Monthly Archives: May 2017

Rainy Goodale excels at U.S. Masters Swimming Championships

Rainy Goodale, head coach of the Martha's Vineyard Masters Swim Club and the YMCA Makos, competed at the U.S. Masters National Swimming Championships in...

Island Spirit places first in Run of the Charles

Team Island Spirit took first place in the 35th annual Run of the Charles canoe race on Sunday. Paddlers Dana Gaines, Pam Browning, Jerry...

H-2B visa forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a ray of hope

The summer season is only weeks away, and while that’s good news for many, Island business owners who depend on foreign workers with H-2B...

Jane Mayhew Rust

Jane Mayhew Rust, 98, of Hingham, died on May 2, 2017, at her home. Mrs. Rust was born on Jan. 4, 1919, in Canton,...

It’s a question of adding liquor to the menu

“Shaken or stirred” may be a question townsfolk and visitors have to answer at restaurants in Vineyard Haven. The question of the sale of...

Test program to trim nitrogen in Tisbury watersheds

As many as 10 property owners in Tisbury will be able to test a new septic system component in an effort to reduce the...

Nip it in the bud

It’s become the buzz of the Island, or at least the Islanders Talk Facebook page.Nips. Empty tiny booze bottles, that is, tossed on the...

Let restaurants enhance offerings

To the Editor:When the voters of Tisbury head to the polls next Tuesday, May 9, we respectfully ask for your support of Question 1,...

Marshard ‘one of the good guys’

To the Editor:I find it hard to believe the BBO will spend its energy looking into the conduct of assistant district attorney Laura...

Four questions, four answers on Question 1

To the Editor:Will allowing the sale of hard liquor in Vineyard Haven make our town richer? Tisbury finance director Jon Snyder made it...

Get off the slippery alcohol slope

To the Editor:Many cheerleaders for Yes on Question 1 do not live in Tisbury, including a number of businesspeople.Many people who own businesses in...

Track on hold for now

To the Editor:MV@Play has decided to postpone its application before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to give Vineyarders for Grass Fields an opportunity to flesh...

Tisbury School students visit Rep. Fernandes at the State House

Students from the Tisbury School student council spent the day on April 27 on Beacon Hill touring the State House, sitting in on an...

Flashback

For those who can remember, there was plenty happening on Martha’s Vineyard in 1967. Gus Ben David created a floating island in Sunset Lake...

Mental Illness on Martha’s Vineyard: On the run with schizophrenia

In his book, “People and Predicaments,” Dr. Milton Mazer described the study he conducted on Martha’s Vineyard beginning in 1961, which showed that incidences...

Court report: May 2, 2017

April 28, 2017Kenan L. Chaplin, Newington, Conn.; DOB 2/21/86, assault and battery: dismissed at the request of the commonwealth; malicious destruction of property under...

Second annual Surfcasters Association Used Tackle Sale

The second annual Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association Used Tackle Sale will be held on May 27 at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School parking...

Talk on native bees

On May 9, there will be an informative talk on the role that native bees play in pollinating farm and garden crops now that...

Aquinnah: Come on sunshine

We are clearly in the long, cold, foggy slog that is spring in Aquinnah. Two days in a row last week it was warm...

This Was Then: Warned out

One of the main functions of town government in the 1700s and 1800s on Martha’s Vineyard, or anywhere in the commonwealth, was caring for...