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Warren to hold town hall–style forum July 15

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is coming to Martha’s Vineyard Saturday, July 15, at 10:30 am at the invitation of the Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice...

On My Mind: When horrible things happen

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

Wild Side: Stopped in my tracks

After a quarter-century or so of steadily growing interest in insects, I’m not easily impressed. Big bugs, tiny bugs, colorful bugs, bugs with insanely...

West Tisbury: Nelson and the refrigerator

Our cat, Nelson, seemed to be spending an inordinate amount of time staring at the refrigerator. Whenever I walked past the kitchen, there he...

Tisbury: Summer reading programs

Heard on Main Street: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself — and spiders.Registration for the Summer Reading Program at the...

The Chestnut Tree

I came upon a chestnut treeas fine a tree — as fine can be —loaded with chestnuts, large and small.How would I get them...

Oak Bluffs: Beautiful Monday

Now Monday at last; the birds awaken me in the morning just as the sun is rising, with their singing back and forth as...

5:30 am ferries are a problem

To the Editor:For those of us who live in the vicinity of Woods Hole Terminal, or in the vicinity of Woods Hole Road or...

Free speech should be welcomed

To the Editor:With all respect, concerning the letter printed June 22 by Assistant School Superintendent Richie Smith (“The children are watching”): Mr. Smith wrote,...

Doggy doo is not welcome

To the Editor:Dog walkers, I appreciate that you carry your little plastic bags to pick up your pet's waste. I live on Main Street...

Hospital board should be applauded

To the Editor:As I read the editorial (June 15, “A question of credibility”) and the scathing letters in the Martha’s Vineyard Times about the...

Reject a false choice

To the Editor:Who in their right mind would choose to tear down the existing Tisbury School, which now sits at the crest of the...

Saddened and disturbed by high school events

To the Editor:As a community member, I have been saddened and disturbed by recent events. I have followed Ms. Weintraub's work with admiration and...

Creative solution needed to housing crunch

Creative solution needed for housing crunchTo the Editor:A few months ago, I wrote a letter to the editor (Dec. 29, “Conservation and affordable housing:...

Painting over murals was personal

To the Editor:It was disheartening to read in last week’s paper that murals in the high school were removed. This is personal to me,...

Stop and think

In 1995, at the height of British actor Hugh Grant’s popularity, he got caught with a prostitute. At the time, he was dating Elizabeth...

It’s no longer a shore thing, but boaters gain ground

Shore fishing appears to have slowed a bit this week, although that may be due in part to most of Chappy being closed to...

Tick expert addresses Powassan

Noted tick researcher Sam Telford said he sees no evidence that true Powassan exists on Martha’s Vineyard; however the pathogen’s close relative, deer tick...

Building committee to file plans for new school with state

On Thursday, the Tisbury board of selectmen is meeting at 12:30 pm to sign off on the approved plan for a new Tisbury School.The...

Second beer fest brewing in Oak Bluffs

The second annual Martha’s Vineyard Craft Beer Festival may take place on the weekend of Sept. 22 at Waban-Alley Park, if organizers can prove...