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Laundromat owner responds to threat of closure

On April 12, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission voted unanimously 5-0 to give Airport Laundromat owner Nick Catt 21 days to pay $140,000 owed...

Tiger pride

To the editor:This letter is to the town of Tisbury.We might be a small town, on a small Island, but the children of Tisbury...

Herbert Alton Landers

Herbert Alton Landers, 89, died on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at his home in Oak Bluffs. He was predeceased by his wife Elsie Mae...

Vote yes on the new school

To the editor:My classmates and I graduated from the Tisbury High School in the class on 1953. Our school was not new then. Now,...

Vote no on the new school

To the editor:I have lived in Tisbury for 31 years, Martha's Vineyard for 41 years. Our three children went to the Tisbury School. They...

Selectman will vote no on new school

To the editor:There is no doubt that the Tisbury School has serious infrastructure issues that need to be addressed. Any solution will be expensive....

Don’t jump off the cliff

To the editor:The overwhelming yes vote on the warrant item to fund a new Tisbury School at the annual town meeting last week was...

DMF changes 2018 regulations for recreational fishermen

The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is enacting new recreational regulations for fluke (summer flounder), black sea bass, scup, and tautog for the 2018...

Controlled burn coming to Edgartown

The Vineyard Golf Club (VGC) is planning a prescribed burn in the Wintucket Cove frost bottom, located at the southerly end of the VGC...

A focused alternative to fluoridation

To the editor: Though I am grateful that we decided against fluoridating our entire municipal water supply in Edgartown, I wonder if the CDC's recommended...

MV Katama will be out of service for months

The MV Katama will be taken out of service on Wednesday, May 23, for scheduled maintenance, according to Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis....

A flawed outcome

To the editor:Tisbury has never been a slouch in its commitment to its children and their education. Each Tisbury student currently costs the town...

Terrarium talk

Morrice Florist is hosting its first caregiver and child workshop on Thursday, April 19, from 1 to 3 pm. Each pair of participants will...

Renewable energy 101

Find out how renewable energy works at a presentation at the West Tisbury library on Saturday, April 21, at 3 pm. Learn about solar...

Will power

A new film series at the Edgartown library kicks off this Monday, April 23, at 7 pm, and continues through Sunday, April 29. Monday’s...

‘The Last Pig’ has farmer rethinking his perception of pigs

Let’s face it: Pigs have an abysmal reputation. They are maligned for being dirty, messy, fat, gluttonous, dumb, and downright … piggy. Their very...

Artist Lucy Mitchell fills her curiosity cabinet

At one time, it was popular among the wealthy classes in Europe to collect and display natural and manmade wonders and display them artfully...

Where is the renovation plan?

To the Editor:Time to face reality.Group emails are presently circulating to convince us that a renovation/addition can be done for less $$ and hardly...

New poet laureate blends Vineyard with verse

This Sunday, April 22, the West Tisbury library will introduce the new town poet laureate to the public with its semiannual Community Poetry Reading....

Offshore’s on again

It’s been almost a year since Phil and Colleen McAndrews put their Oak Bluffs restaurant, Offshore Ale, up for sale, but their plans have...