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Great, but make the signs smaller

Downtown Oak Bluffs looks beautiful.

Graceful turbine

To the Editor:We all owe a debt of gratitude to Morning Glory Farm for their leadership in exploring the virtues of wind-generated energy.

Thanks to all who gave of themselves

Once again, it is the time of year to give thanks to those who have worked to improve our community by being caring and supportive with our young people.

CSI expert separates fact from fiction at library talk

It is not often that an evening lecture at the West Tisbury Free Public Library begins with a warning about the graphic nature of the event.

A greater threat to consider

As a member of POINT (Protect Our Islands Now for Tomorrow), I have been trying to learn ways to a smarter renewable energy plan — ones that won't create ecologic havoc with no concomitant benefit to ratepayers, taxpayers or, indeed, anybody except those who will gain financially.

A generous thespian

The Vineyard Playhouse is dark.

Noteworthy events

Brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and fresh breads will all be under the Linden Tree on Main Street in Vineyard Haven this Saturday.

Relay for Life in pictures

In spite of an ominous weather forecast, spirits were high around the track and field oval behind the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School last Friday evening.

A case study: how to make a plan for energy efficiency at your house

Larry Hepler, known to most Islanders as a furniture maker, is also the owner of Energy Conservation Strategies (ECS).

Gilbert Silvia

Gilbert "Gilly" Silvia, 77, of Vineyard Haven and a lifelong Island resident, died on June 8 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich.

Tisbury health officials explain herbicde rules

The following is the board of health response to Gordon Massingham's letter, "Questions for the utility company," published in the June 3 Times.

Play the music while you can

The point in life is not to slave away for years until the age of 65 and then say, "Phew, glad it's over!" Rather, it is to make sure that we do not die with our music still in us.

So many answers better than wind

Although the newest Island wind turbine startled its neighbors when it rose to its 150-foot height at the popular Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown last week, at 55kw, it's definitely a little guy in the big backyard turbine category.

For electricity, a logical choice

To the Editor:Nelson Sigelman's recent article about the future cost of electricity generated by Cape Wind, and the fact that Cape Wind intends to sell its power to National Grid (not our electricity provider) further reinforces the Vineyard Power initiative, in my mind.

Shirley Sapin

Shirley Sapin, 83, formerly of West Tisbury, died December 22, 2009, in Maryland.

Klezmer at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

The Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center (MVHC) hosted a concert last Sunday with Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer, the Strauss/Warschauer duo, who play Eastern European Jewish music.

Criminal corporation

To the Editor:Okay, let's hear it now about how a corporation is a person under the law.