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A successful kick-off

Sincerest thanks to the Island community for your response to the Martha's Vineyard Toastmasters Club kick-off meeting at the Vineyard Haven American Legion on March 27.

Thanks to Tisbury Farm Market

Thank you to Chef Steve at the Tisbury Farm Market for a most abundant delicious feast.

Thanks to so many

The parents, teachers, and preschool students of Grace Preschool thank all of the individuals and businesses that donated to our annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction, which took place at Grace Preschool/Grace Church on Saturday, March 23.

Artificial protection needed at Wasque

The Schifter house move presents a sobering contradiction.

TTOR abuses year-round member/users

I would like to respond to the TTOR letter [The Trustees look ahead to spring, March 27], recently published about the Cape Poge/Norton Point Wildlife areas being closed to oversand vehicles.

Just like home – sort of

During the past 50-plus years, we have progressed from casual visitors to annual vacationers to summer residents and now to full-time wash-ashores from Rochester, New York.

Time to say thanks

I am grateful to the voters of Oak Bluffs.

Zoning based on bad analysis

I've sent the following to the Chilmark planning board.

Not grotesque, but the result of hard work

In response to Doug Cabral's barrage of opinion [At Large: Saying why and saying it clearly, March 27, and At Large: The 'Not our crowd' approach to zoning against big houses, March 20] on the proposed Chilmark zoning bylaws, maybe he would not refer to the proposal as grotesque if he had seen the literally thousands of hours spent by really smart people who considered information from many sources, analyzed scads of town data and reached many compromises before formulating this extremely thoughtful and carefully constructed proposal.

A link to better health

The corporate link between Martha's Vineyard Hospital (MVH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), under the Partners HealthCare umbrella, has improved care to Islanders and their seasonal visitors.

Getting around, but maybe not here

In San Francisco last week, the restaurant I had to get to was six blocks downhill from where I was staying.

Chilmark Coffee Company receives USDA organic certification

The Chilmark Coffee Company is now certified organic.

Edgartown National Bank ad campaign has an April fool’s twist

The Edgartown National Bank took advantage of April fool's day to launch an ad campaign designed to attract the attention of print and online readers.

Edu Comp is named certified Apple sales and service provider

Apple Corporation recently confirmed a new two-year contract with Edu-Comp to provide the Island community with authorized sales and service of Apple products.

Firefighters douse trash fire at Edgartown transfer station

Edgartown firefighters extinguished a fire in a trash hauling trailer at the transfer station on Edgartown-West Tisbury Road early Saturday morning.

Chilmark selectmen take up beach, school repairs

During a fast moving meeting, Chilmark selectmen Tuesday heard an update on plans to make repairs to the Squibnocket Beach parking lot, as well as plans for repairs to the Chilmark School.

Two arrested in Edgartown drug raid

Police ended a long investigation with the arrest of Shane A Harthcock and Christy L. Dobson.

Eghill murder trial begins in Dukes County Superior Court

Ovando S. Eghill is accused of stabbing Michael M. Trusty on June 14, 2011. Mr. Eghill claims he acted in self-defense.

Tisbury selectmen award affordable housing, appoint new patrolman

Tisbury selectmen Tuesday hired a new patrolman and selected two buyers for two affordable townhouses on Lake Street.

Island camps all over the map

Beyond Gimp: Martha's Vineyard summer camps offer dozens of options from dance and theater to tennis and garden arts.