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Noteworthy events

The Oak Bluffs Trinity Episcopal Church began another summer season last Sunday, June 20, with the Reverend William Heuss, who also serves as priest-in-charge.

The truth must be told

On behalf of the MV/NAACP, we would like to thank all those that came out and contributed to the Juneteenth celebration.

Oak Bluffs

Summer is definitely here.

Standing Room Only at Davis House Gallery

It was a cloudless summer day and like all good farmers Allen Whiting was conscious of the old idiom and out making hay while the sun shines.

Danny N. Meader

Danny Noel Meader born December 25, 1952, died June 8 at the age of 57.

David O’Docherty

David O'Docherty, 75, of Lynn and formerly of Martha's Vineyard, died on June 19 while swimming in Katama Bay in Edgartown.

Paul Carrick: Drawing on his past

He grew up in Edgartown, the youngest son of the late Donald Carrick, a revered Island artist and children's book illustrator, and West Tisbury resident Carol Carrick, a children's book author of national repute.

Willy Mason and Norah Jones sweep Europe

Vineyard singer/songwriter Willy Mason is currently opening for Norah Jones on a concert tour of the United Kingdom and Europe.

A bright spot in the energy gloom

As the nation weathers its horrific, self-inflicted, environmental "Pearl Harbor" in the Gulf of Mexico, we also continue to endure the ongoing, widespread, business-as-usual devastation caused by coal use and the invisible harm emanating from our fleet of nuclear power plants (tritium leaking into drinking water aquifers, for example).

Tisbury officials and police ask voters to fund contract settlement

Geoghan Coogan, Jeff Kristal, and Tristan Israel, Tisbury selectmen, and Sergeant Robert Fiske for the Tisbury Police Union jointly prepared this essay.

In an emergency, many to thank

My family and I would like to thank the staff at the Steamship Authority in Vineyard Haven and Richard Clark for getting us off on the boat Tuesday, May 25, as we had a very serious family medical emergency in New York.

Congress should do its job on energy legislation

Three years of inaction by Congress demonstrates their ineptness at promulgating meaningful energy legislation and does not justify wasting their time, instead, in trying to prevent the EPA from doing its mandated judicial directive to establish federal climate regulations.

Reporting should be less graphic

The graphic detail the MV Times has chosen to supply in articles reporting episodes of sexual misconduct (most recently regarding the exotic dancer, for example) leads me to question how well your editorial staff believes our children can read.

Very successful fundraiser

On behalf of the Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Island people who contributed to our very successful fundraiser, An Evening Under the Stars, held on May 20, at the Mediterranean Restaurant on Beach Road, Oak Bluffs.

Three different approaches at Field

As summer begins, Island galleries are preparing to launch the first exhibits.

Morning Glory turbine ought to have been placed elsewhere

I am a proponent of wind and other alternative energy projects, but that does not mean we can not be considerate to our neighbors, or to the Island.

Loretta Balla

Loretta Balla, 98, died on May 28 at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth.