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Four ballot questions face Island voters, five in Chilmark

Island voters will be asked to take action on three statewide ballot questions placed before them by initiative petition.

200th win for coach Don Herman

Certainly Vineyard sports fans are aware that MVRHS head football coach Donald Herman has coached football teams to 200 victories.

VNA names nurse to be intake coordinator

The Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) announced that April McCarty has joined the staff at the VNA as the new Nurse Intake Coordinator.

Larger jail, house of correction remains on the drawing board

Throughout his tenure, Sheriff Michael McCormack has pressed to have a new jail/house of correction.

Driver injured in Lambert’s Cove Road accident

Jennifer Brown, 31, of Tisbury was injured Monday night when she drove her truck off Lambert's Cove Road near the Tisbury-West Tisbury town line.

Jette-powered Vineyard overwhelms Cape Tech

Martha's Vineyard won the toss of the coin prior to the football game with Cape Tech, Saturday, at Harwich, and chose to receive the kickoff.

Cross-country runners compete at Brown

Martha's Vineyard varsity and junior varsity cross-country runners competed at the Brown University meet Saturday, October 16.

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.

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.

Doctor shortage, patient waits heightened by insurance mandates

Despite years of state efforts to encourage more doctors and patients to pursue primary care, a new study shows primary care doctors in Massachusetts are in short supply, a microcosm of a national problem that researchers say will only worsen as the country's population ages.

Dukes County government – how it works

The County of Dukes County was established in 1683, as part of the province of New York.

Sheriff’s Department has multiple tasks

The Dukes County Sheriff's department is responsible for the county jail, house of correction, civil process, and the Island communications center, which handles all emergency 911 calls and public safety communications and fulfills a variety of other programs and duties.

No on ballot questions

The three statewide ballot questions will hurt people —in very concrete ways.


"The letter last week about the prolific (deer) tick problem mentions skunks, but only as predators of important tick eaters, the ground-dwelling birds.

Too much spent campaigning

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

No on Question Two

I love Martha's Vineyard.


Today is Thursday, October 28.

Tisbury selectmen change meeting date and venue

The Tisbury selectmen will meet next week on Thursday, November 4, instead of on Tuesday, their usual day, which is state election day.