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SSA must hold the line on employee costs

To the Editor:The headlines read that SSA is again hiking its rates, and locals continue to wonder why they have to maintain two jobs...

Perhaps he’s got the right adjective

To the Editor:Regarding your At Large column of October 17 , N.H. is called the Granite State, isn't it? Its motto "Live Free or...

No new roads

To the Editor:Here we go again. Will the Vineyard Haven DPW not rest until this road system is passed? Please, I appreciate Fred LaPiana's...

Mill Pond dredging needed immediately

To the Editor:You are correct that the question of the West Tisbury Mill Pond has lingered for years despite the West Tisbury voters...

Marijuana dispensary law, not honest or sound

To the Editor:Thank you to The Martha's Vineyard Times for your ongoing efforts to educate the community about medical marijuana and the impact of...

Difficult choices for voters – time for rulemaking for marijuana dispensaries

Thoughtful leaders will recognize that carefully circumscribed zoning authority, imposed now by voters, will set a tone for the operation of these businesses.

Reflection: 15 years of those things

Plus, as Russell Baker said, "yesteryear's swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today's solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom.

The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries release a new CD

Their music is as wide ranging as their homes, one lives on the Vineyard, one from Chicago, and one from Seattle.


Amber Gill & JT HuntAmber Gill and Jonathon Hunt of Oak Bluffs married on October 12. Originally from Hopewell Junction, N.Y., the bride is...


Jirawadee and Noah Hazelton of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of their son, Alexander Leroy Hazelton, on October 25 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

The program is paid for by the town of Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard Center for the Visual Arts, Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund, and private funders and donors.

Charter School’s 14th Annual Scarecrow Festival

The annual Charter School fundraiser scares up fun with a musical theme.

The Artists Ball at Dreamland

Fall for the Arts concludes with music, costumes, and an art show celebrating local art.

Effective strategies for garlic

The general consensus is that garlic growing on Martha's Vineyard has increased in importance for Island growers and cooks.

Small dogs, the upside and down

Then I imagined myself toting around a four-pound dog wearing a mini-bike helmet.


All Hallows Eve. The wind will blow the leaves from the branches as children whisk down woodland paths from house to house with flashlights...

Oak Bluffs

Enjoy your week.


Birthday wishes go out this week to Heather Murphy, who celebrates November 1; to Paul Moreau, November 2; and to Kiernan Komarinetz, November 4.

West Tisbury

The third Winter Farmers' Market is this Saturday at the Ag Hall, 10 to 1.