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Selectmen appoint new Tisbury DPW advisory board

The Tisbury Department of Public Works (DPW) has a new advisory board. Tisbury selectmen Monday appointed Ian Aitchison, George Balco, Thomas Pachico, Tomor Waldman,...

No one is listening

To the Editor:I feel as though I am shouting in the middle of a forest somewhere off the coast of Alaska. No one seems...

Too gory for him

To the Editor:OK, so I thought I had seen everything, but apparently I was mistaken. This morning I am innocently flipping through the pages...

Homecoming help

To the Editor:The Touchdown Club recently sponsored its annual high school Homecoming Dance. We could not have done it without the help of these...

Take charge of high school power needs

To the Editor:We have just learned that the HVAC systems at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School must be replaced at great cost, and...

Minnesingers say thanks

To the Editor:The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Minnesingers and I wish to thank everyone who contributed to a successful and fun Minnesinger...

Thanks for a helping hand on the water

To the Editor:Unfortunately, we had some major problems with our boat's engine, and it broke down in Edgartown Harbor. Edgartown Marine came to the...

Getting to the heart of the matter

Updated Nov. 2To the Editor:It is Monday, and my husband will be released later today from his eight-day hospital stay for open-heart surgery to...

Tisbury gets the dump

To the Editor:Edgartown gets a new addition to Stop and Shop, and Tisbury gets to keep a dump because of a small, vocal, motivated...

Playground addendum

To the Editor:Thank you for promoting the Oak Bluffs community in the effort to build a playground at Niantic Park (Oct. 22, “A community...

More protections needed

To the Editor:I understand Chilmark has proposed a new by bylaw to protect historic homes on the Island. I am currently restoring, as contractor...

Author James Howe inspires young writers at the Tisbury School

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, children’s writer James Howe, best known for his Bunnicula series, met with students in the Tisbury School library. He spoke...

Avians and aviators only

To the Editor:Could we make Martha's Vineyard a no-drones zone?Gerry YukevichTisbury

UMass students present results of Island homelessness study

A group of eight students from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Rural Health Scholars program are expected to present the results of a...

Holly Bellebuono honored with Book of the Year Award from International Herb Association

Holly Bellebuono’s “Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine” (Skyhorse, 2014) has been awarded the 16th annual Thomas...

Chappy ferry captain proposes new dock

Chappy ferry captain and owner Peter Wells wants to build a dock to connect his spare slip to the Edgartown town float on the...

New Dukes County social workers will focus on homelessness

As early as November, Dukes County will add two newly created and externally funded part-time positions for social workers under the county umbrella; their...

Aquinnah special includes $119,000 in spending requests

Aquinnah voters will be asked to take up 11 spending requests and a move to change from an elected to an appointed board of...

Monday Movies return to the Playhouse

This week the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will bring back its popular off-season film offering, Monday Movies, with host Jamie Alley from Island Entertainment Video....

Two documentaries highlight the film landscape this weekend

Currently playing at Island cinemas are two documentaries very different in approach and subject. “He Named Me Malala” portrays the remarkable Pakistani teenager who...