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Help change treatment guidelines for Lyme disease

I picked up a tick on our vacation to the Vineyard this year.

Better this year, she hopes

I've lived in my neighborhood for 19 years.

An intelligent viewpoint on guns

Nancy Langman's essay [Essay : Looking for the core of violence, and treating it] in The Martha's Vineyard Times of January 10, regarding gun violence in the schools, which suggested we work on the causes of violence instead of having armed guards, was the most intelligent piece of writing I've read so far on the subject.

Support more gun laws

As members of the clergy affiliated with St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Edgartown, we deem it important publicly to state our strong support for legislative measures, currently being considered and debated, that would address the obvious need for enhanced safety and protection of all people in relation to gun violence.

Policy changes needed

After the incident in which a special education student was suspended for an incident involving an extra lunch, for which no apology or explanation was provided, once again the supervisors and administration never fail to surprise me with newer, more ludicrous ideas about education.

Editorial a disservice

Forgive me if I appear unreasonable to you, but I find your unbendable opinion [Editorial : A disservice to community, school, and students, January 31] that, "[i]t is not possible for a reasonable person to understand in relative terms the philosophy behind the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's administrative reaction to two youngsters who have misbehaved," to be, well, unreasonable.

To save the Mill Pond, dredge it

The West Tisbury Mill Pond is a biological treasure.

Thanks selectmen and changes her view

I am writing to thank the West Tisbury selectmen for sponsoring that very informative forum [West Tisbury forum airs competing visions for Mill Pond, January 31] on the Mill Pond.

Three options, three prices, for the Mill Pond

On Wednesday, January 30, close to 40 people attended the West Tisbury Selectmen's Forum on the future of the Mill Pond.

A caregiving mission

During the last election, seven out of 10 people in the state of Massachusetts voted to decriminalize marijuana and legalize it for medicinal use.

Winter weather – it is what it is

In late fall, when the long-range forecasts of winter weather began to appear, they ran the gamut from cold and snowy to variable and...

The Mill Pond questions is not yet ripe for resolution

Notwithstanding selectman Richard Knabel's disgruntlement [Muddying the Mill Pond Issue, January 31 Letters to the Editor] at the prospect of yet another discussion of what to do with the Mill Pond, his fellow selectmen were wise to endorse the forum.

Regional taxes and the MVC

Computing the rate would be easy enough.

Aquinnah voters agree to purchase, save Gay Head Lighthouse

The lighthouse must be moved within the next couple of years if it is to be saved, according to experts.

Oak Bluffs School students show off talent in dance, music and song

An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a rousing show Friday night at The Oak Bluffs School's 15th Annual Talent Show.

From Martha’s Vineyard to the Grammy awards at 78 rpm

Record collector turns part of his 78 collection into one of the best historic albums of the year.

Tisbury selectmen select Jay Grande to be next town administrator

The man tapped for the job is now the director of the Framingham planning board and has a long Vineyard connection.

Martha’s Vineyard wins fourth straight EAC boys hoops title

The Vineyarders played ferocious team defense and drove to the hoop at will in a resounding 88-46 home win over Coyle Cassidy.

February activates plants and those who tend them

Islanders are able to enjoy a much more intimate connection with nature than most, and we are appreciative.