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The final thieving insult

What's happening on our Vineyard when thieves steal under your bedroom window to steal the bed liner out of your pick‑up truck? Crime is going haywire when lowlife creeps creep up one's driveway, debasing thievery to the depths of robbing me of my truck bed liner.

The story of Cottage City; “Let us go in peace”

Back in 1878, Cottage City was part of Edgartown, and that's the way the residents of the old town liked it.


We'd like to thank all those who helped make the Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative's Job Shadow Day a great success.

What’s up with cell service?

It just seems inconceivable that the cell service here is so terrible.

Margaret L. Schwier

Margaret Louise Schwier died on February 1 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital after a brief illness.

The gift of meditation

Laura Wainwright has written a thoughtful piece ("


Congratulations to Ralph Stewart.

Alternatives to turbines

If wind turbines and 150-foot towers were the only clean alternative energy methods available to Islanders, I would accept and live with their added noise and visual degradation as an essential part of green energy, but they are not.

Justice system is doing its job well

Your latest edition reports on an individual, Richard Morris, with three pending criminal cases in Edgartown, now being held without bail, and posits on the Editorial Page (Feb.

It’s a democracy, and you need to get to work

A functioning democracy requires the participation of its citizens.

They come whenever they’re called

Once again we owe our wonderful Tisbury Fire Department a debt of gratitude.

Governor’s health care saving plan raises questions

After announcing plans to shave $1 billion from projected health-care spending next fiscal year, the Patrick administration has provided little insight into how the governor intends to achieve that goal following years of exploding health costs.

Winter on Vineyard Haven Harbor

Our only companions today are sea gulls.

Dorothy A. Greene

Dorothy "Dotty" A.

Lovely and generous

While I did not know Oak Bluffs's lifelong resident Geraldyne ("Gerry") DeBettencourt personally, who died in December [see obituary in January 27 Times], there was a very special treat she arranged for the Island several years ago that should be recalled with gratitude.

Unmatched generosity

Thanks to everyone who helped with the shoe drive over the last few months.