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Got to do it

To the Editor:The Youth Task Force appreciates the position of reader Megan Klein, in her letter titled, "Bad timing," published January 8. Although it...

Island Home spills fuel, misses trips

The Steamship Authority's (SSA) Island Home ferry missed two trips Monday morning when an overfilled emergency generator fuel tank leaked a small amount of...

If Dr. King were here today

In years past, we all have looked forward to celebrating and remembering the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as we recalled his...

Cape Wind – not persuasive

Cape Wind has won an important victory in its pursuit of federal, state, local, and popular permission to build its 130-turbine project on Horseshoe...

Curves offers free weight management classes

Curves of Martha's Vineyard, the franchise fitness club for women, is offering free weight management classes to teach its method for losing weight and...

Tisbury Mural Project takes shape

On Saturday a group that included high school art students and local artists gathered at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center...

Oak Bluffs fire department receives $66,500 grant

The Oak Bluffs Fire Department this week learned that it will receive a $66,500 federal grant under the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to...

Hospital chairman named trustee of the year

Seasonal West Tisbury resident John P. Ferguson last month received New England Healthcare Assembly's (NEHA) prestigious 2008 Trustee Leadership Award, which recognizes the "significant...

West Tisbury unearths unused scholarship

West Tisbury selectmen last week deeded a long-forgotten $3,600 scholarship trust fund to the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society Scholarship Fund.Residents established the fund as...

Tisbury annual report wins award

Tisbury's 2007 annual town report won second place in a statewide contest held by the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), in the category for towns...

Sail Martha’s Vineyard offers captain’s course

Sail Martha's Vineyard is offering instruction geared toward getting a commercial captain's license once again this winter.An informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January...

Shedding light on electric co-op and Island concerns

Cape Light Compact (CLC) administrator Maggie Downey will provide a power-point presentation and answer questions about the recently formed Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative...

Despite the weather, thanks

To the Editor:While the weather hampered some well-laid plans for Martha's Vineyard's Last Night First Day celebration, we would like to recognize the role...

Question 2 will work

To the Editor:As Question 2 is being implemented across the state, opponents just can't resist clamoring that the new law reducing penalties for adult...

Guns and sneakers

To the Editor:The outgoing, twice-elected Bush/Cheney administration should be feted for its strong support of Israel, America's most reliable ally in the Middle East....

Fisheries mis-management

To the Editor:Are the seiners going to steal your bait in 2009?They will if new regulations being proposed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine...

Emergency training for school personnel

To the Editor:On January 6 and 7, staff from the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools and various town officials participated in a two-day Island-wide school...

Bike paths will mean longer ferry lines

To the Editor:The December 31 Martha's Vineyard Times article about the Chappy bike path controversy might lead the reader to believe that my comments,...

A story and a lesson

To the Editor:One of my Christmas cards was returned to me today marked "Undeliverable." Having known the lady to whom the card had been...

Our incarcerated guests

Every review of the vital services provided the community at the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction revives the community debate over whether...