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Allendorf letter

What does it take to turn a page? In Edgartown, it appears to be $15 million.

Island police plan extra patrols to catch drunk drivers

Oak Bluffs and Edgartown police plan extra patrols on New Year's Eve to crack down on drunk drivers.


Shoppers began taking advantage of the holiday pre-inventory sales in the early hours of the blizzard on Sunday.


It is Sunday night.


A story published on Dec.

Oak Bluffs

Can you believe we actually got a white Christmas and not only that, the weather forecast seemed to be right on the money.

Coldwell Banker Landmarks celebrates 25 years

Coldwell Banker Landmarks, the firm Judy Federowicz established on January 1, 1986, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.

Equalized valuation is the fair funding mechanism

From the discussions leading up to Edgartown's decision to stay in the Martha's Vineyard Commission there came a nice side effect — a clarification of taxation based on equalized evaluation.

Helen P. White

Helen P.


The holidays are coming to a close, which means the start to another new year.

Former SSA bookkeeper gets year in prison

On Friday, December 17, Chief US District Court Judge Mark L.

Wind turbine proliferation

Though we are living in one of the most conservation-regulated areas of the world, including a high priced six-town sponsored commission (MVC), I have yet to see any intelligent planning or foresight relative to wind towers.

Better one than six libraries

With two towns looking at replacing their libraries or building major expansions, it's time the Island towns pooled their resources to build a Martha's Vineyard Library.

Edgartown Hardware makes its move

Edgartown Hardware will pick up lock, stock and barrel and move from its longtime Main Street address to its new location at 61 West Tisbury Road, formerly the site of the Old Colony car dealership.


Well, well, well the Sunday after Christmas was perhaps not the best day for traveling in the Northeast.

Bring on 2011

2010 has been an awkward year, painful in human terms for many, in business terms for others.

That holiday knock on the door

It's the day after Christmas and all through the house, no one was moving, not even the mouse.

West Tisbury

Wet snowflakes are blowing past my windows as I'm settled on the sofa writing my column.

Words she lived by

I didn't write this, but I read this, from Mother Teresa, to myself every once in a while, because it is a reminder not to become resentful or hurt while attempting to give with my best intentions.