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In an emergency, many to thank

My family and I would like to thank the staff at the Steamship Authority in Vineyard Haven and Richard Clark for getting us off on the boat Tuesday, May 25, as we had a very serious family medical emergency in New York.

Congress should do its job on energy legislation

Three years of inaction by Congress demonstrates their ineptness at promulgating meaningful energy legislation and does not justify wasting their time, instead, in trying to prevent the EPA from doing its mandated judicial directive to establish federal climate regulations.

Reporting should be less graphic

The graphic detail the MV Times has chosen to supply in articles reporting episodes of sexual misconduct (most recently regarding the exotic dancer, for example) leads me to question how well your editorial staff believes our children can read.

Very successful fundraiser

On behalf of the Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Island people who contributed to our very successful fundraiser, An Evening Under the Stars, held on May 20, at the Mediterranean Restaurant on Beach Road, Oak Bluffs.

Three different approaches at Field

As summer begins, Island galleries are preparing to launch the first exhibits.

Morning Glory turbine ought to have been placed elsewhere

I am a proponent of wind and other alternative energy projects, but that does not mean we can not be considerate to our neighbors, or to the Island.

Loretta Balla

Loretta Balla, 98, died on May 28 at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth.

A celebration of freedom and achievement

"Juneteenth" is the celebration of African American freedom and achievement and the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

West Tisbury Farmers Market starts

The West Tisbury Farmers Market is back for its 36th year, open every Saturday through October 9, and on Wednesdays beginning June 23, through August 25.

Sheila Morgan

Sheila Morgan of Vineyard Haven died on June 12 after a brief illness.

All nationalities welcome

There has been so much said about the Brazilian students being allowed to wear Brazilian colors at graduation, that this may be a little overkill.

Bombshell Sound Agents dance to Justin Martin

Bombshell Sound Agents hosted its first official Hi Life Dance Party last Friday night at the Mediterranean.

Paula Black

A bright light in the Vineyard landscape stopped glowing when Paula Black died at home in the early morning of October 12, 2009.

On to the next level

It's graduation season — with ceremonies for eighth-graders at the Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, West Tisbury, and Charter Schools.

Annual Taste of the Vineyard tonight

Tonight is the 25th annual Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll, the highly anticipated, always sold-out fundraiser for the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust.

Noteworthy events

Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.

Jared P. Mayhew

There will be a graveside service for Jared Paul Mayhew on Friday, June 25, at 2 pm at the West Tisbury Village Cemetery on State Road.

A community behind the fight

It seems that every year the Relay for Life is plagued with rain, wind, thunder and lightening, and Mother Nature certainly delivered again this year.

The final piece of life’s puzzle

Words cannot express the emotional feeling that I felt, when my name was read by the principal of the High School.