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Disaster-ready, spelling-challenged

The Island's Mass Casualty Unit van is parked and available when needed for an emergency response.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission continues Tisbury Marketplace review

Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) members stalled on the topics of summer traffic counts and parking spaces at a continued public hearing last Thursday night to consider a proposed addition to the Tisbury Marketplace on State Road in Vineyard Haven.

IFP Spring Food Show

Island Food Products, the Island's local foodservice distributor, hosted its 2010 Spring Food Show Wednesday, April 26 at Mediterranean Restaurant in Oak Bluffs.

West Tisbury

The subtlety of shad bush blooming in its quiet way was last week.

Fire on Tisbury’s Main Street put out quickly

Tisbury fire fighters quickly extinguished a fire at 54 Main Street in Tisbury Sunday night, at the back of the building housing galleries owned by Louisa Gould and Peter and Ronni Simon.

Island Theatre Workshop opens new doors

Island Theatre Workshop (ITW) is very excited to have their own space after 42 years of traveling to different venues, from the Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs to schools and senior centers.

Derby Day at the P.A.

There were Mint Juleps aplenty at the Portuguese-American Club last Saturday for what some call the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby.

Edgartown selectmen hear about noise complaints

Edgartown selectmen dealt with noise complaints about Seafood Shanty, a popular and busy waterfront restaurant, at their Monday meeting.

Help thank a million veterans in 2010

Special cards to hand out to veterans, active military, and their families, thanking them for their service and sacrifice are available from Dukes County veterans services officer Jo Ann Murphy.

To a nesting pair (Vineyard Verses)

two ospreys posed in their pole-top abode.

A perverse strategy

Lots of Islanders have housing Odysseys to tell, and most are harrowing.

Bike MS: Riders cruise the Vineyard

Six hundred and ninety-one cyclists completed Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard fundraising ride, in the sun on Saturday with more than 100 volunteers and five Island businesses providing support.

Lagoon Pond Bridge detour tonight

The new temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge is scheduled to close to traffic from 8 pm this evening until 6 am Friday morning.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Jose Luis Arias, Jamaica Plain; DOB 3/7/88, trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium: case transferred to Superior Court.

Warren Buffett’s note is dividend for Island fan

After following investment expert Warren Buffett's straightforward advice for several years, Ellen O'Brien of Tisbury decided to send him an admiring note, along with a little advice of her own.


I don't think there is an annual moment when one takes a week to make a personal assessment.