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Come on down to Edgartown to shop

It was a wonderful surprise to open up The Times last week and read an article about the businesses in Edgartown that are open during the off-season.

Thank you, we needed you all

On behalf of the entire Tisbury School cast of The Jungle Book, I extend my thanks to everyone who came to see either of the shows.

Why weren’t you there?

It is a shame more Islanders did not attend Stephen Nixon's high school budget presentation.

How to find you

Anonymity for some people may be a good thing, for houses not such a good thing.

Discriminating against no one in need

Some of you may be aware of a longstanding concern that The Salvation Army practices employment discrimination against gays and lesbians and that campaigns have been launched to boycott the holiday red kettles in response.

Revise the law

After reading the recent report of a dog shooting in West Tisbury, I am troubled by our state law that allows the owner of a chicken the legal right to kill another individual's family pet for killing, or even worse, for "worrying" a chicken.

Chet’s back

Warm and heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped me — especially those in Oak Bluffs, you know who you are — in searching for my beloved cat, Chet, who went missing on October 22, for the first time in nine and a half years.

Bad karma on you

This is directed to the person who vandalized the information station at the Caroline Tuthill Preserve.

Distressing news for Red Stocking

As co-chairs of the Red Stocking Fund of Martha's Vineyard, we are distressed to hear of the recent sale of WMVY.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s genius may be lost

The argument over the latest, mind-numbing version of the Martha's Vineyard Commission's (MVC) developments of regional impact checklist is an occasion to rejoice.

Mev Good celebrated for sharing his history

A long life of lively experience and a willingness to share it made Mev Good himself a lesson for history students.

Spin the wheel and a writer’s prayers are answered

The other side of the reading coin is writing.

Maples, monocultures, and arboreal courage

West Tisbury has had a spirited conversation this fall about the trees around the parking lot between the Howes House, the Field Gallery and the new public library.

Photos: Friends and family celebrate Jesse James Sylvia

World Series of Poker runner-up Jesse James Sylvia partied with friends and family at The Ritz on Monday night, Dec. 3.

Nepalese Buddhist teacher led a month’s retreat at Yoga Barn

As an eight-year-old, he was identified as a teacher. At 12, he left his family to live and study for a decade.

Egad! E-help for e-readers: Oak Bluffs Library to the rescue

New reference librarian Mikaela Wolfe strives to help the community get more tech savvy.

The Jungle Book at the Tisbury School

Students, with lots of help from parents and teachers, staged a production, based upon the 1967 film version of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale.

Mother/daughter start up Studioshop on Martha’s Vineyard

Marlene DiStefano and Randi Sylvia offer flowers, fashion design, clothing, and accessories at their new shop in Oak Bluffs.

Photos: Wingfest 4 a winner for Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club

The Oak Bluffs EMS squad won the fourth annual Wingfest, a benefit for the Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club.

Edgartown’s three day holiday celebration starts Friday

Enjoy a variety of holiday events from Friday to Sunday, Dec. 7 through 9, in Edgartown.