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An open letter to Michelle Obama

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Dear Ms. Obama, I take you at your word that you have no wish to be a candidate for vice president on the ticket with...

Spokémon needs your help

To the Editor: Inasmuch as Spokémon will be unwilling to clear bike path debris for the foreseeable future, he asks that everyone dispose of gloves,...

Rename Pease’s Point Way

To the Editor: In the summer of 1925, a small town in Tennessee made a name for itself. The town’s name was Dayton. Most people...

Commission should deny project

To the Editor: The Martha's Vineyard Commission will hold a final public meeting (via Zoom) Thursday, July 2, on the proposed luxury housing development in...

Spread cheer, not the virus

Hello Martha’s Vineyard visitors, we’ve been expecting you. We welcome you every year through our ferry terminals, our public docks, and our airport. We...

O.B. to look at parking along Waban Park

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Oak Bluffs selectmen took the first step in assessing what parking might look like along Dennis Alley Park, also known as Waban Park. Several business...

Perlman House Apartments accepting housing applications

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The Dukes County Regional Housing Authority (DCRHA), on behalf of the Island Housing Trust, is currently accepting applications for the Perlman House Apartments in...

Visiting Vet: Fish hooks

The last time I went fishing was probably 1979, camping with my vet school boyfriend, who liked to trout fish in the Pennsylvania rivers....

Real Estate Transactions: Week of June 15–19, 2020

CHILMARK June 19, Robert Soros, trustee of Big Hill Realty Trust, sold 6 Hill Land to Shari Levitan, trustee of CR Trust, for $4,200,000. EDGARTOWN June 15,...

Poet’s Corner: Haikus from coronavirus pandemic time

Beautiful Flowers By Emery Fullin Beautiful flowers We play in the sun all day I love the colors Emery Fullin is in third grade, and lives in Vineyard Haven....

Home grown

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Lush greens, ripening summer squash, and basil so fragrant you'll follow your nose to it. These are just a few of the crops grown...

Garden Notes: Solstice days

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Summer is officially here, with the summer solstice this year on June 20. Fireflies announced the fact a little earlier: They have flashed for...

Have Faith: The time has come

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I’ve been thinking, and who hasn’t these days, about racism and how each of us can work deliberately and earnestly to change the fear,...

Dogcharmer: Learning lessons

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Dear Tom, I have a loving, rambunctious, 80-plus-pound, 7-month-old Anatolian shepherd who is in an important learning stage of her life, and while she has...

Sign up for the Summer Reading Programs

Starting Monday, June 29, the West Tisbury library’s Summer Reading Programs are going virtual. Sign up anytime before the end of August on the...

Advance Care Planning Workshop

The West Tisbury library and Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard invite you to attend an informational Advance Care Planning Zoom session. At this workshop, those...

Hospital only testing those who meet criteria

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Pre-employment and pre-camp testing for COVID-19 is not available at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital due to the limited number of tests. Speaking to reporters during...

Get those pens ready

This week brings good news for Island creatives: in collaboration with the Oak Bluffs library, the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (MVICW) has...

West Tisbury: Emerging signs of summer

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Summer formally arrived on June 20, the summer solstice and longest day of the year. The weather has been lovely, a string of sunny...

Tisbury: One step at a time

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Heard on Main Street: Never test the depth of the water with both feet. Tisbury voters are to be commended for their splendid turnout for...