Alice Robinson has Girl Scouting in her blood

Ms. Robinson likes to relate stories from her great aunt’s early days working with Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low. ‘Mrs. Low asked Dorris to join the national Girl Scout staff when it was first formed in 1912,’ she said. ‘One of Dorris’s first jobs was to work with the troops being formed in the southern states because Dorris was the ‘least objectionable’ Northerner Mrs. Low knew.

Interest stirring in stalled Kupersmith southern woodlands development

South Woods Farm, the 90-acre Oak Bluffs property that was a key bargaining chip in the settlement of a long-running political and regulatory battle over Connecticut developer Corey Kupersmith’s failed Down Island golf course development may finally be up for auction, or change hands in a private transaction with a Connecticut bank. The property, off […]

Remember Tony Meyer’s generosity

To the Editor: A recent publication contained notice of the summer junior golf program that will soon begin at the Edgartown Golf Club. The notice failed to note (by mistake) that the program is funded by the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club through a trust that was established by Tony Meyer, a great friend […]

Thanks for book fair support

To the Editor: This past April, the Island’s school libraries were fortunate to, once again, benefit from a week-long book fair sponsored by the Bunch of Grapes bookstore. Not only did Bunch of Grapes host book talks and events in the store throughout the week, they also arranged for children’s author Greg Mone to visit […]

Outpouring of support

To the Editor: This is a copy of a letter to the Chilmark selectmen. I wanted to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude from all of my family for the use of the Chilmark Community Center on Sunday, June 1, to host a fundraiser for my grandfather, Ed Colligan. The outpouring of love, encouragement, […]

Upset and surprised

To the Editor: As one who pays over $8,000 in taxes to Oak Bluffs, I was upset to learn the selectmen and selectwoman had spent $1,500 of our tax dollars to hire a certified public accountant, not from Oak Bluffs, or even Martha’s Vineyard, to learn that the director of the Council on Aging had […]