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The menorah is allowed

To the Editor:Mr. Peter Josephs says (Dec. 29, “Pagan roots of Christmas trees”) that “with all due respect to Rabbi Glassman … neither the...

The harm of legal marijuana

To the Editor:I haven’t seen the percentage stats of Vineyarders that voted “yes” to the legalization of marijuana,* but from an educational and health...

Representative Tim Madden takes stock of four terms

It was only fitting that four-term Rep.Tim Madden did not deliver his farewell speech to the state legislature last month, because he didn’t want...

Find a safe way to share the dog park

To the Editor:On Monday, Jan. 2, while walking and playing at the far end of the Trade Wind Fields Preserve with one of our...

Free trade and free press

To the Editor:The general public is clearly confused. It’s pretty ugly, pretty cruel, when U.S. business elites act naturally in turning public opinion against...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: December 26 – 30, 2016

EdgartownDec. 30, Wells Fargo Bank NA, as trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1 present holder of a mortgage from Uenes F. Marques,...

Going for gold

Early morning last week, without the hurly-burly sounds of hockey or the piping voices of newbie skaters, the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena is silent....

Martha's Vineyard court report: Dec. 27 – 30

Dec. 27, 2016Ian Koepp Bardwell, Vineyard Haven; DOB 8/18/95, OUI-liquor or .08%, failure to dim headlights, negligent operation of motor vehicle: continued to pretrial...

Frances V. Resendes

Frances V. Resendes, 97, died at her Edgartown home on Jan. 3, 2017. A memorial service is being planned shortly, with a date and...

Aquinnah: Visitors

Happy New Year, one and all. So far, the year in Aquinnah is off to a good start, with many visitors this past weekend....

Island jeweler Cheryl Stark dies at age 70

Jeweler and store owner Cheryl B. Stark died at the age of 70 in her West Tisbury home on Monday, Jan. 2.Ms. Stark first...

This Was Then: Welcome and the ape

Welcome Tilton of Chilmark (1856–1949) was a whaleman, trap fisherman, lobsterman, cod fisherman, coaster, fishmonger, and later in life, door-to-door vanilla salesman. He came...

Poem: Leaves

By John OrtmanLeaves in the windBlown and scattered,Whirl in a spiralTurn in the air.Leaves in the windDance and frolic,Crackle a songAcross the lawn.Leaves in...

Oak Bluffs: Resolutions

Welcome to 2017. Are you all ready with your New Year’s resolutions and good intentions? My plans to be more organized in this new...

Have faith: Meeting Quakers

Updated Jan. 16, 9:34 amEvery other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.There’s a...

Great Island Couples: Alma and Hans Stibolt celebrate 75 years

Alma and Hans Stibolt are living proof that Tom Brokaw was right.The veteran newsman’s 1998 book "The Greatest Generation" profiled the American generation that...

Irene Carson MacKenty

Irene Carson MacKenty of Edgartown died on Dec. 30, 2016, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital at the age of 91. Her passing was caused by...

Edgartown: New Year's

Happy 2017! I hope everyone was able to enjoy some vacation time or days off over the past week or so, and that everyone...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: George

Dear Tom,I have a 12-year-old French bulldog named George who seems to be completely deaf now. He doesn’t hear me calling him, or respond...

R.J. Connelly III named to 10 Best Estate Planning Attorneys for 2016

R.J. Connelly III of Oak Bluffs has been named one of the 10 Best Estate Planning Attorneys by the American Institute of Legal...