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Rosemarie C. DeSorcy

Rosemarie Connell DeSorcy of Lambert's Cove Road died on Sunday evening, October 17, 2010 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

A primer on hearing aids

My thirty-five years of hearing impairment and wearing hearing aids does not make me an expert on either subject.

Mary D. Thomas

Mary Jane Delmarsh Thomas, age 95, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven.

Rebutting the criticism of “fracking”

As a petroleum engineer, oil and natural gas producer, and summer resident of Tisbury, I felt compelled to respond to Peter Cabana's letter published October 14, regarding alleged pollution of ground water in Pennsylvania, as a result of a process known as hydraulic fracturing.

The value of controlled burns

This letter was written to Commissioner Rick Sullivan, state Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Who’s disturbing the peace?

In response to the letter "Dirt Bikers spoil the peace, violate the laws" (

Rosalie N. Francis

Rosalie Nina Francis, 97, died on Monday, October 18, at Windemere in Oak Bluffs where she has resided for the past several years.

Jennifer R. Larson

Jennifer Rollins Larson, age 42, of Zion, Illinois, and Oak Bluffs died suddenly on October 18.

Mary R. Fisher

Mary Rose Lynch was born on May 24, 1907, to Daniel and Octavia Lynch of Lowell.

A natural gas threat

American oil and natural gas companies claim that sufficient amounts of "unconventional" natural gas can be extracted by safely fracturing trapped gas a couple miles below the earth's surface.


Lyme disease comes from deer ticks.

Fishermen fail to cast consideration

To the two guys who protested indignantly "Hey, we're just fishing!" Yes, I know it is tiresome to have ultra-rich summer people — who drive a 10-year-old Volvo because they can't afford a new one — touchy about people like you acting like they have an irrevocable right to use their land.


The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's junior class would like to thank Karpet Kare for the generous donation of tile they installed on the counter of the football concession stand, which is located near the high school's football field.

Who gets rained on?

Your sports headline, "The rain falls 'On the just and on the unjust'" refers to Matthew 5:45 (''He .

No more years for Governor Patrick

Some have called for a referendum on the subject of wind factories planned in federal and state waters to surround the Vineyard.

Driver education needed

I think it is a serious mistake not to offer an in-school based driving school for our teenagers.

A fishing pier and an imperishable bond

About 32 years ago, my dad took my son down to the Oak Bluffs Steamship pier to fish.

TTOR management must be corrected

I've sent this letter to Andrew Kendall, president of The Trustees of Reservations.