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West Tisbury files complaint against Walter Smith Plumbing

First ever complaint filing for the building department.

State to pilot possible online MCAS replacement test

Education Secretary Matt Malone said there isn't a mechanism to upgrade technology statewide, and education leaders need to be mindful of the technology disadvantages at schools before a full rollout of the test is adopted.

Attorney advises seniors on assisted living and options for home care

For many seniors who want to live independently, the cost of assisted living services and facilities are not covered by their health insurance.

Edgartown selectmen buy a fire truck, renew police chief contract

The front of town hall will also get a half million dollar upgrade.


In a story published September 29, "Fashion Week Rewind," the photo caption, "A model shows off a design from Bananas," incorrectly identified the source of the clothing.

A myopic review in the other Times

As Martha's Vineyard residents for over 30 years and now living here half of the year, we had to respond to Danielle Permagent's myopic article [On Martha's Vineyard, Celebrating the Local Bounty, The New York Times, September 19].

No constitutional requirement to be sheep

To the Editor:In the aftermath of the Navy Yard shootings, we see and hear the same accusations, where innocent law-abiding people are made the...

A futile exercise

To the Editor:When I wrote my letter last week concerning reasonable gun control it occurred to me that this was an exercise in...

A note to the Commentariat

This column incorporates part of a of column that appeared in this space in January.

Oil versus wind

Tax subsidies are a wildly popular way for Congress to dish out money, because they have an indirect, backdoor quality.

Amazing friends

This letter is to thank my many amazing friends and the Martha's Vineyard community for their ongoing help and support before and after my beloved husband of 56 years, Sheldon Hackney, died on September 12, after a long struggle with ALS.

He’s not evolved sufficiently

While walking my dog along a quiet residential street today, I was sorely disappointed to see how much plastic garbage had accumulated in a week's time along the side of the road.

Framingham man found dead on North Shore identified

Police suspect Francis Elms, who was in ill health, may have fallen from a ferry boat.

Panelists talk past, present, and future

Gus Ben David and Anna Edey shared their thoughts on our changing Vineyard.

Oak Bluffs firefighters douse quick moving brush fire

The fire broke out Saturday night and moved quickly in the dry conditions.

Hotelier says Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament will not return

After 27 years, the tournament that attracted monster crowds and controversy will head to Newport.

Letting go of ailing black oaks

My opinion for landscape trees that are not critical is to relinquish them and plant two good replacement trees for each one lost.


Nicholas Gonsalves of Oak Bluffs has graduated from the U.