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Pet health insurance is useful, but comes with a price

Caring for a pet can be an expensive proposition, particularly on Martha's Vineyard where costs for any type of medical care run above the national average.

A chance for strolling access

The Vineyard community has an opportunity to support easements for public beach access on private beaches by commenting, by October 7, 2010, on the request by the town of Edgartown to amend the DEP Chapter 91, 10 Year Comprehensive Dredge Permit, held jointly with Oak Bluffs, to allow beach nourishment below Mean High Water at private beaches along Cow Bay.

Officials need to get busy on flu shots

Last year at this time, flu shots obtained by our local health departments were limited.

Her concerns have been satisfied

I have written this letter to Paul Foley and members of the Martha's Vineyard Commission, regarding the proposal by Jim Eddy and the Big Sky Tent company for 90 Dr.

Harvesting fruit on Martha’s Vineyard

Miscanthus grass, a roadside volunteer approximately seven years old, has been joined by about ten more — one a stripey "Zebrinus" type! — nearby.

for bill,at 89 – Eschatology: Last and First Things

Peter Ochs, long retired from NBC, is a veteran Gay Head hand, from before Gay Head became Aquinnah.

Out of touch management at TTOR

I am writing this letter in regards to the resignation of David Babson, former manager of The Trustees of the Reservations (TTOR) on Norton Point and Chappy.

Oak Bluffs

The best was saved for us.

Congrats all around

Congratulations Karl Nelson, your 8th grade science class scored number one in the state with MCAS.

Applause for teacher and students

Congratulations to the entire eighth grade and Karl Nelson, their eighth grade science teacher, on bringing honor and distinction to the West Tisbury School.

A wonderful evening of music

Thanks so much to the Island community for joining us at the recent Wintertide Coffeehouse Reunion Concert, for the benefit of the Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center.

Please approve the fishing pier

Most readers of these pages will by now be aware that a public fishing pier has been proposed to be located in Oak Bluffs between the Steamship pier and the Oak Bluffs harbor jetty.

Emergency management has limits, and trust is key

I have followed with interest the recent articles and online comments on the issue of road closures during hurricane Earl.

Jacqueline Pimentel

Jacqueline Pimentel, 59, died at her home on Clevelandtown Road in Edgartown on October 2, 2009.

Great job

"Built on Stilts," can I just say what a great job you did yet again.

Trend watch: Outdoor fire pits

Many Islanders regard fall and winter as their favorite seasons, and outdoor fire pits can help hosts continue to entertain well into the colder months.

Wampanoag powwow in Aquinnah

The 6th annual Wampanoag powwow was held at the Gay Head circle in Aquinnah over the weekend.

The Wintertide journey

It was great to see Wintertide's name in a headline again in last week's Times, but really, people, if you aspire to be the Island's newspaper of record, you've got to get your facts right.