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Three square off in race for Dukes County sheriff

While state races have captured the attention of media pundits and voters across Massachusetts, the hardest fought race on Martha's Vineyard is among the three candidates for Dukes County Sheriff.


Today is Thursday, October 28.

Up-Island voters will decide regional school committee race

Voters in West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah will elect five people to four-year terms on the Up-Island Regional School District committee.

Cape caregivers announce Island affiliation

As a result of the agreement, ASCCI will become a wholly owned subsidiary of HPCCC, with each organization retaining its individual identity, mission, corporate name, 501(c)(3) designation, staff and board of directors, according to a press release.

Let’s start with the skunks

To the Editor:Living on Martha's Vineyard, most people here don't generally look with that much envy on the next atoll over, Nantucket, unless maybe if you're into Kerry-watching, prices at least as high as on the Cote d'Azur, and spring seasons where it's colder even than here.

Barbo’s Furniture has a secret

Describing it as the "Island's best kept secret," Cape-based Barbo's Furniture has begun an advertising campaign to tell customers about the company's delivery program.

How about a county library?

Your editorial last week urges Edgartown to examine all the options in planning its future library services.

A gardening odyssey

My friend Judy is having an addition put on, so she offered me a lilac that was in the way.

It means a lot

I just wanted you to know how grateful we are at Island Elderly Housing (IEH) for the pre- and post-coverage of our art show by the IEH artists and craftsmen.

Sports Highlights

The high school girls varsity soccer team won its first game of the year, October 12, at Whitinsville, 1-0.

Environmental abuse in pursuit of oil and gas

Hydraulic fracturing blasts oil and gas from tight shale rock more than a mile underground using a pressurized mixture of water, sand, and chemicals, to loosen petroleum-rich formations to get the oil and gas flowing to the surface.

I thank you all

This letter is to all our residents here on Martha's Vineyard who have pets as part of their family.


I thought this time of year was supposed to be quieter; I went to three birthday parties in the span of a day and a half over the weekend.

Sheriff candidate Michael McCormack

Michael McCormack of West Tisbury was first elected in 1998.

How the MVC works

On Tuesday, voters must make the biennial selection of the nine elected members of the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC).

Mass foreclosures topped 10,000 mark

Lenders in Massachusetts initiated 6.

Recommended to Island voters

Vineyard voters, taxpayers statewide, business operators, and ultimately every other constituency, including workers, teachers, and students will benefit from a Charlie Baker governorship.

Beatrice C. Beaucaire

Beatrice Correllus Beaucaire, a native of Martha's Vineyard, died on Wednesday, October 20, in Bristol, Conn.

Too much spent campaigning

I don't know the answer to this, but perhaps youmay have the solution.