cabral — reporter, editor, and citizen — has served the Vineyard community well. Beginning his Island newspaper experience under...

Thanks and please root for us

To the Editor:The high school girls lacrosse team will be traveling to England over spring vacation. This will be a trip to remember, as...

Edgartown: town column is like a time capsule

One time, a friend wrote from Afghanistan thanking me for a birthday shout-out. And every time my column is late to go live, I get angry emails from a couple of Texans who eagerly await their weekly dose of Dock Street gossip like two junkies who just can’t kick the Murdick’s Fudge.

Pepe’s last few minutes

Once in a while in life, everything seems to be going fine, and a minute later your whole world has fallen in. That happened to me this week while I was watching a sweetheart of a dog named Pepe. -Bob Lane

Amazing support for Connect

To the Editor:Last Tuesday evening, members of our community braved the cold and windy weather to show their support of our Island’s only domestic...

Please support adult education

To the Editor:Please attend town meetings to cast your vote to support adult and community education on Martha’s Vineyard because:1. Adult education is an...

Supports Mill Pond dredging study article

To the Editor:The residents of West Tisbury will be meeting on April 8 to vote on an array of articles applicable to Community Preservation...

Support ACE MV

As the town meeting season begins this spring, I hope that all Island residents will support funding for our adult education program, which has been offering classes to all of us for the last six years. -Barbara Thomas Murphy

Reduce their ‘unwelcome presence’

To the Editor:At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, former vice-presidential aspirant Paul Ryan presented the inspirational story of a young boy from a...

Edgartown apartment plan should go elsewhere

To the Editor:I’ve written to Charles C. Hajjar about his request for a special permit to create 10 new apartments at the Four Flags...

Katie will be missed

To the Editor:We were saddened to read that this week marks Katie Carroll's last Chilmark column. We just wanted to thank Katie for her...