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Do the right thing

To the Editor:With the retirement of our police chief, David Rossi, the town of Edgartown has the opportunity to choose the perfect successor. Presently...

SSA to the rescue

To the Editor:On a recent ferry trip, I walked off, leaving my backpack filled with my PC, notebooks, and other work-related materials. When I...

Melvin A. Pachico

Melvin A. Pachico, 80, died unexpectedly on Dec. 4, 2017.He was born on Jan. 23, 1937, in Vineyard Haven to Frank A. and...

Feeling inspired

Last week, we had two very different stories, both inspirational — the type of stories that give you pause and leave you wondering what...

Black Dog is shelter’s best friend

To the Editor:The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard would like to recognize and to thank the Black Dog for making the shelter the beneficiary...

Health board didn’t follow law on adding fluoride

To the Editor:Here are some facts about the fluoride order in Edgartown.The board of health voted and posted the order without consulting the town,...

Cape Poge is wrong location for aquaculture

To the Editor:The longstanding tradition of Islanders making a living working the waterfront is a significant part of our heritage here on the Vineyard....

A happy start to the ho-ho-holidays

To the Editor:Christmas and the arrival of Santa are magical, especially for children. Last Wednesday night, right in the middle of downtown Oak Bluffs,...

Vigil to commemorate Sandy Hook

To the Editor:Five years ago on Dec. 14, 2012, 20 children and six staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.,...

Drawing at the gallery

The Night Heron Gallery, a co-op of 10 Island artists on Main Street in Vineyard Haven, is offering a spectacular raffle basket to benefit...

‘Legally Blonde Jr.’ takes the stage at Tisbury School

Students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at the Tisbury School decided last spring that their fall musical would be “Legally Blonde Jr.,”...

Trying to keep family on the Island

To the Editor:“At this festive season of the year … it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for...

Court report: Nov. 30, 2017 – Dec. 4, 2017

Nov. 30, 2017Ana Clara Alves, Oak Bluffs; DOB 2/5/99, uninsured motor vehicle: to be dismissed upon payment of $150 court cost; unregistered motor vehicle:...

Academic honors

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Honors RollGrade 12High honors: Matthew Barton, Marissa D’Antonio, Molly deBettencourt, Rose Engler, Angela Hayes, Sydney Jasny, Marguerite Mayhew,...

Births: Nov. 27, 2017

Eleanor Catherine WalkerElizabeth Walker and Daniel Walker of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Eleanor Catherine Walker, on Nov. 27, 2017, at...

Steamship cancels Tuesday night ferry runs

The following trips have been canceled due to weather conditions.M/V NANTUCKET 8:30 pm Vineyard Haven to Woods HoleM/V ISLAND HOME 8:30PM Woods Hole to Vineyard HavenM/V ISLAND HOME 9:30PM Vineyard...

Gianetti – McCabe

Kris McCabe proposed to Jessica Lyn Gianetti on Menemsha Beach on Martha’s Vineyard. The bride-to-be is from Lincoln, R.I. She graduated from Massachusetts College...

Black Dog presents $1,500 to the Animal Shelter of M.V.

The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard was recently awarded a check for nearly $1,500 from the Black Dog from the sales of their ”Best...

Quote of the week

“We’ve righted our financial ship.”—Brian Athearn, newly elected president of Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society.