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Tisbury displays menorah in Owen Park

A nine-foot menorah was placed in Owen Park last Friday to mark the last three days of Hanukkah. Rabbi Dr. Yosef Glassman, who initiated...

State minimum wage rose on Jan. 1

According to the State House News Service, on Sunday, Jan. 1, nearly half a million of the lowest-paid workers in Massachusetts received their third...

Aquinnah: Off to a good start

Happy New Year, one and all. So far, the year in Aquinnah is off to a good start, with many visitors this past weekend....

Tisbury: Picture perfect resolutions

Seems odd to decide on a cold winter day that you should make a resolution to improve your life. It’s not a good time...

West Tisbury: Winter sunsets

One of the things I love about winter is seeing sunsets. As soon as the trees in our woods leaf out, the sky is...

Kallen William Allen

Pamela Williams and Kevin Allen of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Kallen William Allen, on Nov. 30, 2016, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital....

Chilmark: Changing schedules

Transitioning back to a regular schedule after the holidays takes some getting used to for many. Sunrise is the gift for being up early....

Planning for next year

Whether you were dragged into the New Year or stepped into it brightly, here is a wish for all, courtesy of printmaker Josef Beery:...

Vineyarders take the plunge

It may not have been the perfect day for a swim, but that didn’t stop about 50 people from gathering at State Beach on...

Martha’s Vineyard Christmas bird count shows avian hot spots

Kenny Ivory and I stood by the side of New Lane in West Tisbury, just off the West Tisbury–Edgartown Road. A biting wind roared...

Not sleeping well

To the Editor:In response to Mr. Eric Markson’s comments of last week (Dec. 29, “Another entitlement to the Wampanoag”) regarding the Wampanoag Tribe’s want...

Free tech support

To the Editor:A big shout-out thank you to Tony Lombardi and his excellent staff of computer techs, who offer free-of-charge technical support once a month...

The menorah is allowed

To the Editor:Mr. Peter Josephs says (Dec. 29, “Pagan roots of Christmas trees”) that “with all due respect to Rabbi Glassman … neither the...

The harm of legal marijuana

To the Editor:I haven’t seen the percentage stats of Vineyarders that voted “yes” to the legalization of marijuana,* but from an educational and health...

Representative Tim Madden takes stock of four terms

It was only fitting that four-term Rep.Tim Madden did not deliver his farewell speech to the state legislature last month, because he didn’t want...

Find a safe way to share the dog park

To the Editor:On Monday, Jan. 2, while walking and playing at the far end of the Trade Wind Fields Preserve with one of our...

Free trade and free press

To the Editor:The general public is clearly confused. It’s pretty ugly, pretty cruel, when U.S. business elites act naturally in turning public opinion against...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: December 26 – 30, 2016

EdgartownDec. 30, Wells Fargo Bank NA, as trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1 present holder of a mortgage from Uenes F. Marques,...

Going for gold

Early morning last week, without the hurly-burly sounds of hockey or the piping voices of newbie skaters, the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena is silent....

Martha's Vineyard court report: Dec. 27 – 30

Dec. 27, 2016Ian Koepp Bardwell, Vineyard Haven; DOB 8/18/95, OUI-liquor or .08%, failure to dim headlights, negligent operation of motor vehicle: continued to pretrial...