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Bike paths will mean longer ferry lines

To the Editor:The December 31 Martha's Vineyard Times article about the Chappy bike path controversy might lead the reader to believe that my comments,...

A story and a lesson

To the Editor:One of my Christmas cards was returned to me today marked "Undeliverable." Having known the lady to whom the card had been...

Our incarcerated guests

Every review of the vital services provided the community at the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction revives the community debate over whether...

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

December 18, 2008Tucker C. Smith, Chilmark; DOB 9/5/84, operating motor vehicle with suspended license and possession of Class D drug (marijuana): continued to pretrial...

State of our state

To the Editor:Each member in our fifth grade class is working on a project called "Parade of States." We are responsible for gathering as...

Bad timing

To the Editor:I find it absolutely ridiculous that an article was placed beforehand in the paper about the compliance checks.It's just like putting...

Inaccessibility

To the Editor:I was incarcerated in an airtight enclosure of approximately two an a half feet by four feet and several inches on Saturday,...

Shoveling needed

To the Editor:Five days following last Wednesday's snowfall, little has been done by the Edgartown Highway Department to make sidewalks passable, aside from a...

Issue resolved with state, Sheriff’s Meadow finds issues remain over Gazette coverage

During the past six months Sheriff's Meadow found itself in the unusual position of claiming that it was the victim of unfair and inaccurate...

Our 2009 to-do, no, must-do list

For several years, in the last newspaper of each year, we've asked Island leaders to write about the year ending and the one impending....

Boston lawyer hangs out Vineyard shingle

Jay F. Theise, a Boston-based lawyer and new Aquinnah homeowner, announced that he is now meeting with clients by appointment on Martha's Vineyard.Mr. Theise...

Cumberland Farms gives ambulance service $1,000

In keeping with its annual tradition of supporting the Last Night First Day celebration on Martha's Vineyard, Cumberland Farms presented a $1,000 donation to...

Edgartown closes Cape Poge to scalloping; yield is down

Edgartown selectmen, on the unanimous recommendation of the town's shellfish committee, voted to close Cape Poge to scalloping beginning tomorrow, January 9.Several commercial fishermen...

Superintendent’s records upkeep approved

In their first meeting of 2009 on Monday night, members of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School District school committee resolved to do some...

Home loans that don’t have to be paid back

Pre-applications for a $2 million grant program that offers substantial benefits for home improvements are due February 1. Town officials are encouraging Island residents...

Gas price decline ends on mainland, continues here

Gasoline prices remained unchanged in the latest AAA survey, ending 15 weeks of consecutive declines. according to the State House News Service. In the...

Program offers tips for Island businesses

A program hosted by the Martha's Vineyard Women's Network (MVWN) on January 13 will offer tips on starting up, maintaining, and expanding businesses in...

Island soldier home from Iraq

EOCN Craig Sylvia, USN, of Oak Bluffs returned for an Island visit after finishing a six-month tour of duty in Iraq. As he stepped...

Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Chamber presentation to focus on economy

David Augustinho, executive director of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board, will talk about the economy and state funding for local business at...

Christopher Aring-Sharkovitz: 10-year-old robotics teacher

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) welcomed back 10-year-old Christopher Aring-Sharkovitz for his second summer of teaching Lego robotics. Along with high-school mathematics...