The ownership claim made by Ben Ramsey and Nisa Counter to a portion of Chilmark property owned by Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is meritless. The state Land Court decided the matter this month. The court found no substance at all to the Ramsey-Counter position. Not on any grounds. The judge examined the long, complicated history of […]
By Michael A. Goldsmith, chairman; Patti Young, secretary; Jack Law, vice president; Mort Fearey, treasurer; and members Allan Keith, Karen Kennedy, Ursula Kreskey, Diane Nordin, Joan Coles Potter, Edie Radley, and Robert Tonti, the chief executive of the board, of the Visiting Nursing Association. On March 27, The Martha’s Vineyard Times published an editorial posing “unanswered” […]
For you, it may be pinkletinks, or returning ospreys, or a brave crocus, but this year spring began in earnest when the snow stopped and the rain began. For years, I thought shadbush was the longed-for harbinger. Among the abundant signs of gathering spring, shadbush flowers brightly along the road and in the woods where, […]
From the time it was built in 1856, it has drawn people to it, with New Bedford steamers bringing weekend tourists to Pilot’s Landing where oxcarts took them up the hill to the famous Light.
This March, when the Patrick Administration awarded $3 million in tax credits to community development corporations across Massachusetts, 38 recipients were on the list. Just 10 organizations were funded at the highest level of $110,000 for the first year of this three-year program. Among the 10 was IHT, the Island Housing Trust. This was a […]
Understandably, Oak Bluffs voters have been wrong-footed by the turmoil surrounding the Quilt Fund, the Council on Aging, and its director, former selectman Roger Wey. What to make of all this as they enter the voting booths to re-elect Walter Vail and Mike Santoro, or turn one of the two out of office, in favor […]
Our habit of centuries and of generations is to venerate the town meeting as the pure, raw essence of democratic self-government. But, we’ve been duped. It’s just eyewash. After all, town government, measured by town meeting attendance, spends much but involves few. And sometimes, the few become too few, and a town meeting fails to […]
The collapse of the Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) has not been fully accounted for. It is not enough to say merely, as its leaders have in terse – just the facts – terms that it has closed its doors and that in disappearing it did a good job of protecting its patients and employees from […]
Don’t miss the account this morning of the career of 31-year-old Matthew P. Tucci, who was arrested last week. Again. This time for dealing heroin. It’s a story of hard and successful work by police and of repeated failure of the district attorney’s office and the court to protect the law abiding residents of Dukes […]
The town needs to get to the bottom of the bookkeeping and record keeping mess, and Mr. Wey, who has, perhaps acting out of long experience as an elected, independent town officer, appears to have conducted the Council’s affairs in his own genial and informal way.