Yearly Archives: 2014

Essay: Hospitalist system is a change for the better

This system in which patients have different doctors for hospital care than for office care started about 15 years ago and is now a usual practice across the United States. Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is one of the last hospitals in New England to adopt this system.

Island vets, law enforcement and first responders invited to march for...

Island veterans, law enforcement personnel, and first responders are invited to join in a 26.2-mile rucksack march on Saturday, May 31, in support of...

Oak Bluffs building inspector James Dunn resigns

Oak Bluffs building inspector/zoning official James Dunn has resigned effective June 9. In a letter dated May 22 to town administrator Robert Whritenour, he...

Editorial: Time to water the county

It is that time of the year when we ask, what do we get for our county tax dollars? Reporting on the annual county...

Gone Fishin’: Dogfish bar access is a winding path

After much gnashing of teeth, and a tussle between state wildlife officials and Gay Head leaders, a period of detente settled over the area. The state did not improve the parking lot and everyone looked the other way.

Ask the Dogfather: Territorial Terrier and a barking Boxer

Terriers basically look in the mirror and see God.

Fur flies over efforts to protect piping plovers from free roaming...

'The cats have a few rights, too,' she said. She said she does not consider feral or stray cats a significant threat to birds. 'Very, very infrequently do I find a dead bird. Every now and then they are going to kill a bird.'

Mass. Secretary of Elder Affairs praises Vineyard volunteers

According to the Aging Agenda, attention from an early age to health care, diet, exercise, education, developing work skills, planning for future needs, and staying engaged in one’s community all contribute to laying groundwork for a healthy older age.

Answers from the Wild Side

Tortoise beetles lay eggs in spring, usually on the underside of the leaves of the plant the adult prefers to feed on. The eggs hatch into remarkably homely larvae, flattened, slug-like, and equipped with branching spines. The larvae of some species are said to assemble a sort of shield, consisting of debris pasted together with feces, which they hold over themselves as protection from would-be predators

Flying high with Vineyard Montessori

The Vineyard Montessori School hosts two fundraisers this Saturday, one for kids and one for adults. Flyin’ MV, the aviation festival for kids, is...