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Right and wrong in Oak Bluffs town government

I know that soon Oak Bluffs will hold an annual town meeting as well as a special town meeting.

Global meltdown

Portugal, Spain, Greece, UK, Ireland, Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Ivory Coast, Syria, and Bahrain, to name a few, are in the midst of a "meltdown.

A helping hand, a familiar one, every step along the way

This winter I had my first ride in an Edgartown ambulance, not a joy ride, but the real thing.

Edgartown treatment plant woes no surprise

The day-to-day task of managing any successful business, including the Edgartown Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) requires great focus and lots of time overseeing the multi-faceted tasks of septage inflow, outgoing sludge, employees, sewer bills, plant maintenance, DEP-required testing, and laboratory work, to name a few.

The prescription medicines problem

We are very concerned about the recent spate of

Even emergency vehicles must stop

This is a copy of a letter I sent to Chief Eric Blake of the Oak Bluffs Police Department.

Oak Bluffs

The sun has been shining and it appears to have inspired many people to start to spruce up their yards and houses.

Wonderful help

We would like to thank the staff and nurses of the Martha's Vineyard Hospital for the great care and compassion you showed to our mom and to us over the last year.

Where will the follow-up be displayed?

Rush to judgment? When you find out the details of the


For some people, it's Christmas, for others, Halloween.

West Tisbury

I saw my first-of-the-season redwing blackbird Friday afternoon at Katherine Long's house.


Well, did I jump the gun on the welcoming of spring last week or what? I woke up last Thursday to five inches of snow, convinced that we would have a snow day.


She would wander in to the Texaco barefoot usually in a bathing suit.


Congratulations to the Tisbury School and especially to Olivia Jacobs.

Martha’s Vineyard Fire Partnership conducted burn Thursday

The Martha's Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership conducted a controlled burn Thursday, March 31 at the Long Point Wildlife Refuge in West Tisbury.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission discusses large houses

A discussion about large houses takes place at a meeting of the Martha's Vineyard Commission's (MVC) Land Use Planning Committee on April 4, 5:30 pm, at the MVC offices in Oak Bluffs.

Oyster Bar still closed, second bankruptcy filed

The Oyster Bar Grill on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs remains closed, after the corporation that owns the restaurant and bar filed for bankruptcy a second time.

Bald eagle sighted in Chilmark Wednesday afternoon

Two Wampanoag tribe employees saw a bald eagle sitting in a tree on the Flanders property, near the intersection of North Road and Menemsha Crossroad, at about 3:30 pm, Wednesday afternoon.

Tisbury Water Works reminds customers to pay bills

Tisbury Water Works (TWW) reminds customers today in an ad in The Times that delinquent accounts must be paid in full by Friday, April 8.