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A ladder would help

To the Editor,They say the best things in life are free, and jumping off the bridge at State Beach on a warm sunny day is one of those things.

We can do better

It is with a sadness like no other that I write this.

Our community thanks you

There is a serene easiness amongst the recently completed cluster of homes at Eliakim's Way in West Tisbury.

In response to the POINT advertisement

The full-page POINT advertisement, so prominent on the back page, makes a few good points about the state's plan and raises some questions about wind power that must be addressed for any responsible offshore turbine project.

It’s a matter of our appetite

If BP would stop using oil dispersants — they are horrible biologically.

The heat goes on

The season has turned, and now the time of ripening is upon us.

Edgartown selectmen rule on dog attack

Edgartown selectmen agreed unanimously Monday to order pit bull owner Kyle Byrne of 3A Boylston Drive to post a $200 bond for a year on the dog.

How Island kids spend the summer

Martha's Vineyard is a busy place for teens in the summer.

Elita ways in

Ross Gannon began building his boat, Elita, almost 18 years ago.

Kathleen A. Gillis

Kathleen Ann (McLean) Gillis of Vineyard Haven died at Martha's Vineyard Hospital on Friday, July 9, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gertrude H. B. Meras

A memorial celebration of the life of Gertrude Harned (Bonnie) Bunting Meras of East Chop, who died November 29 in Oak Bluffs, will be held this Saturday, July 17, at 11 am at the West Tisbury Congregational Church.

Robert J. Mocarski

An accomplished pilot, his first view of the Vineyard was from his Cessna 172 high over Nantucket Sound on his approach to the airport.

Loretta Balla

Loretta (Di Domenico) Balla, owner of the Seaview Hotel in Oak Bluffs, died May 28 at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth with family and friends by her side.

A community that cares and acts

It is with a heavy heart and great pride that I write this letter about the tragic bicycle accident last week in Tisbury.

Gratitude abounds

To the Editor:The free Pancake Breakfast on July 3, honoring our Island veterans who sacrificed so much forthe freedom of our country was a big success.

Is a university extension program possible here?

To the Editor:I remember when the Nathan Mayhew Seminars started years ago on the Island, and I was excited about the possibilities.

Toward bicycle safety

On behalf of the Martha's Vineyard Camp-Meeting Association, I want to thank Chief Blake and the Oak Bluffs Police for providing officers to conduct a Bicycle Safety Clinic held at the campground on Saturday (July 10).

What’s my story?

The Edgartown Public Library and I began building our story about five years ago, when my mother and I moved to Edgartown from Oak Bluffs.

George G. Daniels

George Goetz Daniels, Time Magazine journalist and a leading advocate for Martha's Vineyard wildlife conservation, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 under the warm care of Long Hill Assisted Living in Edgartown.