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Kate Mahoney flies high with Eagles

Katelyn Mahoney, daughter of Al and Susan Mahoney of Oak Bluffs and a 2008 graduate of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, is playing in her fourth season for the Boston College Eagles women's rugby team.

Winter sports begin for Vineyard high school teams

Players on the winter sports teams at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, reported for action, Monday, as team tryouts and practices got underway.

Brookline runner wins record setting Turkey Trot

Two hundred forty-four stout souls braved the wind and chill of Thanksgiving morning to run the Oak Bluffs 5K Turkey Trot road race, setting a new record for participation in the annual run.

Dismayed, obtuse

After reading about shopkeepers experiencing very slow business (

A first annual success

The West Tisbury Library thanks a few of the people who made our first annual Fairy /Troll House building day such a success: Andrew Jephcote, a master gatherer and visionary; Paula Bolash and Trevor Lowther, for gathering and advice; Isabel Littlefield, for inspiration; and Lynne Whiting and Carol Brush, for a gem of an idea.

Young, compassionate, and generous

I would like to take this opportunity to let our community know of the great compassion and generosity that the students at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) have exhibited recently during our Food Basket Drive (for families of MVRHS).

Architect critical of MVC effort on house size regulation

I attach a letter below that I intended to present to the Martha's Vineyard Commission members and their executive director, Mark London, at their 5:30 pm hearing on Monday, November 28, concerning whether they should add large houses to their DRI checklist.

Blinker throughput is quick enough

What I haven't yet understood, in all of this discussion of the Blinker and the roundabout, is why on earth we would want cars to move more quickly through that area at all.


It continues to be frustrating to live in Edgartown and not have cable/internet service from either Comcast or Verizon.

Oak Bluffs voters need to vote on roundabout

I ask the Oak Bluffs selectmen to please answer this question: Why don't the residents of the town of Oak Bluffs have an opportunity to vote on the

A history of compliance

Town officials and Island residents have seen

Deer hunters should take more care

One of my morning rituals is walking my dog from my Lagoon Heights home in Oak Bluffs down to the Lagoon boat area at the foot of Hudson Avenue.

Kindness made an impression

I would like to thank the very nice person whom my service dog Ike and I met outside the Newes cafe.

Change and its puzzling implications

I can't remember ever having written a letter to a newspaper since I had a part time copywriter job for the Bethlehem Globe Times while in college.

Green Communities Act needs an overhaul, or perhaps extinction

The appearance of a wind turbine on the rolling, and beloved, geography of the Allen Farm in Chilmark has occasioned a vigorous debate over the wisdom of such installations.

Lush life

Allowing for seasonality, automobile drivers here share the roads with bicyclists, motorcyclists, mopeders, joggers, runners, walkers, power walkers, rollerbladers, deer, skunks, raccoons, squirrels, guinea hens, turkeys, the occasional skittering chipmunk, and crows.

Cross-town referral

The irony of this situation is almost too rich.