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Elizabeth Audrey LeBeau

Elizabeth Audrey (Johnson) LeBeau, 79, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2017, at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, after a fairly brief illness.Beth fell in...

Weathervane exhibit shows the winds of time on Martha’s Vineyard

Sometimes a single item from the Martha's Vineyard Museum's collection will inspire an entire exhibit. Such is the case with the current selection featured...

Catch up with benefit costs? Let West Tisbury voters decide

To the Editor:Last week the West Tisbury FinCom, and later the Chilmark Fincom were presented with the budget for the Up-Island Regional School District...

Chris Bruno named superintendent of State Forest

Chris Bruno is the new Manuel F. Correllus State Forest superintendent. He will oversee the 5,343 acres of wooded land in the center of...

Housing Trust’s Kuehn’s Way project looks for Tisbury health board OK

Island Housing Trust (IHT) says it anticipates the Tisbury board of health’s approval of septic and well plans for Kuehn’s Way, a 20-unit, $6.3...

Sophomore hits the right notes

By Danielle HopkinsSophomore Christian Schmidt was chosen--as one of about 180 students--to be a member of the chorus in the All-State Music Festival run...

Midterms call the grading system into question

By Rose EnglerTwenty percent of a student’s course grade at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School  is determined in two hours. In other words, that...

Email interruptus

Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He writes regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a...

Shakespeare for the Masses: ‘King John’

Back by popular demand, Shakespeare for the Masses will perform a short, comedic version of “King John” on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 pm...

Support the new allocation formula for up-Island schools

To the Editor:On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the West Tisbury selectmen received the final report of the committee those selectmen created to develop a new...

Victoria Rachel Gadowski Core

Victoria Rachel Gadowski Core died peacefully surrounded with love on Jan. 30, 2017. We watched her close her eyes, and gently held her hand.Tori...

What gives meaning?

To the Editor:To better expound upon the point I was attempting to make in my last letter (Jan. 18, “Lack of rehabilitation due to...

1 percent for nature

To the Editor:Last spring on WGBH's Boston public radio, Governor Charlie Baker called the state's park system a "really big deal," and said there...

A solution without a problem

To the Editor:The warrant article which the We Stand Together group is seeking to place on our local town warrants is as pointless as...

Not so wise

To the Editor:“Wisdom comes from sorrow.”  —AeschylusIt seems we are creating more and more sorrow; I am seeing less and less wisdom.Aeschylus is a...

Thank you and your son for your service

To the Editor:To the man in the Vineyard Haven Post Office who stood to the side of the counter as we waited in line...

Too many deer

To the Editor:How many deer are too many? There are nine deer in my field now. And how many ticks?Extend the hunting season, or...

Have faith: Warming the heart

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Even though we’ve been enjoying...

Super Bowl recipes

If we’re being honest, I’m only excited about the Super Bowl because it’s an excuse to make delicious food and eat it all day...

Myra Stark explores two novels with alternative history scenarios

Alternative history is a genre in literature that poses a question by the author, “What if things had gone this way instead of that?”...