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Amazed and grateful

It was absolutely amazing to arrive at the Aquinnah Old Town Hall and be amidst more than 100 friends and colleagues who made the occasion of my retirement a very happy evening for me and my wife, Nancy.

Heartfelt thanks

We write this letter to the firefighters from all of the towns who voluntarily left their family and friends on

Comcast and Chappy – Where is the good faith?

The reason that Chappaquiddick residents (and Islanders elsewhere whose houses and businesses are not proximate to main roads where cable lines travel) don't have cable access is that the six-town negotiating committee that is trying to make a deal with Comcast has no leverage.

What did he say? I didn’t get that.

It's been fun having the kids home for the holidays.

MVC chairman asks, is lawsuit worth the price?

Recently, many people have talked to me about the Oak Bluffs roundabout.

A small step backward

Back in the 1970s and 80s, when land was more affordable and it seemed there would always be buildable lots for new families, Island towns offered "youth lots" and "resident homesites" at bargain prices, allowing recipients to cash them in at full market value after as little as a decade.


I am so relieved that the holidays are completely over.


Zee and Bill Gamson Take on Northern California- sounds like a book title, doesn't it? Well, it was a real-life, fun-filled adventure for the dynamic couple who have returned to the East Coast after feasting and partying with the best of them.


I rather agree with those columnists in leading newspapers who proclaim that nothing happened this year that changes anything in our country or our world.

Oak Bluffs

Has this brand-new year been kind to you already? Or better yet, what have you done to make it a better start for someone else's new year? Perhaps that could be the start of a different kind of New Year's resolution.


Happy New Year, everyone! I was thrilled to be landing on a Cape Air plane last night around 4:45 to see that it was still somewhat light out.

West Tisbury

I am loving these long weekends.

Noteworthy events

ACE MV announces its Winter/Spring semester of courses, beginning January 21, with registration open now online at

Reel picks

Steven Spielberg's animated adaptation of the Belgian action-adventure comic strip about Tintin, the boy reporter who teams up with Captain Haddock, bounding around and searching for lost treasure in non-stop action.

Jennie C. Wlodyka

Jennie Cecelia Wlodyka, 96, died peacefully with her family at her side, on Sunday, December 18, 2011, at Windemere Nursing Home where she resided for the past six years.

Sarah G.W. Dunkley

Sarah Gibbons Ward Dunkley, a long-time year-round and seasonal resident of Martha's Vineyard, died in Naples, Florida, on December 28, 2011, after complications from ongoing treatment for lymphoma.

Vineyard film groups screen two this weekend

Two movie events this weekend could help us sail through the post holiday doldrums entertained & with a better understanding of our world.

Rose Styron channels inner goddess for photo collection

Three part time Vineyarders are included in a new book called "Goddess on Earth," a beautiful coffee table book.

Is eating healthy your New Year’s Resolution? Tips to make it work

If your experience with resolutions is that they wane by MLK Jr. Day and disappear by Valentine's, here are ideas for high-impact resolutions.