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Celebrating Labor Day, lamenting the lack of jobs

A version of this annual Labor Day Editorial appeared in this space in 2006.

We learn from one another

I am very proud of my environmentally sound re-use of the blue plastic sleeves in which The New York Times arrives, to clean up after the boys who watch with smug satisfaction.

Those retractable leashes are dangerous

To the Editor: I'm writing with a plea to Island dog owners to put away or better yet throw away their retractable dog leashes. I've...

Here’s to long, happy lives

To the Editor: I was on my way down to Great Rock Bight with three siblings and a friend on August 2, when we...

Just expense it

To the Editor: I live just down the street from the high school. I plan my car trips to Edgartown to include picking up the...

Puzzling zoning rules

To the Editor: A while ago, my daughter tried to put an outbuilding on her property in West Tisbury. She was told she did not...

Under the light’s guidance

To the Editor: I have lived in Chilmark for more than 80 years, and in my childhood I would sleep in the Green House sleeping...

Thanks, everyone

To the Editor: On Monday, August 12, I met an angel named Patty Lundin. I had fallen in the parking lot of Stop & Shop...

A gem

To the Editor: Often times we find new reasons why our Island life is unique and special while we understand that many feel we also...

Martha’s Vineyard bridge club results

This week the three ACBL bridge clubs will hold special games in memory of Millie Briggs, who died at the age of 98 on May 26.


Marney and Richard Toole of Oak Bluffs are delighted to announce the engagement of their son, Taylor Toole, to Jennifer Hirsch, daughter of Molly Paul of Concord and Kevan Hirsch of Ambler, Penn.

Rymes donates $5,000 to hospital

The donation represents a new partnership as part of the company's Pink-Ribbon propane truck breast cancer awareness campaign.

Polly Hill presentation plugs solar panels

Thirty-two solar panels, on the roof of a maintenance building, furnish 10 kilowatts of power.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

The courses include: Practicum in Early Childhood Education Preschool, the practicum meets state requirements for 9 months child care experience; English Composition, an introductory college composition course required of all CCCC students and prerequisite to all other college-level English courses; History: A Bridge to Culture and Community; and Spirit Moves You Yoga Teacher Training for Educators.

Fourth annual Buddy Harris Bid Whist Classic was a good time

The annual event held August 21 continues to attract participants.

152nd Agricultural Fair results

Who won all those blue ribbons? The results follow.

Gay Head Gallery exhibit spotlights endangered species

See photos by award-winning National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore and more at the Aquinnah gallery.


Goodbye to the Trimmers and the Woods and Rachel and Mikey and everyone else who head back to their winter/spring homes after Labor Day.