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Charter School students feel the love

Fifth and sixth grade students from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School came up with a fresh idea to express the spirit of Valentine’s...

MV Film Center screens a farce, an ocean documentary, and hosts Oscar night

Movie viewers can choose from a variety of films in the MV Film Center’s offerings this weekend. The German farce, “Toni Erdmann,” and a...

Chicken Alley features Gene Baer’s ‘Meals on Wheels’ creations

Gene Baer, beloved art teacher and children’s book illustrator, hosted an art show at Chicken Alley on Saturday. Former students and curious art lovers...

Aquinnah: Intense competition at the spelling bee

The Chilmark School Spelling Bee was held this past Wednesday, and man, was it exciting. Fourteen kids from the four/five class competed for the...

Wendy Ann Jones de Geofroy

Wendy Ann Jones de Geofroy, originally from Wayland, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, while surrounded by family at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. She...

Vineyard House directors on Suboxone

To the Editor:We welcome Barry Stringfellow’s comprehensive article in last week’s Martha’s Vineyard Times (Feb. 15, “National debate over Suboxone use is also a...

The other victims of addiction

To the Editor:There is so very much yet to learn about addiction. Why do people end up addicted? Can’t they just say no? Isn’t...

Are high school assessments fair?

To the Editor:We will soon decide, in our separate towns, to adopt annual budgets, including the assessments for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School,...

Don’t close Windemere unit

To the Editor:This is a copy of a letter sent to Joe Woodin at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.I was horrified to read in...

Reject a nativist stance

To the Editor:I found Myles Goodwin's letter (Feb. 15, “Founding Fathers on Immigration”) deeply disturbing, not least because it was written in a style...

Capitalism is the opiate of the elite

To the Editor:One can say definitively and without hesitation that efforts such as Vineyard House and the use of Suboxone to reduce opiate addiction...

Academic honors

Academic honorsDean’s listAndrew Randall of Chilmark, at Northeastern University.Rae Filley of Edgartown, at Northeastern University.Zachary Bresnick of West Tisbury, at Northeastern University.Edwin Gould-Hatt of...

Help from my friends

To the Editor:How do I live on Martha’s Vineyard? Diabetes caused the amputation of my right leg, but so many Islanders help me! It...

Hit-and-run thank you

To the Editor:I would like to thank the person with no conscience whatsoever who hit my car while pulling into or out of a...

Our Makonikey cottage was home

To the Editor:I read Chris Baer’s article about the hotel in Makonikey (Feb. 9, “This Was Then: The Makonikey Inn”) with interest. The house...

Immigration bullying in our schools

At the most recent We Stand Together/Estamos Todos Juntos meeting this past Sunday, Superintendent Matthew D’Andrea was confronted, apparently for the first time, with...

West Tisbury: A week of birthdays

A busy weekend of birthdays and get-togethers, along with gorgeous weather. Everyone seemed to be smiling. No coats in sight; maybe a light one,...

On My Mind: Politics and mental health

Once a month, Dr. Charles Silberstein, psychiatrist at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, will write a column that directly addresses issues Islanders have with mental health....

Oak Bluffs: Spring is coming

What a wonderful gift last weekend was to us all. The warm sun, blue skies, and warm temperatures lured many of us outside, and...

Stuff to do over February vacation

Saturday, Feb. 25Fun and Games at MV Community Horse Center10 am-11:30 amFamily fun drop-in class for children ages 4 to 8 at MV Community...