Winter in Aquinnah. It snowed, it rained, it got really cold and then rained more, it got warm (in the 50s!), and then cooled again. The wind whipped along as it does, sounding so cruel at times. In Menemsha a basking shark that had been caught in a fisherman’s net washed up on the shore. […]

More RNs needed

To the Editor: I would like to thank Dr. Pil for his explanation of what is ahead of us all in the health care world in his The National Landscape Has Changed Health Care article, published Jan 2. Under the new ACA guidelines, penalties will be imposed upon hospitals for early re-admissions. This will be […]

The need was met

To the Editor: It has been another emotion filled holiday season for the Family to Family Holiday Distribution Program. For a decade, this volunteer-run operation has provided the ingredients for healthy holiday meals three times a year — at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and in the spring — to families in need. The distributions take place at […]

Change leaves some with our insurance coverage

To the Editor: The residents of Dukes County are being denied medical coverage on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, due to an oversight of MassHealth politicians. People who were before enrolled in programs like MassHealth Essentials and others, which are no longer offered as of January 1, were automatically enrolled in the BMC HealthCare Plus […]