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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Circumstances change

To the Editor:My husband hauled moorings on Menemsha Pond until he was 81 years old. He is about to turn 87 in another month....

Nature’s gatekeepers

Spring weather will eventually arrive. The river herring will too, although in numbers greatly diminished from the 19th century, when Islanders eagerly looked forward...

Embrace Cuttyhunk

To the Editor:The article published March 12, “Cuttyhunkers endure and embrace winter isolation,” points out the challenges of island living. The issues faced on...

Addresses housing shortage

To the Editor:The Chilmark housing committee, working with the planning board, the board of health, and the zoning board of appeals, has come up...

Please walk in their shoes

To the Editor:I was dismayed to read that the finance committees of three of our towns plan to recommend against funding a permanent home...

Daffodil Time

To the Editor:Thanks to the late Dorothy Bangs for her decades of enthusiasm, organization, andefforts toward raising money through selling bunches of daffodils to...

Workshop was a success

To the Editor:Last Saturday, 162 landscape and turf management professionals attended the largest-ever event of its kind on Martha’s Vineyard, a one-day workshop that...

Support the Supportive Day Program

To the Editor:I am writing to urge people in all six towns to vote in favor of the bond issue at your annual town...

How about a phone call

To the Editor:The letter published in your March 12 issue to Brian Devaney, regional director of Santander Bank, has prompted me to also write...

Gay Head Lighthouse move snags on endangered weed

State agency concerns forced a quick shift in the $3 million project to relocate the historic lighthouse.

Disposal of cigarettes blamed in fatal Edgartown fire

Funeral services are scheduled today in Braintree for 32-year-old David M. Cleary, who died in a fire at his Edgartown home March 18. Mr....

Oak Bluffs selectmen vote to euthanize German shepherd that killed

The unanimous vote will have no immediate effect, because the dog was moved out of state.

Island business owners address employee housing shortage

This is the fourth article in a series examining the critical shortage of affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard and its effects on the community....

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: March 16 – 20, 2015

 ChilmarkMarch 17, Linda Whitlock and Marc D. Cumsky sold 15 Hammett Rd. to Dan Goleman and Tara Bennett-Goleman for $1,337,500.EdgartownMarch 16, John Stobart sold...

Engagement

Tonya Leonard and Joshua Robert KatzRichard and Pia Leonard of West Tisbury announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonya Leonard, to Joshua Robert Katz,...

Oak Bluffs town meeting hiccups

In a departure from recent years, Oak Bluffs will be unable to use the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 14, for...

Tisbury: National poetry month at the library

Many grieving neighbors joined in saying farewell to Rosemary Rubarik last week. You may have known her from her volunteer work at the Vineyard...

Andris "Andy" Boass

Andris “Andy” Boass of Hopkinton and West Tisbury died at home, Glimmerglass, after a brief illness on March 24, 2015. He was 73.Andy was...

West Tisbury Mill Brook watershed study begins

A yearlong study of the West Tisbury Mill Brook watershed began Wednesday. Mill Brook Watershed Management Planning Committee co-chairman Chuck Hodgkinson said preliminary work...

To the rescue: First aid at the Y

One of the great things about the Vineyard (one of the many) is the sense of community we share. Sounds very Mayberry, I know....