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Gratitude abounds

To the Editor:The free Pancake Breakfast on July 3, honoring our Island veterans who sacrificed so much forthe freedom of our country was a big success.

A community that cares and acts

It is with a heavy heart and great pride that I write this letter about the tragic bicycle accident last week in Tisbury.

Loretta Balla

Loretta (Di Domenico) Balla, owner of the Seaview Hotel in Oak Bluffs, died May 28 at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth with family and friends by her side.

Robert J. Mocarski

An accomplished pilot, his first view of the Vineyard was from his Cessna 172 high over Nantucket Sound on his approach to the airport.

Gertrude H. B. Meras

A memorial celebration of the life of Gertrude Harned (Bonnie) Bunting Meras of East Chop, who died November 29 in Oak Bluffs, will be held this Saturday, July 17, at 11 am at the West Tisbury Congregational Church.

Kathleen A. Gillis

Kathleen Ann (McLean) Gillis of Vineyard Haven died at Martha's Vineyard Hospital on Friday, July 9, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Elita ways in

Ross Gannon began building his boat, Elita, almost 18 years ago.

How Island kids spend the summer

Martha's Vineyard is a busy place for teens in the summer.

Edgartown selectmen rule on dog attack

Edgartown selectmen agreed unanimously Monday to order pit bull owner Kyle Byrne of 3A Boylston Drive to post a $200 bond for a year on the dog.

The heat goes on

The season has turned, and now the time of ripening is upon us.

It’s a matter of our appetite

If BP would stop using oil dispersants — they are horrible biologically.

In response to the POINT advertisement

The full-page POINT advertisement, so prominent on the back page, makes a few good points about the state's plan and raises some questions about wind power that must be addressed for any responsible offshore turbine project.

Our community thanks you

There is a serene easiness amongst the recently completed cluster of homes at Eliakim's Way in West Tisbury.

We can do better

It is with a sadness like no other that I write this.

A ladder would help

To the Editor,They say the best things in life are free, and jumping off the bridge at State Beach on a warm sunny day is one of those things.

Hospital cost shift

The residents of the Vineyard have long wondered why we have to wait five to six hours to be seen and treated at the Emergency Room at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Changing our behavior

We watch with dismay as the scope of the worst environmental disaster in our nation's history unfolds day after day in the Gulf of Mexico.

Slaughterhouse needed

History tells us that during the Revolutionary War the crews from British ships took a great number of sheep to slaughter for the meat.