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Letters from your neighbors

Goodbye to 2015, with a glance back and a look ahead to 2016. Again this year, The Martha's Vineyard Times invited several Island leaders...

Real Estate Transactions: December 21 – 25, 2015

EdgartownDec. 21, Four Flemmings LLC sold 23, 27 and 29 Kitts Field Circle to Katama Acquisitions LLC for $1,580,000.Dec. 23, Jess Thompson Hiller 3rd,...

Births

Matahguhs Leonard Spears VanderhoopJamie and Durwood Vanderhoop of Aquinnah announce the birth of a son, Matahguhs Leonard Spears Vanderhoop, on Dec. 8, 2015, at...

Academic honors

Dean’s listSophia Nelson of Vineyard Haven, at Wheelock College.Bridget Conlon of Edgartown, at Cornell University.Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School honor rollThe following scholars were...

Catherine A. “Mickey” Curran

Catherine A. “Mickey” Curran of Bourne, formerly of Martha’s Vineyard, died on Dec. 22, 2015, at the Cape Cod Hospital. She was 93.Visiting hours...

Vineyarder girls hockey team loses to Plymouth Panthers

In a not-unexpected loss for a young team, the Martha’s Vineyard girls varsity hockey lost 5-0 to the Plymouth South Panthers (2-1) on Monday...

Taking stock of the year past and looking ahead 

I rang in the 2015 New Year in my beloved Aquinnah with much happiness and cheer among a small gathering of close friends and...

Superintendent of schools advises us to find the force within us

“The Force Awakens,” the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, was released last week. I watched the movie with my 13-year-old son, 38...

Martha’s Vineyard must build consensus to address housing

This past fall I left one meeting in Edgartown early to get to another in West Tisbury. Not an unusual occurrence for business on...

Oak Bluffs continues to change and evolve amid challenges

Goodbye to 2015, with a glance back and a look ahead to 2016. Again this year, The Martha's Vineyard Times invited several Island leaders and...

Martha’s Vineyard follows a healthy path into the new year

Reflecting on the year in health care, a decidedly positive and gratifying theme is apparent: Islanders now have access to a range of locally...

Martha's Vineyard veterans gather for dinner and fellowship

Nearly five dozen Island military veterans and family members came together for a holiday dinner recently at American Legion Post 257 in Vineyard Haven.Bill...

Community Works: Helping the Henrys

The fierce wildfires that ravaged Northern California earlier this year seemed remote to Islanders who viewed the terrifying images on television and computer screens....

Poet’s Corner: The Whole of Us

By Jeffrey AgnoliOnly part of usbelieves what can be seenmatters more than what is unseenOnly part of usbelieves to mistrust othersis smarter than to...

Chilmark: Grey Barn welcomes Christmas Calf

Dredging was in full swing in Menemsha Harbor just the day after Christmas! A steady stream of patrons stopped by the food truck, some...

Tisbury: Community Suppers Begin

I told someone that it seems to me that I have been complaining a lot, and that I need to start paying attention to...

Oak Bluffs: Former police officer makes happy headlines

We wake up Friday to a brand-new year. As people have always done, we are all wishing for a peaceful 2016. An impossibility, you...

Edgartown: A Jolly Jingle Bell Run

We survived Christmas! Actually, I’d say we thrived! Our family enjoyed the pleasure of the holiday, sharing gifts and time together. My kids have...

Families help families cope with mental illness

Families struggling to cope when loved ones have serious mental illness say they find the help they need through the Island's Family-to-Family (F2F) class.“Family...

Mary Ann (King) Alwardt

Mary Ann (King) Alwardt, daughter of Antone and Jessie Jesus (Gouveia) King, died at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital surrounded by her family on Dec....