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Yard Sales on an interactive map, September 26 & 27

Click here, or take a look below for our interactive yard sale map.September continues and there are still yard sales happening all over the Island....

Services Sunday for Gordon “Red” Newell Bates

Gordon “Red” Newell Bates, 83, of Edgartown died Thursday morning, September 24, 2015 at the Royal Nursing Home in Falmouth. He was the husband...

Islanders may get a glimpse of a lunar eclipse Sunday night

AccuWeather reports  a spectrum of lunar events will occur Sunday evening that will not be repeated for another 18 years.A lunar eclipse will coincide with...

Domestic Disturbances: Drama at Chappy Point

On a quiet fall day as I rode my bike onto the ferry heading back home to Chappaquiddick, the deckhand said, “Walk your bike.”...

Island Housing Trust, Land Bank team up for Tisbury 15 acre purchase

The Island Housing Trust (IHT) announced Wednesday it has combined forces with the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank to purchase a 15-acre parcel off State...

Idea blooms

To the Editor:Thank you, Mark Crossland, for planting the flowers at the corner of County Road and Vineyard Haven Road. Perhaps someone going by...

Thanks to an honest, anonymous couple

To the Editor:What did a young man and woman do when they found a lady’s purse on a street in Edgartown last Saturday night?The...

Nobska Lighthouse

To the Editor:Since 1828 Nobska Light was there for all who go down to the sea in ships.Visible 17 miles away, it must be...

Another view of Bradley Square

To the Editor:This letter is in response to the recent article by Barry Stringfellow published Sept. 17, “Bradley Square gridlocked, again.”In my opinion, this...

Thank you, Chilmark EMTs

To the Editor:Having had an ankle injury on the beach on Saturday, Sept. 5, I write this letter to thank Alan and the Chilmark...

Apology tendered

To the Editor:I am writing to explain the recent mowing at the Farm Pond Preserve along South Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. The Martha’s...

Best Fest sends thanks

To the Editor:I’d like to publicly thank all of those who helped make the sixth annual Best Fest a success. Since its inception in...

Chilmark Post Office is the best

To the Editor:After reading about the problems at the Edgartown Post Office (Sept. 3, “Edgartown Post Office staffing woes try customer patience”), I realized...

He unlocked the Island for us

To the Editor:The wonderful letter from Hermine Hull (“A dear friend to all,” Sept.17) was the first we knew of the death of our...

On the ‘Jaws’ fleet

To the Editor:While the article on Phil Fleischman's catboat (“Phil Fleischman: More than just a guy with a boat to sell,” Sept. 17) was...

With few exceptions, all are immigrants

To the Editor:In the Sept. 10 issue of The Martha’s Vineyard Times, Juliana Da Silva wrote an article describing the story of Leandro Miranda,...

Martha’s Vineyard court report: Sept. 3 – 21

Sept. 3, 2015Froma W. Walsh, Wilmette, Ill.; DOB 5/4/42, shoplifting by asportation: pretrial probation for one month.Sept. 4, 2015Ruth Gunderson, Raynham; DOB 5/22/53, shoplifting...

One man’s junk

“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure” might well describe the kerfuffle in Oak Bluffs over the Denniston House. “Another man’s treasure ought to...

Where is the impact?

To the Editor:I wish to comment on the article about the Bradley Square property in Oak Bluffs. (Sept. 17, “Bradley Square gridlocked, again”).Really? The...

Beth’s Bakery has equipment problems

To the Editor:Douglas and I (Beth's Bakery) will not be able to complete this season of the West Tisbury Farmers Market due to equipment...