Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cool reaction to climate report

To the Editor:The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel Prize with Al Gore, is telling us that...

This is not normal

To the Editor:"Folks, this ain’t normal!" To steal a phrase from a favorite farmer, Joel Salatin, I’m not only appalled at the idea of...

MVC OKs new lumberyard with no mini-golf access road

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) last week unanimously approved a proposal to construct a lumberyard on a parcel of land off High Point Lane...

Vineyard track teams stand out at EAC championships

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys and girls track teams competed in the EAC championships Wednesday, May 18, and came home with three...

Tisbury proposes new development fees to offset nitrogen loading

The Tisbury board of health expects to hold public hearings in mid-June on proposed new wastewater regulations intended to reduce excess amounts of nitrogen...

Vineyard tennis squad falls to Feehan Friday, 3-2

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis squad lost to Bishop Feehan in match play Friday, 3-2.Vineyard first singles Zachary Danz defeated Feehan’s...

MVCT donates tennis nets to Tisbury

Martha's Vineyard Community Tennis ( MVCT) donated four new tennis nets to the town of Tisbury. Two new nets have already been installed at...

MV United soccer teams weekend update

The South Coast Soccer League regular-season schedule ends the beginning of June. Playoffs begin soon after. Many teams are still fighting for a chance to...

Martha’s Vineyard Airport manager looks toward summer season

Ann Crook, former director of aviation at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport in New York, and the new manager of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport,...

Services for James E. Barrett on June 4

A graveside service will be held for James E. Barrett of West Tisbury, who died on Dec. 15, 2015, at the age of 79...

John Edwin Leaird

John Edwin Leaird, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died peacefully on May 22, 2016, of complications from metastatic prostate cancer. He was 75....

Point B Realty announces managing director

Point B Realty announced that Dawn Bellante Holand has joined the brokerage in the new role of managing director. According to a press release,...

Letters from the front

On Memorial Day, we pause to remember those who died serving in the armed forces. But they shouldn’t be thought of simply as casualties;...

Trail of horseshoe crabs lead Chilmark police to fisheries violations

Initially, Chilmark Police Chief Brian Cioffi did not know what to make of a text message he received about 6:30 am Monday, alerting him...

Raymond A. Dahill Jr.

Raymond A. Dahill Jr. died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital on May 22, 2016. He was 74.Tony, as he was affectionately known by family...

Selectmen consider a used generator for Edgartown School

Upgrading the generator at the Edgartown School may have gotten a boost from off-Island. Town administrator Pam Dolby told selectmen at their Monday meeting...

West Tisbury: Full moon

The full moon has come and gone, so it feels safe to put out tender summer plantings in the garden. I look forward to...

Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee puts ball in selectmen’s court

An assemblage of Oak Bluffs town officials met last Tuesday at town hall to address the town’s affordable housing plight. Town officials spoke about...

Tisbury road lines will be painted in the coming weeks

With lane lines on some Tisbury town roads faded away to a scant yellow, Tisbury town administrator Jay Grande said Monday that painting will...

Open for business: Memorial Day weekend gallery openings and artist receptions

Memorial Day weekend marks the kick-off of the Vineyard summer season, and with that, visitors and locals can look forward to the multiple opportunities...