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Sorry more was not done earlier

To the Editor: While I applaud Ernie Boch Jr.'s plan to turn his Beach Road property on Vineyard Haven Harbor into a park, it is...

Voltaire had him pegged

To the Editor: The Trump phenomenon calls to mind the words of Voltaire: “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Gerry...

Natural grass is the best option

To the Editor: On Monday, May 16, I attended the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee meeting. I went to listen to the...

Irresponsible decision

To the Editor: I believe it was irresponsible for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee to approve Phase One of MV@Play’s plan, about which...

Help Windemere and have fun

To the Editor: The annual Windemere Residents’ Auction will be held on Friday, June 3rd. This will be our ninth year. The auction allows us...

Climate debate heats up

To the Editor: Not so cool, Andrew Engelman (May 25, “Cool reaction to climate report”), to spread your own misread of the Intergovernmental Panel on...

This is not normal

To the Editor: "Folks, this ain’t normal!" To steal a phrase from a favorite farmer, Joel Salatin, I’m not only appalled at the idea of...

Not so affordable affordable

To the Editor: Affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard? Yeah, right. I am the grateful recipient of one such property. In 1999, fresh from my first...

You can have your park and tax it too

Under pressure by the town building inspector, and tired of the long-running drama over the lot his father purchased in 1987, on Wednesday a...

Together we can

To the Editor: “Together we can” — anyone who was living on the Island back in the middle of the 1990s has more than likely...

Man scolds Tisbury woman, she tasers him

On Friday, May 27, Tisbury police arrested Lisa Vinjerud of Burt’s Way, Tisbury, for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and illegal possession...

Aquinnah, Chilmark, West Tisbury selectmen review school report

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A selectmen trifecta — West Tisbury, Aquinnah, and Chilmark — met Tuesday night at the Howes House in West Tisbury to discuss a school...

Edgartown Post Office reopens in Post Office Square

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Much to the relief of frustrated postal patrons, the Edgartown Post Office reopened for business in Post Office Square at the Triangle in Edgartown...

Islanders marshal forces to attack the opioid crisis

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Islanders of all stripes will gather at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Performing Arts Center at 7 pm, Monday, June 6, to take...

Joint police patrol targets ATVs in state forest

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Officers from the Edgartown Police Department and the Massachusetts Environmental Police teamed up on a recent Saturday to patrol the 5,100-acre Manuel Correllus State...

For Chilmarker Lynn Murphy, no reverse needed

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The 2016 hurricane season began on June 1. Martha’s Vineyard residents can take some comfort in knowing that the science of predicting and tracking...

Island champ Sam Fetters competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Each frosty morning Kim Leaird drove her son Sam Fetters to the bus stop this winter, she drilled him with spelling words, all in...

Edgartown selectmen stand by shellfish penalties

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Edgartown shellfish constable Paul Bagnall came under fire Tuesday after recommending to selectmen that David Viera lose his shellfishing license for one month for...

Treatment for long-term Lyme disease sparks long-running debate

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Most people infected with Lyme disease are cured with a two- to four-week regimen of strong antibiotics, most often doxycycline. However, roughly 10 percent...

Divide deepens over treatment of persistent Lyme disease symptoms

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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that long-term use of antibiotics is not an effective treatment for people...