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Walter Kenneth Bunge

Walter Kenneth Bunge, 84, died peacefully Sept. 9, 2015, at his home in Lexington, S.C. He was born on Feb. 4, 1931, in Madison,...

Dickinson M. Upson

Dickinson “Dick” Murray Upson, 66, of Hornbine Road, Rehoboth, died on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. He was...

West Tisbury selectmen sign off on special town meeting warrant

West Tisbury selectmen made quick work of a short agenda Wednesday evening, wrapping up all business within 50 minutes.Leading off the agenda was Paddy...

Vineyard boys soccer team beats Bishop Stang, 4-1

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School varsity boys soccer team soundly defeated Bishop Stang four goals to one on Thursday."We were looking forward to playing...

John Clough is radio active

In August, stalled in traffic while 12,000 runners in the Falmouth Road Race passed by, I met John Clough, one of many volunteers from...

Chilmark: Menemsha shops still open

I was stunned in early October when I walked from the parking lot to the beach at Lucy Vincent. How had I missed this...

70th Martha’s Vineyard Bass and Bluefish Derby ends with, ‘I do’

Island fisherman Miles Whyte made his biggest catch in the 70th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, which concluded at 10 pm Saturday...

Wounded soldiers experience the healing powers of Vineyard waters

The sun was setting on a warm Columbus Day and the Vineyard was at its idyllic best as soldiers from all over the country,...

Martha's Vineyard Court Report: Sept. 25 – Oct. 16, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015Bohan Balaban, Oak Bluffs; DOB 6/8/89, assault and battery: dismissed at the request of the commonwealth and failure of the alleged victim...

SSA will re-examine Vineyard–New Bedford freight service link

The Steamship Authority (SSA) members met Tuesday morning in Oak Bluffs and agreed to a request by the Falmouth member, supported by Oak Bluffs...

Human speed bump has a message

To the Editor:I was recently run over by an SUV or truck while in the crosswalk at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Franklin...

Oak Bluffs park gem shines again

To the Editor:I was so fortunate to be able to participate in the Niantic Park playground project this past Saturday in Oak Bluffs. There...

Joke’s on us

To the Editor:This long-running national prank has to come to a whimpering conclusion, and if exploiting a tragic event like 9/11 doesn't slam the...

Support for raising transfer fee

To the Editor:Bravo to Kira Sullivan for her Letter to the Editor (Oct. 8., “Revisit transfer-fee increase”). I particularly applaud her call for an...

The seawall blues

To the Editor:After reading the final decision about the new seawall design for Oak Bluffs, I find it appalling that the town choose to...

She remembers when the Island stood by her

To the Editor:On Oct. 17th, thanks to God, I'll be celebrating 10 years cancer-free. At that time I was living on Martha's Vineyard. I...

Back to the future

On Tuesday, the members of the Steamship Authority (SSA) met in Oak Bluffs for their monthly business meeting. It was the last in a...

Grocery program is a success

To the Editor:A big thanks to everyone who has participated so far in the new Community Groceries Program, launched in the summer at Cronig's....

Bowled over by noise

To the Editor:At the Oak Bluffs selectmen’s meeting on Oct. 13, the building inspector stated the noise emanating from the Barn, Bowl and Bistro...

Please fill out the survey

To the Editor:Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard is conducting a survey of all Vineyarders ages 65 and older to help the community in making important...