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Preserve Tisbury

I was born and raised here, and am currently a resident of Tisbury.

Right whales in Island waters; State cautions mariners

The state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) urges mariners to use caution in the coastal waters around Martha's Vineyard where two pairs of mother and calf right whales are feeding.


Forty years ago the Environmental Protection Agency was established to address the pubic demand for cleaner water, air, and land.


Those who got an early start to putting away their winter wardrobes were not rewarded this past week as temperatures fell back to what we would expect for this time of year.


Are we really almost through with April? What a pleasant spring we have had so far.

Ernest F. Nippes

Ernest Frederick Nippes, an academic committed to leadership, service, and devotion, died at home on April 3 surrounded by his family in Sanford, Florida.

Mary Jackson

Mary Etta Jackson, 74, died on April 15 peacefully at her home in Edgartown, surrounded by loved ones.


Congratulations to Heather and Paul.

A straightforward issue

You'd never know it from all of the emotional rhetoric, but the beer and wine question facing Tisbury voters next Tuesday is a remarkably straightforward issue.

Real change for the better

A yes vote to permit the sale of beer or wine will allow only the following to occur: The sale of only beer or wine, only with food, only at your table, only at dining establishments approved and licensed by the town, only at those with at least 30 seats, and only by wait staff who have received state approved certification.

Vibrant again

Of the many important reasons to vote yes for beer and wine in Tisbury, I want to emphasize that the health of our business community is critical to the health of our entire town.

Church/state, no divide

The decision of the town of West Tisbury at the annual town meeting to spend $150,000 on the Congregational Church, in addition to the $30,000 it has already spent, is totally unacceptable.

Tisbury’s is still a tourist economy

Vote yes for beer and wine in Tisbury.

A quiet, friendly place

To the Editor: I am a resident of Vineyard Haven and I am writing in support of the upcoming beer and wine resolution.


Francesca Mancinone of Edgartown, at Bridgewater State College.


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Anne L. Broome

Anne Lawton Broome, 84, died at her Edgartown home on Thursday, April 15.

Q and A with architects

The Times asks Island architects: What's one thing you try to convince a client to do to make their home more environmentally friendly?"I would have to say a really good building envelope: good insulation, good windows.

Eating in a good cause

On Wednesday, April 7, Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey (MVYH) families and players rallied their supporters to join in a wonderfully fun and simple fundraising event at Sharky's Cantina.