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Court report: Oct. 26-Nov. 9, 2018

Oct. 26, 2018Tiago Franco Deoliviera, Vineyard Haven; DOB 4/18/87; unlicensed operation of motor vehicle: to be dismissed upon payment of $250 court cost and...

Your helping hands this Thanksgiving

Every year, favorite Island restaurants and bakeries make the holidays a bit easier by doing what they do best — all the work. Call...

Ferry Land

There’s a magic that residesIn the waters between land and islesThere’s a stirring in the airEvery time the whistles blareWhat form of magic is...

MV Ps and Qs: Do you have papers?

Dear Nicole: I am a teenager, Vineyard-born, of Mexican parents; I am bilingual (no accent in either language), and have lived and gone to school...

Wild Side: Cowpen daisy

When I arrived on the Vineyard in 1997, moving into a relatively new house with conventional landscaping in Oak Bluffs, I knew very little...

William J. Stafursky

William J. (“Bill”) Stafursky, 70, died unexpectedly and peacefully at home on Nov. 1, 2018.He was born in Greenfield on March 28, 1948,...

Chilmark: History lessons

It was brought to my attention that last week I failed to mention Alfred Hall of Edgartown, who is credited with saving the town...

Edgartown: Check out the Carnegie

As I sit down to write, I can honestly say I’ve got that “winter chill.” You know the one. You just can’t seem to...

Oak Bluffs: Don’t forget to vote

We are slowly but certainly, and perhaps reluctantly, wending our way into winter. If the leafless trees, wilted flower beds, and shortened daylight hours...

Tisbury: Getting ready for Hospice fundraiser

Heard on Main Street: Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut.Saturday, Nov. 17, find some good books at the Vineyard Haven library’s mini book...

West Tisbury: Corn pudding time

It’s finally gotten cold enough to start the woodstove in the evenings, and these past few mornings, as well. Leaves are mostly down now,...

Aquinnah: Busy as ever

Why is it that it’s November and I’m still really busy? Nothing seems like it’s slowing down at all. I mean aside from the...

Real Estate Transactions: Nov. 5 – 9, 2018

Chilmark Nov. 9, Seth F. Wakeman sold an undivided ½ interest in a beach lot to Joel Jacobson, trustee of KLCK Nominee Trust, for $79,000. Edgartown Nov....

Opioid epidemic tied to business productivity

The State House News Service reports that the opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities and killed thousands has also had a “severe” impact on...

Now what?

The midterm elections have ended, the Republicans have held onto the Senate, and the Democrats will take over the House in January. The bluest...

Climate change bigger threat to birds than windmills

By Jack ClarkePresident Trump recently criticized “windmills” as a source of energy, claiming, “They kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those...

Fishing for clues

To the Editor:To whoever placed a note on my windshield at Menemsha Pond stating, “Stay out of this pond!!! O.B. kids scallop in the...

Support your VTA drivers

To the Editor:I am a bus driver. I drive both for the schools and the VTA. As we all know, VTA drivers are amazing....

Shameful act

To the Editor:Whoever you are: Shame on you. What gives you the right to go onto my daughter's property in Oak Bluffs and help...

Capital needed to help independent fishermen

To the Editor:Our role as members of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust (MVFPT) has evolved from that of trying to obtain permits and...