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Wind is not pure green

To the Editor:With growing interest I read the article about DONG Wind Energy and its plans to build a wind farm southwest of Martha's...

A natural alternative for Squibnocket

To the Editor:The following remarks were delivered Thursday night at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission public hearing for the Squibnocket Beach project.Looking at the maps...

Nostalgia for the Vineyard

To the Editor:Cleaning out some old files on my computer I found this essay I wrote. I haven't been there for some time, but...

Sea change in health care creates a wave of new options for Islanders

This week, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) introduced Telehealth, a program that will enable its 2.8 million members, which include many Islanders,...

How would they vote

To the Editor:Surveys indicate that a large majority of Donald Trump voters support Trump's call for halting any further immigration of Muslims into the...

How to turn the tide

To the Editor:Turning the tide of opioid addiction necessitates a collaborative and proactive approach. While I applaud the Commonwealth's new opioid law, which was...

End their careers

To the Editor:Dear fellow voters, please stop voting for career politicians. It is not funny anymore, except for that gallows humor kind of stuff....

Solar promise

The average Martha’s Vineyard resident pays attention to electricity when the power goes out or when the monthly bill arrives. For many, the specific...

Income equality is the issue

To the Editor:Last week's MV Times had two articles about Brazilians on Martha's Vineyard. One story mentioned the usual justification of doing work Americans...

Falmouth objects to Island-bound truck noise

To the Editor:As residents of the Town of Falmouth, we would like to reiterate our strongest objection to the fact that the Steamship Authority...

A good start

To the Editor:Garrett Hagen and Gabe Nascimento scored the first two goals for the MV United U-18 travel team in the season opener Saturday,...

Shame on you

To the Editor:Thank you Jill Nelson for your excellent letter on the state of Oak Bluffs beaches — namely Pay and Town (March 24,...

Island Grown Schools initiates composting program at high school

Starting in mid-April, trash at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) will serve a new purpose. Through a new composting initiative kick-started by...

School officials seek local support for Tisbury School project

The Tisbury School building committee held its first meeting Tuesday night, and the main focus of the 19-member group was an article on the...

Progress continues on Lagoon Pond drawbridge project

More than 10 years after work on the project began, the new Lagoon Pond drawbridge that spans the channel between Vineyard Haven and Oak...

Behind the Bookstore asks to expand patio area

Edgartown selectmen moved quickly through a short agenda at their regular meeting on Monday afternoon.Selectmen informally approved a proposal by the owners of the...

TTOR will manage Norton Point during negotiations with county

Chris Kennedy, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) Martha’s Vineyard superintendent, said the nonprofit land trust would continue to manage county-owned Norton Point Beach even...

Edgartown to explore Meshacket Road bike path options

Edgartown selectmen are soliciting volunteers to join a newly formed Meshacket bike path committee that will be tasked with evaluating options for constructing a...

The Island Community Chorus turns 20

This weekend, the Island Community Chorus will celebrate its 20th anniversary by giving a special gift to the Island: Brahms’ “German Requiem” performed with...

M.V. Vision Fellow graduates from Achieving Excellence Program

Philippe Jordi, founding director of the Island Housing Trust, graduated from the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government...