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Women Empowered dinner

Many dined at Mediterranean this past Sunday, April 11, to raise money for Women Empowered (WE), a non-profit organization that offers free life skills coaching programs, grants, and loans to Islanders.

West Tisbury students perform Caribbean folktale

Students in grades five through eight performed in the West Tisbury School's production "Once on This Island, Jr.

Eco-chic weddings: How to get a little greener

Choosing flowers is perhaps one of the simplest ways to make a wedding more environmentally friendly, especially with a large selection of nurseries and farmers on the Island.

Connector road, redux

It's too soon to say mission accomplished, but the decision by Tisbury voters to proceed with planning and funding the so-called connector road between State Road and the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road is a smart one.

First quarter SSA traffic volume strong

Passenger, auto, and truck (freight) traffic was up significantly during the first quarter of this year, compared with the year-ago period, according to the Steamship Authority's records, released April 9.

No to Tisbury Marketplace

This is a copy of a letter to the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Chilmark special town meeting warrant

County of Dukes County, ss.

Cruel and unnecessary

In the last few weeks, I watched my very healthy three-year-old cat become more and more despondent and most assuredly ill.

Eva I. VanLeesten

Eva Illione VanLeesten, 88, of Arlington, Virginia, formerly of Boston and Oak Bluffs and Batavia, Illinois, died peacefully on January 22 in Arlington.

A life saved

We are fortunate to have public servants who are compassionate and vigilant, as they perform their daily duties for the community, eager to risk life and limb, reluctant to take credit, even in the case of saving a life.

Vote no on beer/wine

Two of the qualities of life in our community in Vineyard Haven will be affirmed by voting no on Article 1, to limit the sale of alcohol in the town of Tisbury, on April 27 – our grandchildren and "getting away from it all.

Negative effect

If you have dined out in Vineyard Haven in the past eight years, then we have probably met.

Noteworthy April 15

Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) has named Angela Wheeler as its new Director of Development.

Saved from certain death

I would like to thank with all my heart the two brave men that saved my small dog from certain death last Sunday, April 11.

Edgartown April 15

Spring has sprung! The pinkletinks are peeping, the crocuses are peeking through the as-yet-unraked leaves, the smell of mulch is in the air, and I can't stop sneezing.

Oak Bluffs April 15

Spring brings flowers, green grass, more visitors, and, of course, elections.

Island musicians pay tribute to Neil Young

Chappaquiddick musician and songwriter Kevin Keady joins several other Island musicians in a tribute to Neil Young at The Wharf.

Greening up

At the seventh Electronics Disposal Day, held at M.

Healthy living, locally

Saturday's Wampanoag Environmental Health Consumer Expo at the regional high school was called "Stewards of Our Island: Local Concerns, Local Solutions.