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Connector road, redux

It's too soon to say mission accomplished, but the decision by Tisbury voters to proceed with planning and funding the so-called connector road between State Road and the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road is a smart one.

A hospital to celebrate

Sunday, Islanders will visit the new Martha's Vineyard Community Hospital, at the invitation of the trustees, to see what years of planning and broad generosity from seasonal and year-round residents has wrought.

How do you know?

The young woman said she mistrusted what the media do.

What’s with the Mill Pond

To the Editor: On April 13, voters will be making many important decisions. One item, Article 31, on the Annual Town Warrant, deals with the future of the Mill Pond, a man-made pond created by...

Now, an assault on Vineyard Sound

The July 2 issue of The Times, on page 43, displayed a plan showing the coastline of the state of Massachusetts.

Part of the problem, part of the solution

As owners of Tony's Market in Oak Bluffs, we want Island residents and officials to know that we are, and for a long time have been, keenly aware of traffic issues on Dukes County Avenue.

Thanks

On Saturday, March 27, a fundraiser to purchase uniforms for the boys tennis team at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School was held at the Vineyard Youth Tennis Center, under the sponsorship of the newly formed organization, Martha's Vineyard Community Tennis (MVCT).

Thanks, and the work continues

The volunteers of the Martha's Vineyard Fish Farm for Haiti Project thank all those who have donated financially and materially to our Earthquake Relief efforts.

Her safe haven

Following immediately on the heels of Penelope Dickens' heartbreaking and tragic death on March 8 came an extraordinary outpouring of support from her Island friends and the entire Island community.

Time to reassess on housing

This page does not share the views of those who have imputed the vilest motives to leaders of the private nonprofit housing groups, whose efforts have been weakened so badly during the past five months.

Spring whispers

A small gale slams against the slider and, bending the old, weakened aluminum frame in an arc, finds its unruly way into my room.

The best ideas

After six weeks of hour-long conversations about the Island Plan, presented this February and March at the Edgartown Library, I come away with two central thoughts.

Water quality

I find that Tisbury water is the best flavored water on the Island, and even on the other side.

An unexpected winter visitor

On Sunday morning two weeks ago there was a fluffy orange mound huddled in the tray of my birdfeeder. I thought I had eaten too much French toast and syrup. Was this a Baltimore...

The high price of affordability

The provision of needed affordable housing on Martha's Vineyard has become exclusively the responsibility of a series of public-private partnerships. Zoning and development rules prevent the market from contributing much, if at all. Taxpayers contribute,...

Shelter

You may be surprised to learn that enlarged housing opportunities do not necessarily follow from the creation of more houses. Good jobs are important too. Indeed, good jobs and increasing household incomes underpin home...