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With Mill Pond in mind – what’s happening to ponds elsewhere in the state?

The town of West Tisbury has begun a discussion about what, if anything, should be done to maintain the Mill Pond, a man-made impoundment of the Mill Brook in the center of West Tisbury.

Safety off-line in Chilmark

The Sunday, October 3l, Boston Globe had an article datelined Katmandu, Nepal, and headlined "Cellphone service reaches the top of the world.

Jane M. Quinson

Jane Misrahi Quinson, 70, of Oak Bluffs died on October 28.

Claude DeHaro

Claude "Frenchy" DeHaro died on October 18, 2010 in Longview, Washington.

Reinforcement

To the Editor:On Halloween night, I went trick or treating with my daughter and some friends to the Franklin/North William/Spring Street area of Vineyard Haven.

Dirt bike Sundays

My husband and I have been blessed with a new home at Eliakim's Way in West Tisbury.

Viola Fuller

Viola Fuller of Edgartown died on Friday, October 29, 2010 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Larry Luening

Larry Leuning, 58, of Edgartown died on Monday evening, November 1, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Rosemarie C. DeSorcy

Rosemarie Connell DeSorcy died unexpectedly on October 17 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Thanks so much

A note of thanks To my dear friends — "family" — at Windemere and Martha's Vineyard Hospital: thank you so very much for the love and support you've all shown me during my medical leave (and always).

Vital connection

On behalf of the Oak Bluffs School, I would like to thank the Martha's Vineyard Rotary Association for its continued support of our literacy program.

New service at Vineyard Complementary Medicine

Vineyard Complementary Medicine announced the addition of the BioMat, an FDA licensed device that combines far infrared heat (FIR) with amethyst crystals to produce negative ion energy, according to a press release.

Local meat production on Martha’s Vineyard

This weekend, Islanders will get a chance to sample chicken and pork raised on Martha's Vineyard while supporting the effort to have meat processed here too.

A gardening odyssey

My friend Judy is having an addition put on, so she offered me a lilac that was in the way.

Let’s start with the skunks

To the Editor:Living on Martha's Vineyard, most people here don't generally look with that much envy on the next atoll over, Nantucket, unless maybe if you're into Kerry-watching, prices at least as high as on the Cote d'Azur, and spring seasons where it's colder even than here.

Environmental abuse in pursuit of oil and gas

Hydraulic fracturing blasts oil and gas from tight shale rock more than a mile underground using a pressurized mixture of water, sand, and chemicals, to loosen petroleum-rich formations to get the oil and gas flowing to the surface.

It means a lot

I just wanted you to know how grateful we are at Island Elderly Housing (IEH) for the pre- and post-coverage of our art show by the IEH artists and craftsmen.

No on ballot questions

The three statewide ballot questions will hurt people —in very concrete ways.

Beatrice C. Beaucaire

Beatrice Correllus Beaucaire, a native of Martha's Vineyard, died on Wednesday, October 20, in Bristol, Conn.