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Officials need to get busy on flu shots

Last year at this time, flu shots obtained by our local health departments were limited.

A chance for strolling access

The Vineyard community has an opportunity to support easements for public beach access on private beaches by commenting, by October 7, 2010, on the request by the town of Edgartown to amend the DEP Chapter 91, 10 Year Comprehensive Dredge Permit, held jointly with Oak Bluffs, to allow beach nourishment below Mean High Water at private beaches along Cow Bay.

A summer for reading

We want to thank the many families, childcare providers, and summer visitors who came to Vineyard Haven Public Library and participated in our Summer Reading Program, "go green @ your library.

Web cam devotee

Last month, we visited Martha's Vineyard for the first time, and one of the sights I wanted to see was the web cam at The Times.

A spiritual place

As a minister who served two Island churches, I found the people very concerned, not only about God but about the people.

The lady on the porch

Recently I was told about a Letter to the Editor regarding Johnny Seaview (Oliver Hazard Perry).

Do we need a fishing pier?

This is in response to David Nash's "Many reasons for the fish pier where it's planned" Letter to the Editor, Sept.

Trustees fall short at Long Point

I've written this letter to The Trustees of Reservations, about their Long Point Wildlife Refuge, to express my concern, as an annually repeating visitor to Martha's Vineyard, over evident official policy which does not seem to take sufficient heed of the requirements for public safety — and hygiene — in public places.

Noteworthy events

Culinary Experiences, a series of healthy eating courses with Jan Buhrman, continues this Monday, Sept.

Steve Rose, old hand at Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard

If you don't know him, you certainly know someone who does.

A prescription for risk management

The stories regarding hurricane Earl in last week's edition were illuminating.

Good greening sense

Marc Rosenbaum has it so right in his case for efficient construction in


This year, 46 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Cape Cod.

The Wintertide journey

It was great to see Wintertide's name in a headline again in last week's Times, but really, people, if you aspire to be the Island's newspaper of record, you've got to get your facts right.

Wampanoag powwow in Aquinnah

The 6th annual Wampanoag powwow was held at the Gay Head circle in Aquinnah over the weekend.

AC Miller

A celebration of the life of AC Miller, of West Tisbury, who died on July 22, 2010, will be held on Sunday, September 12, at 1 pm at the West Tisbury Congregational Church.

Treatment that breeds loyalty

The late Gilles Bridier himself sold to me my first pair of Nantucket "reds" in July of 1992.