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A question for voters and taxpayers

To the Editor:At last Monday’s meeting of the Oak Bluffs selectmen, chairman Walter Vail raised an important and thought provoking question, one that...

More ‘quilt gate’

To the Editor:Thank you for your thoughtful Editorial about Roger Wey .  I received an email from a former Oak Bluffs town hall employee, who...

Cancer Support Group celebrated spring

Thanks to the late Dorothy Bangs for her decades of enthusiasm, organization, and efforts raising money through Daffodil Days, to help ease the pain of a cancer diagnosis. The Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group continued that mission this year. -Diane Ballay-Foley

Keep the medical marijuana business local

To the Editor:On January 31, the Department of Public Health (DPH) selected 20 of 100 applicants to receive provisional licenses for an RMD (registered...

New artwork arrives at The Granary Gallery

They each depict parts of the Island that are common to all of us but in an uncommon way. As a viewer, we immediately see the uniqueness of their talents. –David Wallis

Island Theatre Workshop’s one-acts continue this weekend

Directors include Lee Fierro, Kevin Ryan, and Leslie J. Stark.

“Bombogenesis” describes blizzard

The collision of two low pressure systems, one pulling frigid air from Canada, and the other gathering relatively warmer energy from the Gulf of...

Aquinnah: Desperately seeking spring color

...What a wealth of knowledge Louis [Larsen] had about fishing, and especially fishing here, and what a kind heart he had. Roxanne Ackerman told me he taught her how to shuck scallops, and that he and his family looked out for her when she was young. I know that he will be missed and that a little bit of “real Vineyard” or “old Vineyard” or whatever you want to call it has gone with him.

Tisbury: lots of birthdays

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum curators are looking for photos taken on Martha’s Vineyard during any portion of the 1960s. Curators want to see any...

Edgartown: Snowy owls still around town

I’m on a plane now returning from a lovely, warm week in New Orleans, preparing to get dumped on by two feet of snow...

West Tisbury: “thank you,” said the banner

Maddie will study music. Luke will become an ER doctor. Charlie a fireman. Nick, we don't know yet. All want to return to the department, to “give back” to their, and our, community. Another former junior, Alex Dorr, is studying Fire Science at Southern Connecticut State University. He, too, hopes to come back to town. This says a lot about the Fire Department... and the sense all these young folks have about our community.

Oak Bluffs: flowers and the sounds of hammers

Chirping birds, a little bit of green leaves poking up from flower beds, sounds of hammers and construction all mean that spring is here....

Chilmark: Mr. Morgan turns 90

This Sunday, March 30, is the day Mr. Morgan will celebrate the completion of ninety years on this earth. He has had a fascinating life of fishing, carving, raising children, participating in town affairs and more. Although I see his smiling face almost daily as he tools around with his bride Roberta, I look forward to the day when their Harbor Craft Shop is open...

Edgartown Library Foundation frees up $110,000 for town library project

The money is the first to trickle out in the long running town feud.


Caleb T. LucierCarrie and Bastille Lucier of Edgartown announce the birth of their son, Caleb Thomas Lucier, on March 19, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital....

Chronic disease self-management workshop

The Martha's Vineyard Partnership for Health will kick off a free six-week workshop series next month to help people with chronic health conditions, such...

Academic honors

Deans listEvan Hall of Aquinnah, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, for the fall semester of the 2013 academic year.

Martha’s Vineyard bridge club results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on March 17, two teams competed in a Swiss match. The winning team included Barbara Silk, playing with Dotti...

Vineyarders are ready for April openings

The outdoor seating and quickness of The Net Result is always pretty good. You walk in and order, and in three minutes it comes out. I like how much they give you on the fish and chips. They give you two big solid pieces of fish, and also the fries are pretty good. Also, The Port Hunter rocks. -Denis Toomey

The Dogfather’s advice on old dogs, new babies, good toys, bad manners

Sounds like Crosby crossed over from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde stage. Actually, it's quite normal. Dogs tend to go from puppy, to punk, to young adult (not much better than punk), to adult, to adult adult, to senior adult.