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Legislature needs to act on striper rules

Tarpon and bonefish are now regulated as game species most everywhere, as are redfish. Six Atlantic coast states have already designated wild stripers as a game species. It is time for Massachusetts, where striped bass are the most popular marine sport fish, to do the same. -Dean Clark

Quilt-Gate, up to the minute

To the Editor: I have had to find a couple of things to divert myself from Quilt-gate. Went to the excellent presentation on horseshoe crabs at...

Just too big

To the Editor: After reading the Stop & Shop article in the March 27 issue, I believe that the various town and Island entities that...

Happy Dumptique picking

Thank you so very much for writing about the Dumptique. To be a part of the Island community that built the building and then enlarged and improved it as well is very nice. It feels good. -Nancy Nitchie

Aquinnah: short, and no weather complaints

I have a vague memory of promising not to complain about the weather anymore this winter. Since I feel like it’s important to be...

Stop & Shop offers Tisbury $1.165 million for expansion headaches

Selectmen on Tuesday approved a draft agreement that outlines a broad compensation package and conditions, under which the Vineyard Haven market expansion would proceed.

Martha’s Vineyard court report

March 21, 2014 Asa W. French, Vineyard Haven; DOB 8/8/85, possession to distribute class A drug (heroin), conspiracy to violate drug law: continued to pretrial...

Peter A. Darling

Peter A. Darling of Stratham, N.H., and Chilmark died on March 19, 2014, at the age of 85. He was the son of A....

Citizens Bank names Cyi Gyi Paradis residential loan officer

Citizens Bank has named Cyi Gyi Paradis as senior loan officer for the Home Lending Solutions New England Division. She will support the eastern...

Oak Bluffs annual on Tuesday takes up $25.7 million budget

This is the first time since during my tenure on the financial committee that we’ve put money into the stabilization fund,” FinCom chairman Steven Auerbach said. “That’s shows we’re on the right track

Police will converge on Edgartown School for armed intruder response drill

Response teams will not know what to expect, a strategy that the departments have used in the past to create realistic situations. “The whole scenario is like a movie, we’ve scripted it,” he said.

Chappy wireless effort hits a dead end

This has been going on for what, three years?” selectman Margaret Serpa asked. “And nothing has happened. I just think we’re at a dead end.

State Secretary of Veterans’ Services schedules Island visit

Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans' Services (DVS) Coleman Nee plans to visit Martha's Vineyard on Thursday, April 10. He will be available to talk with...


Clementine A. deForest Sarah Omer deForest and Benjamin deForest of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their daughter, Clementine Allyn deForest, on March 27 at...

All invited to Whole Health Alliance potluck

All are welcome to the Martha’s Vineyard Whole Health Alliance (MVWHA) annual meeting and potluck, Monday, April 14, at 6 pm at the Island...

Dukes County will hold an open house Thursday, April 3

Dukes County officials will hold an open house from  to 11 am on Thursday, April 3, at the county administration building “for a presentation...

Edgartown class goes in search of history

Edgartown Elementary School enrichment teacher Sue Costello and some of her students will participate in a multi-generational project to locate, photograph, and research all...

Can’t see your corn at the movies?

A miniscule percentage of consumers have reported that they had a slight glow about them for several hours after eating the popcorn. But most said they considered that a plus, especially if they have to get up in a darkened room in the middle of the night.

Retire where?

Of course we know we can get more bang-for-the-buck almost anywhere else. How often are we told, 'You can get almost twice the house for the same money in Willoughbytown Village, Mass,' or 'If you lived on the mainland, you’d be paying a dollar less per gallon for gas'?

Islanders honored at Red Cross heroes breakfast

Officer Marathas received the Professional Hero Award for jumping into Oak Bluffs harbor to help rescue a man who had fallen into the water and was struggling in the darkness to stay afloat.