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"The article that appeared in the May 6 issue [of the Times] was not productive.

Mother’s Day

Friends and families gathered across the Island to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, while some made a weekend of it.

Aquinnah completes annual with a fond farewell

Aquinnah voters bid a fond goodbye Tuesday to longtime moderator Walter Delaney, who passed the gavel after 35 years presiding over town meetings.

With taxpayer appropriations, rental housing assistance stabilizes

Now that all six Island towns have voted substantial increases in appropriations for rental subsidies at annual town meetings, the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority rental assistance program is expected to resume helping the same number of families as it did when fundraising struggles began last fall, according to housing authority executive director David Vigneault.

Walter Delaney passes the gavel

Before he retired to Aquinnah, then called Gay Head, Walter Delaney spent nearly 40 years repairing and calibrating printing presses.

New rape charge against Vineyard Haven man

Peter Duart, 42, of Vineyard Haven, already facing charges in connection with an earlier arrest, was arraigned Friday on a additional count of rape and an additional count of indecent assault and battery in Edgartown District Court, following an investigation by Oak Bluffs Police.


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West Tisbury housing question for special meeting warrant

West Tisbury selectmen last week approved five articles to appear on the warrant for a special town meeting, at 7 pm, Tuesday, June 8, at the West Tisbury School.

Derby at Duarte’s “” 38 and going strong

The mirror-like surface of Duarte's Pond off Lambert's Cove Road may have been less than ideal for fishing on Saturday morning, but otherwise the weather couldn't have been better.

Calendar of Events

Evensong Gathering 6–7:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Chapel, Vineyard Haven.

Chilmark elects Jonathan Mayhew

Chilmark voters elected Jonathan Mayhew, a fisherman, to a seat on the board of selectmen.

Nelson Sigelman founded Boston kendo club

Martha's Vineyard Times managing editor and fishing columnist Nelson Sigelman was the guest of honor at the Boston Kyokai 30th anniversary celebration and tournament held at the Wang YMCA in Boston May 1, 2.

Entertainment: Dance, music, theater

It's spring, and the Vineyard is beginning to bustle with all forms of entertainment, offering big town entertainers in an up-close and personal small-town setting.

Food Pantry aided record number of winter visitors

The Island Food Pantry helped 510 families with food assistance this winter, according to project coordinator Armen Hanjian.

New DPH beach rules cast a wide net

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will implement state-wide rules that will impose new reporting and posting requirements for public and semi-public beaches across Martha's Vineyard, including some of the Island's most exclusive lengths of ocean sand.

Edibles: Tried and true

You've arrived on the Vineyard and you're hungry.

Oak Bluffs shellfishermen air gripes, reap rewards

Oak Bluffs commercial shellfishermen turned out in force at the April 27 selectmen's meeting and unloaded a litany of complaints.

Aquinnah meets for annual with $2.9 million budget in place

Aquinnah voters will be asked to do double duty Tuesday night.

Shopping: Game on

Games have a way of bringing people together, letting you get to know each other while laughing the night away.

Olga T. Rouse

Olga Terletzky Rouse, formerly of Michigan and Florida and Martha's Vineyard, died on April 28 after a three- year battle with lung cancer.