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Herbert E. Isaacs

Herbert Eugene Isaacs died in Jackson, Mich.


Allison McAndrews and Liam Wallace, both of Vineyard Haven and both students at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, recently received St.

Frightening fracking

Fracking is a practice in which water, sand and chemicals are injected into the well at high pressure to loosen shale and release gas.

A success

I would like to extend the most sincere thank you to everyone who made the Tuesday, July 12, Flatbread Pizza benefit for the MVRHS Minnesingers possible and such a great success.

A village’s support

It truly does take a village to produce a successful evening of fundraising, and we all know there are many of them on this Island in the summer.


On Saturday, July 9, friends and I took the Art Stroll.

Management and leadership

I must take an exception to the Vineyard Gazette's editorial of July 15, indicating that it takes both leadership and management skills to become an accomplished town administrator.

Temporary disease

How curious and ironic it was to find an article [July 13,

Amy, goat and rock star

Darling of the goat barn and blue ribbon champion, Amy, a pure-breed alpine, was the belle of the ball circa 1975 at the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair.


I faced a surprise party birthday-cake crisis, and Gates, the owner of Rickard's Bakery, came to my rescue (after closing time, on a Sunday) in a huge way.

Thanks to all of you

A big thank you to all who organized, contributed to, and participated in my retirement party on July 9.

Where does ‘on-Island’ come from?

Over the last 30 years or so, the phrase "on-Island" has been more and more used.

The wrong spot for a monument

Our selectmen have voted to move the little known war memorial from it's somewhat obscure site at the triangle across from Whiting's Pond to the West Tisbury Town Hall.

So much support

We were so very impressed with the amount of support given to Sail Martha's Vineyard's 20th Seafood Buffet and Auction and the 6th Vineyard Cup Regatta Weekend.

Blighted mornings

Mornings will not begin with my saying to my four year old daughter, "Good morning, Peanut, it's time for school.