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SSA failing Island residents

I have to question the math and management of the Steamship Authority's Islander Preferred reservations system.

Good luck, Nisa and Ben

Here are another two voices who find it really terrible what is happening to Nisa Counter and Ben Ramsey with the Sheriff's Meadows Foundation (SMF), over their land that has been in Ben's family for several generations.

What’s up with the beach closings?

When will the West Tisbury town officials finally address the deplorable continuing

Sincere thanks

On Monday morning, August 15, while at a breakfast talk by Senator Scott Brown, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, I had the misfortune of fainting during the question-and-answer period of the senator's talk.

Heartfelt thanks

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Scott Lively of Edgartown.

Security on steroids

Around 5 pm on Sunday evening,I happened to gaze out on Vineyard Sound and observe two Coast Guard boats in Lambert's Cove.

Glad you’re here, Mr. President

We are so honored and privileged that the president of the USA and his family have once again come to our wonderful Island for their family vacation.

Some folks I met at Gosnold. Perhaps you know them.

Rarely, and only when important conditions have been satisfied, The Martha's Vineyard Times publishes in its print edition Letters to the Editor that are unsigned.

The Fair

All the games and rides are going,skillet throwing, animals showing.


We thank the anonymous Chilmark runner who found our Volvo hubcap and turned it into the Chilmark police.

Terrific evenings for the library

The West Tisbury Library has much to celebrate.

And, for the Edgartown Library

Many thanks to the generous patrons and all who attended the Edgartown Library Foundation's Third Annual Legacy of Learning Event, held recently at The Boathouse Field Club in Katama.

Try Nantucket

With his approval rating just hitting 39 percent, the lowest for any first-term president, maybe President Obama will consider going to Nantucket next year, seeing it will be his last year in office, and stay at John Kerry's home there.

For your health

Be aware of the soda pandemic.

Mariner Samaritan

Last week during a wind shift, the anchor rode fouled the anchor of Crowflite and made it so that the anchor could not reset.