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Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

December 20, 2012 Maria A. Andrade, Oak Bluffs; DOB 1/9/76, assault and battery: dismissed without prejudice; vandalizing property: dismissed without prejudice. Justenn C. Brathwaite, Chilmark; DOB...

Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club results

Many of the Island's devoted duplicate bridge players are heading off to Newton this weekend for tournament play.

Islanders welcomed in the New Year with an icy dip

For some brave souls, the best way to welcome in the New Year is with a plunge into 30-degree water.

DFW asks public to help identify waterfowl sites

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is asking for help from sportsmen, birders, and other interested conservationists across the state to report sites where wild ducks and geese are being fed or to report sightings of ducks and geese they see feeding at artificial waterfowl feeding sites from January 6 to 26, 2013.

Family to Family program says thanks to a generous community

Just before Christmas, 21 volunteers cheerfully distributed holiday meal packages to nearly 170 Island families, serving close to four hundred people.

Martha’s Vineyard dentist reached out to a patient in need

In the season of giving, dentist Garrett Orazem went the extra mile to help a patient in Oak Bluffs get the treatment he needed.

Reel Picks: More on movies playing this week

In this comedy, Seth Rogen plays an inventor who is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

Here’s to a happier and healthier new year

The Shop Talk column is coming to an end, but I hope to continue to see all of you supporting our local businesses in the future.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Some moviegoers may be surprised to learn that old "Saturday Night Live" veteran Bill Murray plays FDR.


We spent our holidays in Virginia.

Oak Bluffs

Our "White Christmas" sailed in on heavy winds Saturday night.


Thank goodness Christmas break is over.

West Tisbury

Bob and Bobbette are both back on the Mill Pond, swimming amid a dozen or so ducks of different varieties.


I get so excited each year to bring out the tinsel and the twinkly lights, but there's something to be said too for putting it all away and starting the new year decluttered, with a clean slate.


Thanks to Irene Hungerford for reminding me to share that the Martha's Vineyard Horse Council will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 10, at the Agricultural Hall.

A necessary first step

While I agreed with most of what Dan Cabot wrote in his column [Essay : Disaster cannot always be prevented, December 27], I have to take issue with some points.

Thank you

Thank you to the unknown gentleman who found my ring that I lost in Edgartown.

Great job

Congratulations to Martha's Vineyard Public Broadcasting Station for their historic, live simulcast of the New Year's Eve celebration and fireworks from Edgartown — a first in Island history.

Theft of a man’s livelihood

I moved to the Island three years ago after frequently visiting for almost three decades.

A choice with confusing and expensive consequences

Compassion for those in ill health and pain is admirable, but the medical marijuana law approved by referendum vote in November is a fraud.