Monthly Archives: May 2011

At last, the neighbors introduce themselves

Native Brazilians who are now Vineyard residents have organized themselves to help Brazilians who live and work on the Island become legal citizens of the United States, among other goals.

After all, it’s only the beginning

It was a splendid Monday morning, just right no matter what you may have planned.

Apology needed, and a plan

Michael Dutton, the town administrator of Oak Bluffs, is either the highest paid employee or close to that in the town.

Who should tell them to pound sand?

What follows is one man's observations of a May 26 meeting of a subset of the MVC, considering the complaints of some neighbors regarding the Goodale pit.

Tsunami preparedness lags

In the wake of all the destruction in Asia from tsunamis, I often wonder how we would fare against such a foe.

Great Samaritans

I am writing to say thank you to four great Samaritans who helped rescue our family's dog from drowning.

Sports Highlights

The Cape & Islands Fleet Finals Regatta was sailed at Lewis Bay, Hyannis, on Friday, hosted by Barnstable High School.

Vineyard Little League standings, Majors and Minors divisions

On Sunday, the Tigers came within one of catching the Pirates in the sixth inning, scoring four runs but losing 7-6.

Remembering Martha’s Vineyard’s fallen soldiers

"The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land.

Martha’s Vineyard relay teams win at the EAC

The Martha's Vineyard 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams both finished first at the Eastern Athletic Conference track and field meet at Attleboro, Saturday.

Martha’s Vineyard girls’ softballers clinch playoff berth

With three games remaining, as of Tuesday, two versus Feehan and one with Chatham, the MVRHS girls softball team needed at least one victory to qualify for postseason play.

James A. H. Walsh

A memorial service for James Anthony Hamlin Walsh will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 2 pm at the New Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.

State presses Trustees on shorebird beach rules

The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) owns or manages approximately 15 miles of over-sand vehicle trails accessible with a permit.

Martha’s Vineyard baseball (mis)fortunes

Thursday's baseball game with Falmouth at the Vineyard Baseball Park was a gem of a pitching duel between the Island's Will Stewart and the Clippers' Alex Sodekson.

Mary F. H. Snyder

Mary Faith Haggerty Snyder of Vineyard Haven died of congestive heart failure on May 17, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family.

Edgartown tackles late construction, trash at fishermen’s depot

Edgartown selectmen Monday worried about a construction project that borders Simpson Lane and the effect it will have when crowds descend on the town for the Memorial Day weekend.

Vineyard boys down Falmouth, lose to Cape Cod Academy in tennis

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys' tennis team, undefeated (7-0) in the EAC, lost to its nemesis, Cape Cod Academy, on the Vineyard courts, Thursday, 1-4.

Dukes County sponsors benefits fair for benefit of employees

The Cape Cod Municipal Health Group, a self-insured joint purchase group established by the state to administer health insurance plans, handed out $2,000 worth of healthy benefits in the form of gift certificates to municipal and county employees at a Dukes County "benefits fair" last week.