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West Tisbury prepares to join Island-wide warning system

West Tisbury officials last week considered protocols and procedures for an Island-wide emergency notification system the town expects to join this month.

David O’Docherty

David O'Docherty, 75, of Lynn, the well-known Irish painter and traditional musician, died on Saturday June 19, while swimming off Martha's Vineyard.

Throw all the bums out

The founders of America had it right.

Garlic, nepetas, neem

July is here, yet it feels as if it has been July for three weeks already.


It's the 4th of July! Well, almost and you know what that means — it's all downhill from here.

Cowardly hit and run

Just wanted to say thanks to the coward that ran over my cat the night of June 25, at approximately 7 pm.

A question of commitment

Laurie Perry-Henry, I also totally agree that Obama and Gates should both apologize for acting "stupidly" toward Sgt.

Immigrants must pass a U.S. civics quiz. Test your knowledge.

On July Fourth, the nation celebrates its birthday.

Community wind instead

I just don't feel comfortable that any planning agency on this Island has the comprehension or rules in place to handle the potential for the proliferation of hundreds of steel towers that may be constructed on this Island in the coming years.

From the corner where I tossed them

Publishers send us dozens of books each year.

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.

Ray Ellis: The Art of Living

"The older I get, the better things are," says celebrated artist Ray Ellis.

Three galleries share series

The Field Gallery, The Granary, and North Water Gallery will each play host to a different aspect of an ambitious three-part theme show: "Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral.

Show Openings

North Water Gallery 5 to 7 pm, North Water St.


There's a new Island artist debuting with a show at the Shaw Cramer Gallery this weekend.

Opening at Cousen Rose

On Saturday, July 3, from 7 to 9 pm, Cousen Rose Gallery at 71 Upper Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs will hold a reception kicking off a new exhibit of artwork from three artists: Oil painter Mark Zeender, photographer Debra Gaines, and Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson, whose photographs of President Barack Obama and nature photography of puffins will also be displayed.

Do younger collectors seem to prefer a particular style of art?

Elizabeth Cecil, co-owner of PEP Gallery: It depends on their personalities, but for the most part I've noticed that younger collectors go for a more contemporary style of art.

Images of America at Simon Gallery

Peter and Ronni Simon are holding their annual gallery party on July 5 with the added attraction of debuting 10 framed images from Mr.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions : June 14-18, 2010

June 14, Citibank NA as trustee for WaMu Series 2007-HE4 Trust, current holder by assignment of a mortgage from Donald Bell to Washington Mutual Bank, FA sold 29 Smith Hollow Farm to Washington Mutual Bank FA by foreclosure deed for $409,500.

Tisbury provides bus patrons shelter from the storm

Tisbury selectman Tristan Israel officially unveiled two new bus shelters erected to shield passengers from the elements while they wait at the Vineyard Transit Authority bus stop near the Vineyard Haven Steamship Authority terminal.