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Elizabeth Ann Featherston Quick

Elizabeth F. Quick died peacefully on the morning of October 24, 2014. She was 87.Born in Michigan to Mabel McKissack Featherston and Dr. Anthony...

Halloween Happenings

Get in the spooky spirit with these Halloween events on Martha’s Vineyard.

Oak Bluffs selectmen authorize fire department purchases

At their regular meeting Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted unanimously to authorize the transfer of $94,501 from the town ambulance reserve account to...

Tisbury police officers now carry Narcan to counteract drug overdoses

Tisbury police officers are now trained and equipped to administer the drug naloxone, also known as Narcan, which is used to counteract the effects...

Massachusetts Health Connector open enrollment begins November 15

Vineyard Health Care Access urges Islanders to sign up now for a free health insurance consultation.

A new SSA policy?

To the Editor: This is a copy of a question sent to the Steamship Authority. I just want all of the other people who haul...

Local election day recommendations

Daniel Wolf for State Senate Daniel A. Wolf (D) of Harwich, the founder and CEO of Cape Air, has proven to be a responsive and...

MVC needs to tackle global warming

To the Editor: In a recent commentary published in the Vineyard Gazette (Oct. 23, "Climate change is the sum of many parts"), Elizabeth Durkee, long-time...

Noble steed retirement home needed

To the Editor: Noble, a 28-year-old Percheron cross, has retired as a therapy horse for Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center and is searching for a...

Is Pilgrim safe?

To the Editor: Island voters, protect yourselves. On Tuesday, November 4, there will be a public advisory question on the ballot to expand the the Plume...

Share visions of Tisbury

To the Editor: The Town of Tisbury will be hosting its second town-wide visioning workshop on Wednesday, November 5, and Friday, November 7. Over 140 people...

Milk cheaper than gas?

To The Editor: One of the lead news stories lately has been the sharp decline in the price of gasoline. This past week, while off...

Honored, humbled

To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I was given the most amazing retirement party. Oak Bluffs ambulance members, led by Trulayna Rose, put on...

Good buzz

To the Editor: On Saturday, October 25, we were blessed with another sunny, successful electronics disposal day on the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) campus. We...

Tisbury selectmen hold executive session mid-meeting

The decision to hold four grievance hearings in executive session stalled the start of the public session by 75 minutes and irritated would-be attendees.

Tisbury hosts marine firefighting training seminar

Members of Tisbury's fire, police, and harbormaster's departments took to the water last Saturday and Sunday for a two-day training seminar in Vineyard Haven's...

Victor Oliver III

Victor Oliver III died surrounded by his family and friends on October 27, 2014. He was  57. Born on May 5, 1957, in Oak...

Voters set to decide governor’s race, county commission, and MVC posts

Tuesday’s election will feature races for state office, Congress, and the U.S. Senate, as well as local elections.

Gone huntin’: This houseguest arrived with a compound bow

A New York state butcher provides quality control for area hunters and a model for Island farmers.

Celebrating the local pig

Swine and Dine events will fill the weekend, and Islanders’ bellies, with local pork.