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A long and puzzling trip

The mirthless irony is that between 1998 and 2007, in good times and lean ones for the real estate industry, there were few years which tallied more sales at high dollar figures than has been the case in the worst of the six years since post-Great Recession.

Who are we to them now?

Another year in the hopper.

Sports and poetry

You won't have forgotten his few words, and his curse, standing alone in the infield at Fenway Park, right after the Marathon bombing, telling the evil-minded among us that Boston and its people were "Boston Strong.

Answer the Water Street question

The real imaginative opportunity is to find a way to flush the Bernier poison pill and allow the lot to be sold by IHT for commercial purposes (parking perhaps) — but not to Stop & Shop, if Mr.

New federal rules harm VNA and many of its patients

Patients who need services that the agency has historically offered, may no longer be entitled to receive them under Medicare rules.

Coping

Exercise can help.

A big gamble

This is a roly-poly pudding of opinion, bureaucratic tension — much of it within the same department of the federal government — and a community in search of a payoff.

Lifelong learning

And there you have it, the key to the trends documented by the CDC.

Cars and us

The traffic problem is of such a modest magnitude that we can get our arms around it, and because growth and change are inevitable, we should.

Reflection: 15 years of those things

Plus, as Russell Baker said, "yesteryear's swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today's solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom.

Boomers consider their futures

MassINC's survey is a timely alarm for Massachusetts leaders, and it is familiar stuff to Vineyarders.

How shall we describe ourselves? Officially.

Versions of this plea have appeared in this space several times over the years.

Just a quick comment

Your views welcome.

A note to the Commentariat

This column incorporates part of a of column that appeared in this space in January.

No more chop suey and canned peas

The lunch rooms at my high school were in the cellar.

What’s the story this year

A version of this column appeared in this space in September of 2006.

A standing O

"You know, John," Joseph said to the man who would preside over Sunday's gathering, "if you live long enough, I know my parents love you and you'll probably do my service.

Bob Douglas and Shenandoah – a half-century together

Honoring a half century of Bob and Shenandoah, Black Dog Tall Ships has operated day sails throughout the week and they will continue until Saturday, from 3-6 pm, onboard Shenandoah.

We learn from one another

I am very proud of my environmentally sound re-use of the blue plastic sleeves in which The New York Times arrives, to clean up after the boys who watch with smug satisfaction.

It’s a matter of dangerousness

In this small, inconvenient community, when there is the chance to exercise greater control over criminal behavior than seems possible elsewhere, and when law enforcement has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to catch and prosecute misbehavior, what's wanted from the courts is something more than personal recognizance, low bails, probation, hopefulness, community service, confusion, and recidivism.