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Ellen Bang-Birge

Ellen Bang‑Birge died at her home in Vineyard Haven on December 2, with her husband, Gary Birge, at her side.

Barbara F. Silvia

Barbara (Francis) Silvia of Vineyard Haven died on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Mass.

John M. Scanlon Jr.

John Michael (Jack) Scanlon Jr.

Mary Louise Osmers

Mary Louise Osmers died on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Windemere where she had resided.

Kites and sundaes at Featherstone

What do flying kites and eating sundaes have in common? Maybe nothing, but those who turned out at Featherstone just before Thanksgiving didn't seem worried about the connection.

Yoga is everywhere on Martha’s Vineyard, but which one’s for you?

For those tempted to take up yoga, the many types available can be confusing "” and intimidating. No longer, after they read this primer.

Alley Ellis of Edgartown takes on Broadway

From a pool of 1,000 aspiring actors, Alley Ellis was chosen as one of 120 young actors to perform in front of an audience of 3.5 million people.

Absent the Theater Project, there’s still lots to do

I am a Tisbury School parent, and I am writing in the wake of the loss of the Fourth Grade Theater Project.

How to keep them coming? Restaurant owners describe their tactics

When winter winds blow, restaurant owners know they need to step it up to keep customers coming to their Martha's Vineyard establishments.

Dismayed, obtuse

After reading about shopkeepers experiencing very slow business (

A first annual success

The West Tisbury Library thanks a few of the people who made our first annual Fairy /Troll House building day such a success: Andrew Jephcote, a master gatherer and visionary; Paula Bolash and Trevor Lowther, for gathering and advice; Isabel Littlefield, for inspiration; and Lynne Whiting and Carol Brush, for a gem of an idea.

Young, compassionate, and generous

I would like to take this opportunity to let our community know of the great compassion and generosity that the students at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) have exhibited recently during our Food Basket Drive (for families of MVRHS).

Architect critical of MVC effort on house size regulation

I attach a letter below that I intended to present to the Martha's Vineyard Commission members and their executive director, Mark London, at their 5:30 pm hearing on Monday, November 28, concerning whether they should add large houses to their DRI checklist.

Blinker throughput is quick enough

What I haven't yet understood, in all of this discussion of the Blinker and the roundabout, is why on earth we would want cars to move more quickly through that area at all.


It continues to be frustrating to live in Edgartown and not have cable/internet service from either Comcast or Verizon.

Oak Bluffs voters need to vote on roundabout

I ask the Oak Bluffs selectmen to please answer this question: Why don't the residents of the town of Oak Bluffs have an opportunity to vote on the

A history of compliance

Town officials and Island residents have seen

Deer hunters should take more care

One of my morning rituals is walking my dog from my Lagoon Heights home in Oak Bluffs down to the Lagoon boat area at the foot of Hudson Avenue.

Kindness made an impression

I would like to thank the very nice person whom my service dog Ike and I met outside the Newes cafe.