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Do no harm to the Mill Pond

The headline in the April 13 edition of the Vineyard Gazette, "West Tisbury Backs Library, Dredging," declared that voters overwhelmingly backed a dredging plan for the manmade Mill Pond.

Roundabout speed needs to be reduced

A properly designed, single-lane roundabout is leaps and bounds better than a traffic signal for safety and flow, for all.

Lucile C. Richards

Lucile "Toots" Chapman Richards died peacefully on April 16 at the Hospice Inn at St.

Gary L. Zwicky

Gary Lee Zwicky of Oak Park, Illinois, died on Easter Sunday, April 8, at his home at Belmont Village in Oak Park after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's disease.

Jean M. Bryant

Jean Morgan Bryant died April 3, 2012 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Sheryl Jaynes-Andrews

Sheryl Jaynes-Andrews died April 12, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee, of lymphoma.

Joseph Worrell

Joseph "Ray" Worrell died at home in Vineyard Haven on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

Lynn Adams Langmuir

Lynn Adams Langmuir of Chestnut Hill, died at the age of 60 on April 2 after a courageous 12-year battle against breast cancer.

Naylee A. Webster

Naylee Ann Webster died on March 27 surrounded by her family and loving friends.

John W. Ebbs

John Wirth Ebbs, an electrical engineer who in his free time served on community boards, sang in choruses, enjoyed photography, and above all, spent time with his family and his many friends, died peacefully of complications from strokes on Friday, March 16, 2012 on Martha's Vineyard.

Farmer supports beer and wine sales

As a resident and farmer of West Tisbury, I am writing to show my support of the town of West Tisbury's warrant to allow beer and wine sales in restaurants seating 50 or more guests.

Benefits for all, including employees

By way of introduction, we have worked at State Road since it opened and, before that, some of us worked with Mary and Jackson Kenworth at their restaurants in Oak Bluffs.

Thanks to all

I thank everyone who came to the "Celebrating the Art of Stan Murphy" slide show on Sunday, April 1, and made the program a success.

Not the right word

I always enjoy reading the town columns each week and finding out all the news around the Island.

And you will be missed

There was a kindness to her smile and sweetness to her face and a softness to her tone of speech and a twinkle in her eye.

Why not stop lights?

I have just returned from a vacation in the U.

Faith in you restored

I have stopped watching the news because it is so depressing, but once again a Vineyarder — I don't know why I'm surprised — has restored my faith in humanity.

Disturbingly undemocratic

There were some disturbingly undemocratic elements last night at the April 10 West Tisbury town meeting.

Remembering the steamship Nobska and her whistle

The steamship Nobska was my all-time favorite boat.