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Flag deserves more respect

To the Editor:The American flag is our nation's most sacred symbol, and deserves the utmost respect, particularly for the millions of Americans who have...

A better solution offered

To the Editor:The subject of the shared-use path (SUP) on Beach Road is a topic that I have written about, drawn diagrams of, and...

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad

To the Editor:My name is Jason Canha, and I'm currently in the United States Air Force, stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., with...

Our heroes’ great stories

To the Editor:A big thank-you and shout-out to the West Tisbury Police Department, the West Tisbury Fire Department, and West Tisbury Animal Control. They...

Thanks for the boardwalk

To the Editor:We want to thank the town of West Tisbury, and the members of the conservation commission and the parks and recreation committee,...

Cleanup is appreciated

To the Editor:The Martha’s Vineyard Times brought good news to the residents of Ocean Heights. Through the joint efforts of The MV Times and...

They keep the home fires warm

By Lucille and Charles PlotzTo the Editor:Thank you for publishing Valerie Sonnenthal's nice article on our 70 years of marriage (Aug. 27, “Great Island...

Thanks for the help

By Beverly WrightTo the Editor:With the relighting of the Gay Head Light on Tuesday, August 11, the monumental task of saving the Gay Head...

Cold-brewed? Flash-brewed? Nitro?

Before you start to say that summer “is over,” might I remind you we still have until September 23 to rejoice in this season....

Gone Fishin’: Look what the tine brought in

There are a lot of different ways a man can lose his wedding ring in the ocean. However, there are not a lot of...

Sister-run lemonade stand slakes thirst, raises smiles

When life gives you a stand, make a lemonade stand. Or that’s what Prosperity and Chanya Antoine of Chattanooga, Tenn., thought, anyway.The two sisters...

Edgartown commercial fisherman continue to adjust to new realities

Edgartown’s commercial trap fishing industry is tough work. It is evident as much in the number of working boats and fishermen seeking conch and...

It’s back to the drawing board for Beach Road project

The Tisbury transportation subcommittee met with Ralph Packer last week to discuss the possibility of a 3.5-foot taking from his property to extend a...

Tisbury prepares for Union Street traffic-reversal experiment

The Tisbury board of selectmen discussed preparations for the upcoming Union Street traffic-reversal trial at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. From Sunday, Sept. 13,...

What’s the problem?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an enormous federal agency. It employs almost 500,000 people, processed 155.4 billion pieces — exactly what that...

Reel Picks

A Walk in the Woods (R)Based on the 2006 book of the same name, author Bill Bryson returns to the U.S. after two decades...

Deflategate in Mayberry

“The Andy Griffith Show’’ is my favorite TV series of all time. My brother Peter and I made it a habit to watch an...

Public invited to hear results of Oak Bluffs climate change vulnerability study

Oak Bluffs conservation agent Liz Durkee will present the results of the Oak Bluffs Coastal Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment at a public meeting Thursday,...

State extends shutdown of Katama Bay oyster beds for seven more days

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and Department of Public Health (DPH) ordered that Katama Bay oyster beds in Edgartown be closed to...

Edgartown Post Office staffing woes try customer patience

Unhappiness with service at the Edgartown Post Office boiled over Sunday afternoon, when a woman who expected to pick up three packages on a...