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Promise of wind energy an illusion

Thank you very much for the invitation to attend the public hearing to review the results of a wind feasibility study conducted for the tribe and funded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The MVC budget process explained

We have sent this letter, dated November 11, to the Dukes County Commissioners and members of Island boards of selectmen.

Claus Buchthal

Claus Buchthal, 97, of Prospect Hill, Chilmark, died on November 8, three months after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Charles M. Barr

Charles "Charlie" M.

Napoleon Pinckney

Napoleon ("Nap") Pinckney of Oak Bluffs died in his own bed on Saturday, November 13, 2010, slightly more than 1-1/2 months after his 90th birthday.

Alan T. Campbell

Alan Townsend Campbell, age 71, died on October 25, 2010 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.

START treaty now

It is time for the Senate to cut bloated nuclear stockpiles and restore inspections of Russia's nuclear arsenal by approving the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

MVC should be shrunk

Edgartown is justified to challenge the unbalanced funding they have been contributing to the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC).

Misuse of eminent domain

I was disturbed to read about the selectmen's desire to look into using eminent domain to take over a private business on Main Street.

Excellent, thanks

This is to commend reporter Gwyn McAllister and Whit Griswold, editor, for the thorough and thoughtful article regarding Centering Prayer (November 4, MVTimes) and for various announcements of the Centering Prayer Retreat in the Calendar section, same edition.

Leander P.C. Brown

Leander Patricia Carney Brown a 40-plus-year resident of Maplewood, N.

Benjamin Ian Julier

Ian Julier died peacefully at home in West Tisbury on November 4 with family by his side after a lengthy illness.

Inside info

For many it is the height of deer season, but in my house it is the start of fruit fly season.

Swan presided over Mill Pond

Joanie Jenkinson, Animal Control Officer for West Tisbury, has brought a white swan back to the Mill Pond.

Veterans Day 2010

Veterans Day

Coal facts for the new Congress

As both the returning lame ducks and the brand-new ducks contemplate and act on America's energy future, I might suggest they keep in mind a court ruling and some of the facts surrounding coal.

Trash fees for brush ill considered

I do not object to the price increase for a trash sticker or for the landfill drop-off sticker.

Tennis tournament honors Stan Hart, Don Davis

The Vineyard Tennis Center's annual Turkey Open Tennis Tournament this weekend will be held in honor of the memory of Stan Hart and Don Davis to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

West Tisbury

I'm writing this on Sunday evening.