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Library design struggle in Edgartown ends with an opportunity

Have you noticed how much less stressful it is to have the viewfinder of a camera facing you than the lens? It's the same way with newspaper writing: My side of the keyboard is usually the safer place to be.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Chorus’ “The Music Man”

The Island Community Chorus opens its 15th anniversary season with what its lisping character Winthrop Paroo would describe as "thumpin' very, very thpecial."

Parsonages and predicaments

Up in West Tisbury, the request for permission to tear down the Old Parsonage has gotten a lot of Island press — and rightly so, because it plays out against the backdrop of our concern for preserving the character of Martha's Vineyard.

Benefits and detriments

Every couple of years, as required by its state charter, the Martha's Vineyard Commission pulls out a document called the DRI checklist and reviews it.

Old Whaling Church bell removed to allow for repairs

Main Street in Edgartown was closed for three hours Monday morning while a crew extracted the 1,500-pound bronze bell from the tower of the Old Whaling Church.

CLAMS expands eBook selections at Vineyard libraries

Hundreds of Cape and Islands readers who received new eBook readers logged onto their regional library network, CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing) on the day after Christmas to download electronic books to read — for free.

Bad process, good outcome

When a good thing happens at an inopportune moment, in an unfortunate way, it's still a good thing.

Micromanaging the MVC

The Edgartown selectmen have been known to protest against the popular Island perception of Edgartown as the Island town that plays least well with others.

Island Community Chorus’s Holiday Concert

Continuing a tradition begun in 1999, the Island Community Chorus will present its annual Holiday Concert this Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, Dec.

Sail Martha’s Vineyard art auction

Sail Martha's Vineyard will transform its offices at the historic Mayhew Schoolhouse on Main Street, Vineyard Haven, into an art gallery for a seasonal fundraising sale that opens this Saturday, Dec.

Full disclosure, and a tax satisfaction index

A patron stopped at the Edgartown Library desk last Wednesday and asked when The Martha's Vineyard Times planned to publish its annual property tax listings.

You could look it up

Back in December of last year, a lively online discussion was sparked when this newspaper reported that Edgartown voters would be asked, at our 2010 annual town meeting, to borrow $4 million to build a new public library.

Sculpture honors Jacqueline Pimentel

Jacqueline Pimentel, a longtime Edgartown resident and advocate for the arts, will be remembered this Saturday, Oct.

Forward into the past

For those of us who live and work here year-round, Labor Day is one of the most eagerly awaited holidays of the year.

The view from Room 214

War, said the wag, is how Americans learn geography.

Grading our teachers

I visited with Jim Weiss, our superintendent of schools, not long after the flap that played out on the front pages of both Island newspapers over a few students who wanted to wear their Brazilian national colors on graduation day.

Doing what must be done – for nonprofits summer is no season of respite

The nonprofit organizations of Martha's Vineyard deliver our babies and sit with us when we're dying.

Film series starts at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

The film series of the Summer Institute at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center opens its 10th anniversary season this Sunday, June 20, with the screening of "Wondrous Oblivion," a favorite film from the archives of the Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF).

Divide and conquer

I heard this story 25 or 30 years ago, when the Island chiefs of police would gather once a month or so over coffee or sandwiches to talk shop and share information.