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Very successful

This is a copy of a letter sent to Jonathan Blau at Sharky's Cantina.

Outdoor music, with reasonable rules

On a steamy mid-August, Sunday afternoon, Oak Bluffs Harbor was buzzing with people enjoying the harbor's festive atmosphere.

Time to be especially safe

I am writing this letter as a reminder on the eve of our busy season here on Martha's Vineyard.

Why the Patriot Act?

However unpopular, however much we don't want to believe that rogue elements working within our government conspired to make 9/11 happen, turning our heads and walking away from certain indisputable, agreed-upon facts and evidence cannot make that happen.

Arthur R. Railton

A writer who became a reporter, then a public relations executive, then a historian, Arthur Roy Railton died peacefully at Martha's Vineyard Hospital last week of respiratory failure after a very brief illness.

Taking care of your trees

Construction damage to trees is hard to avoid in some instances.

Apology needed, and a plan

Michael Dutton, the town administrator of Oak Bluffs, is either the highest paid employee or close to that in the town.

Who should tell them to pound sand?

What follows is one man's observations of a May 26 meeting of a subset of the MVC, considering the complaints of some neighbors regarding the Goodale pit.

Tsunami preparedness lags

In the wake of all the destruction in Asia from tsunamis, I often wonder how we would fare against such a foe.

Great Samaritans

I am writing to say thank you to four great Samaritans who helped rescue our family's dog from drowning.

James A. H. Walsh

A memorial service for James Anthony Hamlin Walsh will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 2 pm at the New Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.

Mary F. H. Snyder

Mary Faith Haggerty Snyder of Vineyard Haven died of congestive heart failure on May 17, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family.

Photos: Martha’s Vineyard SkatePark BBQ

Two bands, Dukes County Love Affair and The Taxidermists, performed at the Martha's Vineyard SkatePark, in Oak Bluffs, last Friday, May 20, during a casual barbecue afternoon.

Felix Neck hosts Vineyard Wildlife Festival

The Vineyard Wildlife Festival was held at Felix Neck on Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Solar gain

Tisbury, Edgartown, and other member towns, of the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC), are starting a new era in producing electricity from the sun.

Gone Hollywood

On Saturday, May 14, the junior class of MVRHS "went Hollywood" at their prom at the Beach Plum Inn in Chilmark.

A privilege to serve

In honor of Memorial Day, Raven 1, an AmeriCorps NCCC team working on the Island, would like to thank all the amazing Island residents for welcoming us into your community and allowing us to serve.

For Janet Hathaway and Alan Gowell.

As past chairmen of the Edgartown Affordable Housing Committee, you have both been instrumental in leading the evolution of the town's affordable housing programs, from simple house lots in subdivisions to an established program consisting of a whole range of affordable housing options.