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End the stigma

To the Editor:It is good that the awareness of the diseases of addiction and mental illness is becoming more widespread. However, the shame and...

Donald Ben David

Donald Arthur Ben David, 83, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness. Donald was the son of Augustus...

Vets get some help

To the Editor:I would like to take a minute to thank our federal and state representatives, along with our local leaders, for taking an...

Unhappy with Comcast

To the Editor:I am a victim of my own lack of paying attention, and Comcast knew this, because they got me good.Years ago, I...

Choose your legacy

To the Editor:I have been working to create a bylaw with the Vineyard Conservation Society that would prevent stores from distributing plastic checkout bags....

Deborah Pigeon

Deborah Pigeon, 67, of West Tisbury, died unexpectedly at home on Feb. 27, 2016, of complications following a recent surgery. She was born in...

Plastic bag trade group rebutted

To the Editor:In the wake of a scientific report last week by the World Economic Forum that projects that plastic garbage will outnumber fish...

‘Plastic bags are not even a contender’

To the Editor:This is in response to the Letter to the Editor from Mark Daniels (“VCS bag ban is poor policy,” Feb. 25), chairman...

Solar project heats up in Oak Bluffs

A proposed Solar Energy System (SES) that could reduce the Oak Bluffs Water District electric bill by 40 percent, and also potentially cut the...

Martha’s Vineyard Theater Foundation marks successful first year

The creation of the Martha’s Vineyard Theater Foundation (MVTF) reads like a Hollywood script — man gets a crazy idea, he ignores naysayers and...

Island planners look to ‘blue economy’ for economic strength

Aquaculture, boat building, charter fishing, water tours — just about any activity related to the surrounding sea — is part of what the Seaport...

Edgartown to tackle $33.5 million budget and 81 warrant articles

Edgartown voters will consider 81 warrant articles and a proposed $33.5 million fiscal year 2017 (FY17) operating budget at the town’s annual and special...

Vineyard voters feel the Bern, but Massachusetts goes to Clinton

Updated 12:40 pm, Wednesday. Chart with all results is below.Although Hillary Clinton has always been warmly embraced by Islanders in the 20 years she...

County is poised to close on former VNA building

Barring any last-minute impediments, Dukes County is expected to officially own the former Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) building on Breakdown Lane in Tisbury by...

From industrial design to landscape: The art of Linda Thompson

For years, Linda Thompson worked as an industrial designer whose projects included a chain of stores, restaurants in the World Trade Center, and kitchens...

New Martha’s Vineyard football coach talks team

The February announcement of the selection of Steve McCarthy of Edgartown as head coach of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team seems...

Up-Island school committee approves $10.6 million FY17 budget

After more than seven drafts and countless meetings, the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) committee approved a $10.6 million fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget...

M.V. United to hold referee course

The Massachusetts Referee Association is offering a combination Grade 8 introductory course and Grade 8 recertification course for all Islanders who are currently soccer...

Vineyard’s Jennie Lindland named to basketball All-Conference team

Bridgewater State University junior forward Jennie Lindland, from Edgartown, was voted to the 2015–16 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women's Basketball All-Conference Team...

Felix Neck: A place for all seasons

With the first signs of spring appearing, now is the time to get outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer. Mass Audubon's Felix...