Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Quote of the week

“Baseball is a treasured American pastime, and the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park are an iconic institution in the sport. As a proud New England brand, we couldn’t be more excited to partner...

The Big Question: Fast ferry

Would you be in favor of the addition of a fast ferry to and from Woods Hole? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big...

Ask the Geek: Phone warranties

Dear Geek, Last year I purchased a used cell phone from eBay. It was in great shape, and I loved using it. That is, until it refused to power up the other day. I’ve taken...

Now hiring: Most of the Island

The Island’s most eligible employers and employees gathered at the MVRHS cafeteria Saturday for the second annual Martha’s Vineyard Job and Volunteer Fair. The three-hour event was a window into the employment market, for...

Big question

What would you do if you were President? (See cover of the March 22 Community section for inspiration.)   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big...

Quote of the week

“When you go to church Sunday, it will be gone.” –Ralph Packer, promising the Tisbury selectmen that the dilapidated fish house on R.M. Packer property would soon be demolished. It was.

Ask the Geek: Tech etiquette

This week’s article is slightly different from my others. Instead of responding to a question from a reader, I wanted to take a minute to write about tech do’s and don’ts, which is a...

Finance 101: Enjoying life, now or later

I have often wondered why people, in general, seem unwilling to do any kind of actual financial planning for their later years. A short time ago I came across a cartoon by Randy Glasbergen...

Second annual Martha’s Vineyard Job and Volunteer Fair

On Saturday, April 7, from to 10 am to 1 pm at MVRHS cafeteria, the second annual Island-Wide Job and Volunteer Fair will be held. According to a press release, the event is sponsored...

Quote of the week

“The Vineyard has been great for us, it has so many natural attributes; it’s just the kind of market we want to be in.” –Rob Blood, Lark Hotels CEO, on the company’s plans...

Time to give up on bonds?

I came across yet another article citing how high stock market valuations are. It uses something called Shiller’s CAPE ratio as a reason to be wary of how expensive the stock market seems to...

Vineyard Propane pet drive

Vineyard Propane will be collecting pet supply donations at 6 North Line Rd. in Edgartown through March 31, or at Edgartown Stop & Shop on March 17 and March 28, to benefit Angels Helping...

Cape Cape Light Compact offers energy improvements

Cape Light Compact is opening its “Main Streets” energy efficiency initiative to small businesses on Martha’s Vineyard that use less than 60,000 kWh per year. This effort provides eligible businesses with select free energy-efficiency...

Big Question: Boch Park

Do you think Boch Park, which regularly floods, should be made into a water park, with skating in the winter? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line...

Ask the Geek: Scammers

Dear Geek, I seem to be getting even more scam phone calls and email lately. I know you’ve written about this subject before, but I think it would be helpful to remind people of scam...

Quote of the week

“The whole town should go up to him and thank him. Without what he’s done, the town would be so much more quiet than it already is.” –Josh Goldstein, co-owner of the Mansion House,...

The Big Question: Island Theater

What do you think should be done with the Island Theater?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

So you’ve got this big idea

Lisa Leonard has always been a runner. Her day job was working for the military as a signal officer, and then after that as a congressional liaison — but early in the morning and...

Rockland Trust’s Investment Management Group surpasses $3.5 billion in Assets

Rockland Trust announced its Investment Management Group (IMG) has surpassed $3.5 billion in assets under administration. According to a press release, assets grew by more than 16 percent from the same period last year. Helping...

Thoughts on the underappreciated merits of worry

With the most recent parabolic pyrotechnics in the stock market, a lot of people were feeling pretty good. It’s hard to blame them. What wasn’t to like? Ever-increasing balances in their investment accounts and...