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John Talcott Hough

John Talcott Hough, whose newspaper career spanned nearly half a century and who retired 16 years ago to the family home called "Fish Hook" in the woods of North Tisbury, died on Sunday of natural causes at the JML Care Center in Falmouth.

First, undo the harm you’ve done

To whoever robbed Heather Gardens, thievery is one of the lowest forms of self-expression.

Oh, that bridge

To the Editor:When I went on-line from my computer in Budapest and saw the headline Bridge to Cape Cod (The Times, May 13), I must admit I was shocked and dismayed.


To the Editor:In our efforts to "go green" at the recent Minnesingers' Spring Shows there was no printed program, so several folks integral to the success of our year did not get the recognition they deserve, so I'd like to express our appreciation to:Melanie Chaunce, assistant; Lianna Loughman, choreographer; Jeff Caruthers, stage manager, indispensable right hand; Matthew Fisher, technical expert, lighting designer; Kirkland Beck, costume mentor; Ashley Girard, costumer; Kate Murray & Charlie Esposito, technical and moral support; Tessa Permar, choreographer's assistant; Sal McNamara-Esposito, Raine Bick, Justin Oslyn, and Mike Patenaude, technical support; Joanne Lambert, Cindy Roberts, Jude Tucker, Nancy Nevin, Karen Dumont and ALL the Minnesinger Parents; Jazz Combo: Raine Bick , Sal McNamara-Esposito, Shauna Nute, Mike Tinus, Steve Tully; Kathy Retmier, expert seamstress, costume support; Warren Pettit, accompanist for 'Amazing Grace'; Kathleen Forsythe, poster and pictures extraordinaire; Jim Novack, tech guru emeritus, MVRHS administration and custodial staff.


Did you forget the annual Alzheimer's Walk last Sunday? A lot of people remembered, more than 70 actually, the most ever.

Art show openings

Chilmark Library Gouache paintings by Marianne Neill.

More fun in May

The Island Children's School, now 41 years old, treated young Islanders to a day of fun at the school on Saturday.

Roger Spinney, pastor and good guy

The First Baptist Church of Vineyard Haven and the Gay Head Community Baptist Church of Aquinnah have been saddened by the news that their pastor of 14 years, the Reverend Doctor Roger Spinney, is leaving the Island.

A small town’s virtues

My name is Bill Hall, and I've lived in Vineyard Haven for close to 30 years.

What’s up with the Y

We are anxiously waiting for the grand opening of the YMCA.

Benjamin S. Rosenbaum

Benjamin Seth Rosenbaum, 26, of Portsmouth, N.

The Rev. Spinney moves off

The Reverend Roger Spinney, pastor of the Baptist churches in Vineyard Haven and Aquinnah for the past 14 years, will move to Falmouth at the end of the month and take up new responsibilities as chaplain with Hospice of the Cape & Islands.

How Oak Bluffs has spent CPA money

To the Editor:There were public comments about the spending of the Oak Bluffs community preservation committee at the Oak Bluffs annual town meeting that I would like to clarify.

Helping out Heather

Heather Jardin's friends — some 200 strong — turned out at the Portuguese-American Club on Friday night to help out Heather, 29, who is battling leukemia for the second time.

Edward Duart

Edward Duart, 61, died Sunday, May 16, 2010 at his home in Carver.

Remembering Gibby

Several Harley riders gathered at the P-A Club in Oak Bluffs on Saturday before heading out on a scavenger hunt in memory of John Gibson, who died in March after a motorcycle accident in Florida.

H. Stanley Hart II

Last Saturday morning, May 15, H.

Growing costs of wind energy plan

The articles this week about the Vineyard Power Co-op's site-planning meeting raised two concerns for me.