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Rules are rules, sometimes silly

It is time everyone took a good look at the picturesque town of West Tisbury with its farmlands, lush greenery, flowers for sale, homemade road signs and unique businesses — quaint little town with many distractions to the eye, beautiful flowers growing in our greenhouses, chairs hanging from trees, balloons pointing the way to a summer BBQ, freshly baked pies for the taking, and flags outside of businesses.

Mishka, Arrested Development, and Donavon Frankenreiter at Nectar’s

On the second track of Mishka's 2009 album Above the Bones, the international reggae sensation announces, "Here comes that train again.

Traffic lights needed

To the Editor:Given the traffic and accidents on Martha's Vineyard due to increased traffic in the summer, I do not understand why traffic lights are not installed.

Beware when shopping for electricity

To the Editor:Many consumers on the Cape and Martha's Vineyard have received an offer from Dominion Retail to "Lock-in a Low, Fixed, Electricity Price.

Step away from the clay cliffs

I was blessed to have the opportunity today, Friday July 16, to enjoy several hours at Moshup's Trail Beach at Aquinnah, taking in the sun, sand, and surf.

Toward a framework for Martha’s Vineyard wind energy regulation

In the coming year the Vineyard and Gosnold communities will be deciding what kind of wind energy development we want, both on land and offshore in state and federal waters.

Disappointing visit to the new ER

I am very proud of our community for coming together to build a "better hospital.

A rebuttal

In a letter in the July 15 MVTimes, entitled "In response to the POINT advertisement", Paul Pimentel, in reference to the POINT advertisement of July 1, complains how tiresome it is to have to set the record straight, and then, in the guise of doing so, goes on to mislead your readers in a number of particulars.

Amazing coverage

Just a note to say that the coverage of the harbor fire was simply amazing.

Do you think this is funny?

Another bench has disappeared from the bus route to and from Vineyard Haven.

Please return my photos

To the person who picked up the wrong photos from Mosher's over the weekend, or Monday, could you please return them as soon as possible.

Barbara J. L. Starrett

Barbara Jean Ligget Starrett, a writer, teacher and Jungian analyst who also excelled at music and painting, died peacefully in the early morning of Saturday, July 10 at her home in Chelsea, Mass.

To make cycling safer

I offer heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the recent tragic cycling accident in Vineyard Haven.

Discovering the M.V. Museum

The Martha's Vineyard Museum held its 12th annual Evening of Discovery on Thursday, July 15, at the Vose family's spectacular Tower Hill site overlooking Edgartown Harbor.

Annual Feast of the Holy Ghost in pictures

The 68th annual Feast of the Holy Ghost took place the past weekend at the Portuguese-American Club.

Trimming the old fashioned way – sensitively

Thank you to the town of Chilmark Highway Department for the beautiful work they have been doing clearing the North Road.

Norma Falce

Norma (Smith) Falce, 73, of Wethersfield, Conn.

Sports Highlights

Lenny Vanderhoop blistered the course at Mink Meadows, Saturday, with a two under-par round of 69 and nailed the club championship with a three round total of 223.

Men in the mud

Despite Monday afternoon's deluge, players of the Men's Summer Softball League showed up at Veterans War Memorial Park for their scheduled games.

Sharpshooting at the R&G

Matt Tobin of Chilmark (above) won the annual Klays for Kids skeet shoot at the MV Rod & Gun Club's skeet range, Sunday, July 18.