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Poor leadership all around

In response to last week's Times article on the West Tisbury School committee meeting on October 18, the article was generally fair but missed some important points.

How about a county library?

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

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.

Birdies for baseball winners

Winners of the annual Birdies for Baseball golf tournament at Mink Meadows Golf Course, Saturday, were Joe Krauthamer, Chris Carmanuicci and Darren Harrison-Paris who teamed for a 59.

Sports Highlights

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

“Experienced” soccer players hold on to third place.

The Vineyard FC Masters fought back from a two-goal deficit in the first half to score two of their own in the second half and tie Mansfield at Mansfield, 2-2.

I thank you all

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

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.

Islanders cautioned to be aware of chimney cleaning scam

Edgartown Police are cautioning Island residents to be aware of a telephone scam from a chimney cleaning service in which the caller claims to have a referral from the local fire department.

Beatrice C. Beaucaire

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


The Jack-o'-Lanterns are out on the stoop, and town is filled with scarecrows.


Today is Thursday, October 28.


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.

No on ballot questions

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

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.

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.

Neal Maciel is candidate for sheriff

Neal Maciel of Tisbury is a lifelong Island resident.

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.

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.

Sheriff candidate Michael McCormack

Michael McCormack of West Tisbury was first elected in 1998.