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West Tisbury farmer spots coyote harassing chickens

A West Tisbury farmer said he and others spotted and heard a lone coyote several times in the last week harrassing livestock.

Sports Highlights

As the days dwindled down to a precious few in what remained of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League season, the Martha's Vineyard Sharks made a move on the Torrington Titans, challenging them for second place and a spot in the playoffs with the Nashua Silver Knights in the race for the title.

Cancer Support Tennis Tourney a smashing success

Farm Neck and Vineyard Youth Tennis hosted the Martha's Vineyard Open, held July 29-31, to benefit the MV Cancer Support Group.

Women’s softball playoffs begin

Scoring four times in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Creamers beat the Rug Sox in the first game of a twin bill, Tuesday, at the War Veterans Memorial Park.

Nutmeg State runner wins the tenth Scoops

Four hundred eleven runners completed the Vineyard Scoops 5K Tour of Edgartown on a hot and humid Sunday morning last weekend.

Dirty drilling

The EPA, under court order, had to issue new air pollution standards for oil and gas exploration and production.

No more shark tourney

Upon seeing the disturbing image of the dead shark hanging from a hook in last week's paper covering the monster shark tournament (July 28,

Who’s the monster?

Public spectacles like the annual

Above and beyond

I have to thank publicly the Steamship Authority for their willingness to go out of their way to help all us folks making our way to the Vineyard.

Clearing up some confusion

To the Editor:It has come to our attention that articles about the recent sale of the Field Gallery and the Maley property in West Tisbury have caused some confusion.

I support Frank

One might wonder why some people may thumb their noses at the law.

For safer trails

Watching the two victims of a bicycle-to-bicycle wipeout Monday, in Katama on the right fork path, get attended to and then whisked off to the hospital, it reminded again of the need for cyclists of all levels to stay reasonable and use prudent caution.


In April 2011, taxpayers in Tisbury voted in favor of the purchase of a new 2010 or better refuse truck.

A vote for good information

I just returned home from the Chilmark Film Festival screening of "Page One: Inside the New York Times.

Hitting below the belt

Why would the MV Times print a front page

Russ Hoxsie, R.I.P.

As distinguished a physician as Russ Hoxsie was, his long medical career did not define his contribution to his Martha's Vineyard neighbors.

Designed and built for the job

Herman Melville's Moby Dick has been a movie more than once, and it will be reincarnated soon as a mini-series.

Proposed wind energy rules no available for review

The draft Wind Energy Plan for Dukes County, released for public comment last week, looks at the wide range of issues related to wind energy development on land and off shore in state and federal waters.

Telling our story

This summer's new publication from the Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative (MVDC) could hardly have a more ambitious title: "Understanding the Vineyard.