45.6 F
Vineyard Haven, MA
Friday, December 15, 2017
Home 2017 August

Monthly Archives: August 2017

MVH opioid policy flawed

To the Editor: This letter was sent to the board of trustees of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.I am a long-term patient of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and...

Island conch fishermen lose emergency appeal

Martha’s Vineyard conch fishermen seeking to lower this year’s minimum catch size were dealt a setback last week when the Division of Marine Fisheries...

Aquinnah town hall break-in creates questions of workload and security

Discussions became tense at a Wednesday morning Aquinnah selectmen’s meeting, called to examine a break-in of the town hall on Saturday.According to a police...

J-1 visa program cuts could devastate Island businesses

The Trump administration is considering making severe reductions to the J-1 workers program — a program that allows young people from foreign countries to...

MVRHS Field Plan hits a potential delay

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) is looking for a new approach to renovation of its playing fields after recently learning that state legislation...

Neighbors help neighbors: Islanders ride out Hurricane Harvey

“The rain is coming down by about three inches per hour. It’s biblical,” Bill Windle, Houston resident and longtime seasonal visitor of Martha’s Vineyard,...

Whale spotted from ferry

Michael Blanton of Bourne was on the 7 am boat out of Woods Hole heading for Vineyard Haven on August 30. “We had just...

Edgartown personnel committee agrees to move forward with town employee review

The Edgartown board of selectmen met with the town’s personnel committee on Monday to revisit the classification and compensation study conducted in March. The...

Turning a blind eye to bias

Doing well by doing good is a win-win business construct which holds that socially beneficial work is also personally and professionally rewarding.Longtime Aquinnah summer...

Plans for new Tisbury School progress

The Tisbury School building committee (TSBC) met Monday to look at schematic choices for the proposed new school building. Superintendent of Schools Matt D’Andrea...

Vanity plate charity raises thousands of dollars for local organizations

The Cape and Islands license plate celebrated its 20th anniversary with a five-day online auction of low-numbered plates that ended on Friday, August 18....

The Fishing Report: Hefty halibut hoisted out of local waters

The fishing grapevine was buzzing this week with word of a home economics teacher from New York landing a 51-pound halibut.Ann Frederick and her...

MVRHS field hockey season preview

The 2017 season started with a shock for the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) field hockey team.Prior to the opening scrimmage with Sciutate...

‘Streetwise’ at A Gallery

Seeking a bit of an urban outlook after a summer on the Vineyard? Check out A Gallery's latest show, “Streetwise,” on exhibit from Sept....

“Vessels: A Conversation in Porcelain and Poetry”

The Louisa Gould Gallery hosts a book-signing event for ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy’s book, “Vessels: A Conversation in Porcelain and Poetry.” The porcelain is...

‘Spaces and Places’ defines the abstract at Louisa Gould Gallery

Now in its 10th year, Vineyard Haven’s Louisa Gould Gallery celebrates the abstract in the work of eight artists. “Abstract Spaces and Places” is...

Actor Danny Glover and co-producer Joslyn Barnes win Global Citizen Award

In addition to showing international films, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival annually honors members of the film industry who have made contributions to international...

Censure Donald Trump

To the Editor:“The most important public office is that of private citizen,” said Louis Brandeis, the leading spokesperson in the early 20th century for...

No Confederate statues on Martha’s Vineyard

To the Editor:I hope elected officials on Martha’s Vineyard were watching last week, as more than half a dozen states took steps to...

‘Tunes for Tails’

Angels Helping Animals Worldwide Rescue will host a benefit concert this Monday, Sept. 4, starting at 4 pm. According to a press release, proceeds...