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MVC member clarifies assessment changes

I would like to clarify some apparent misunderstandings about the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) assessments, reported on in an article in the March 17 MV Times.

Inadequate consultation over turbine siting

Recently public meetings were held in New Bedford for siting wind turbines in 3,000 square miles of federal waters off Massachusetts, encompassing traditional fishing grounds.

Many join to teach wellness

On March 16, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School held its second annual Wellness Day.

The film festival – happy and electric

The 11th annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival was by far our best festival to date.

9-11 questions stonewalled

I've sent this letter to Senator John Kerry.

Edgartown selectmen asked to pressure Comcast

I've sent this letter to the Edgartown selectmen.

A sense of awe, at a friend’s end

I heard of Jon Lipsky's death at about 4 pm, Saturday, March 19.

Tips for having your baby shower on Martha’s Vineyard

Whether you believe in baby showers before the baby arrives or a "Sip & See" tea party afterward, showers are a necessity these days to help new parents get started with all the things needed to bring home baby.

More Vineyard baby shower resources

•Venues: Beach Plum Inn; The Mansion House; The Wharf; The Space (Edg.

Arthur J. Cormier Jr.

There will be a potluck celebration of the life of Arthur Cormier from 12 noon to 3 pm on Sunday, March 20, at the P-A Club in Oak Bluffs.

MVRHS students discover Ireland, each other

On February 23, 25 members of the Irish History class at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and six chaperones left for a great adventure in Ireland.

“A Winter’s Tale” at Vineyard Playhouse

Shakespeare for the Masses posted an announcement for its upcoming show on Facebook.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard

You don't have to go to Southie to get green beer and hear Irish music today. So far, the line-up of celebrations includes Seasons, The Newes, and Offshore Ale.

Details, details, details in Oak Bluffs

In the light of the fiscal mess Oak Bluffs is in, I am expressing support and respect to selectperson Gail Barmakian's exit of last week's meeting.

It’s time for the unwashed to act

Our founding fathers would be rolling in their graves if they were here to witness the blatant power grab of the corporate dictators.

Big savings from federal agencies that don’t work

At this time our Congress is working to find ways to reduce federal spending, so that government spending is not so much more than the government's income.


Mary Farley died at the Mashpee Health Care Center on March 2, after a brief illness.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital health fair was a success

Saturday, the annual Martha's Vineyard Hospital Health Fair provided visitors with the opportunity to take advantage of a gathering of health care providers and organizations, and wander the halls of the new hospital, which has been freshy decorated with the work of Island artists.

So many to thank

Mo and I would like to take a moment and thank everyone that responded to the

The jury’s still out

The library staff would like to express a heartfelt thanks to our mistress of rhymes, Susanna Sturgis, for presiding over this event; our jury members, Joe Eldredge, and Jonathan Revere, for keeping us in order; and our musical guests, Gregg Harcourt, Mary Wolverton, Mattie and Sunny, for graciously providing Irish music for inspiration.