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Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway at 30 – a celebration

These are excerpts from an informal account of the July 24 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway.

New hospital, something missing

This is a copy of a letter I sent to Tim Walsh more than three weeks ago and have not gotten a response.

Testimony to Vineyard House’s good works

I am writing this letter to make our community aware of Vineyard House, an organization that may not be widely known, but whose existence is so crucial — not only to the individual that is personally struggling with drug and alcohol addictions, but also to the people in the lives of the afflicted.

Without your help, this would not have been possible

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for the support and financial assistance you provided to my American family, the Espindles, to bring me back to America from Afghanistan.

Looking ahead

As we head into August, the Island setting welcomes a whole new cast of characters and a wholly different feel in weather, light, and garden atmosphere.

NSTAR improves system for West Tisbury and Tisbury

NSTAR crews are upgrading the company's electrical system in parts of West Tisbury and Tisbury.


Peter Rabbit is coming to town! How exciting is that? Mr.

Oak Bluffs

Well, we say goodbye to July this week and hope that August will be a little cooler and less humid, but I don't think that has ever happened.


Fortunately for all of us the Fire Department was out washing down the streets early Saturday morning.


Well, the thunderstorms have certainly rolled in with a bang.


My friends, the heat on Sunday broke me.

Change is slow, but it’s possible

Immigration and a poor national and world economy are two crucial issues which affect people on‑Island, off‑Island and around the world, but here on a small Island the economic fight for too few jobs takes place in a small area where personal privacy is at a minimum.

London’s Balletboyz at The Yard

Incorporating a mix of dance and video into their performances, as well as a mix of dance styles, London's Balletboyz make serious dance about as accessible as it gets, without at all compromising the art form.

A cave man contest

To the Editor:I am a high school student, and this letter was written to the Oak Bluffs harbormaster.

Importers show rare tribal Persian rugs at Mansion House

Tuesday evening, at the Mansion House on Main Street in Tisbury, the Key West-based Archeo Gallery, which specializes in tribal Persian rugs made by the Quashqai nomads, will host an opening reception for its summer rug show that features a selection of the world's finest Gabbeh rugs.

Zablotny print being auctioned

It is the perfect meeting of music and the visual arts.

A summer highlight

One of the music highlights of the summer for me is attending the annual Opera Fest concert, held last Friday at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, where a group of teenage women and men trained by artistic director Claudette Peterson presented staged and sung arias from a diverse selection of operas.

Shopping for the one who has it all

Have you ever run across that person who has everything? That person, may be even family, who you have to buy a present for? What do you do? You want it to be meaningful, fun, enjoyable, and at least something they will use.

Possible Dreams this Monday, August 2

Dreaming is free, but if you want to make one of your far-fetched wishes come true — say, rehashing the plot of "Jaws" with Richard Dreyfuss over dinner — it should cost you, and help others, too.