Monthly Archives: May 2013

West Tisbury

There's a sense of magic I get every year as I drive up over the slight rise from Dan'l's Way towards Riggs's on the Edgartown Road.


Somehow I missed this in the Boston Globe: When you have been working in the yard, take your clothes off and put them in the dryer on high for 15 minutes.


The Island Grown Schools Chilmark report, courtesy of Lizzy Bradley: The first planting of peas are up and thriving.


I'm so happy the weather is turning fine and the energy of the Island is shifting into get it done before the summer hits mode.

Michelle R. Davis

Michelle Rae Davis, 14, a beautiful, living, breathing angel, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Edward S. Child

Edward Southwick Child, 91, of West Tisbury died at McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich on April 29, 2013.


This is a letter of appreciation for our community.

Training we hope we never use

On behalf of the staff and administration of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, I thank and recognize Jeff Pratt of Tisbury for providing a full day of training to library staff members last week.

Roundabout rules

It might be worthwhile to remind people of the rules for use of a roundabout or rotary.

Spring on, Mill Brook

This past Sunday afternoon, I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time to see something extraordinary.

The VTA bus doesn’t stop at the hospital

On Monday, April 22, I made one of many recent trips to the M.

Waterfront owners ought to share cost of dredging tab

The residents of Vineyard Haven and the town FinCom should be questioning why the cost of dredging is doubled by using additional costly equipment to pump a relatively small amount of sand to West Chop, when cheaper alternatives are available, but ignored.

A creative solution to the erosion of Wasque Point

The Schifter house move presents a sobering contradiction.

It’s never enough

I'm old and don't like change.

Martha’s Vineyard tennis teams raising a racquet

The girls and boys varsity teams were 6 for 6 in a busy week on the courts.

Martha’s Vineyard Astros, Angels sweep Mashpee

In the first weekend of Babe Ruth play, the Vineyard Astros swept a twinbill and the Angels pounded out 17 hits.

Sports highlights

The Vineyard girls youth lacrosse teams traveled to Weymouth Sunday and returned with two decisive wins.

No injuries in Windemere porch roof collapse; problems revealed

The roof collapsed Wednesday morning while a carpenter was standing on it. A subsequent examination revealed structural deficiencies.

Island first responders offer car seat checks today

A free Saturday event hosted by the Tisbury Police Department offers parents peace of mind about car seats and their children's safety.