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Thanks, and visit us

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the community for supporting us through the possible closing of the Steamship Authority's

35 years and counting, with your help

2012 will mark the 35th anniversary of the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group.

War is war; not much has changed

The United States has now for years been embroiled in a war that we yet struggle to define and which has no borders.

The duck stamp – art, utility, conservation

Thank you so much for spotlighting the Federal Duck Stamp in your Nov.

Loving care

I would like to thank all of the staff at the MV Hospital for the attention, care and love showered on my beloved wife, mother of my children, and best friend of 25 years, Ellen Bang-Birge.

Back to the drawing board

I drive a bus through the intersection by the Blinker half a dozen times a day, so I read Nis Kildegaard's attack on the anti-rotary movement (

Blinker intersection not just an Oak Bluffs issue

This is in response to Nis Kildegaard's Soundings

Roundabout will be a ‘disfigurement’

Well, here we are heading for court regarding the roundabout.

In the Woods says goodby to so many friends

Twenty-seven years is a long time — time enough to have made some good friends with our neighbors and so many of our loyal customers and employees.

Roundabout is ill-advised, unwanted

Having often heard or read how other people react to things I have said or written, it is sometimes amusing to realize how selective those interpretations can be.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission made the roundabout mess

First of all, the Martha's Vineyard Commission ought to step up and admit that it might have saved us all a lot of heartache by moving to see that the roundabout plan got an early hearing as a development of regional impact.

Ellen Bang-Birge

Ellen Bang‑Birge died at her home in Vineyard Haven on December 2, with her husband, Gary Birge, at her side.

Vineyarders skate against tough foes in pre-season openers

The Vineyard boys and girls varsity hockey teams hit the ice against top Division one competition in a series of pre-season scrimmages, last weekend, at the MV Arena.

West Tisbury tops Edgartown in junior high hoops opener

The interscholastic basketball season tipped off Tuesday afternoon at the Edgartown School, with a boys tilt between the home town Eagles and the Island's other dribbling birds of prey, the West Tisbury Hawks.

Sports highlights

High school winter sports begin for real this week.

Mixed martial arts on the Vineyard

Coaches Eli Hawkins and Luciano Fonseca are having success with the newly opened martial arts center, Vineyard MMA, on Holmes Hole Road, Vineyard Haven.

Shotgun week was good for hunters, not so good for deer

The deer shotgun harvest is up after several poor years. That is good news for hunters and public health officials targeting tick borne diseases.

Sex, love, politics in French rom-com

"The Names of Love" delivers a dizzying mix of sexual farce, political commentary, and satire.

Occupiers shoot movement anthem video

Occupy Together Martha's Vineyard now has an anthem, thanks to Vineyard Haven poet and songwriter Michael West.

“Fenway Park” author to appear at Christmas in Edgartown

"Fenway Park: The Centennial" is a well-written fan's-eye view of the iconic Boston Red Sox baseball park and the players and personalities around it.