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West Tisbury: Election reflection

Tax forms are filled in, signed, and mailed. Town meeting and election are over. No surprises in our elected officials; no one ran in...

West Tisbury: Daffodils beginning to bloom

By the time you are reading this week’s column, town meeting will have come and gone, and our local elections will be in progress....

West Tisbury: Easter egg hunts

It’s been another week of weather, from warm sunny spring to a gently falling snow. I am so grateful to live in New England;...

Birth of a board game

You may not know that there has been a resurgence in the popularity of board games in every age range. According to Sam Bryant...

West Tisbury: Stop and start snow

Sunday was a perfect day to read the New York Times and watch intermittent snow falling outside our windows. It was so strange to...

West Tisbury: Great ponds

“The great ponds have never been higher,” according to many of our friends who live and/or walk along the south shore ponds. There are...

West Tisbury: A roaring month

Parsonage, or Whiting’s, is a pond again, albeit with tuffets of grasses breaking through. Maybe it will get cold enough for skating, a sight...

West Tisbury: Windy and wet

What a weekend. With a second nor’easter predicted for this Wednesday, there doesn’t seem much point putting away the kerosene lamps, flashlights, and candles...

West Tisbury: An enormous patch of snowdrops

I am horrified to have just written March 1. Our peaceful, solitary winter is almost over. It’s easy to feel springlike, with the warm...

West Tisbury: Fred Fisher’s eggs

It’s been a beautiful week, mostly warm. Snowdrops continue to show up and bloom in gardens around town and other tips of greenery are...

West Tisbury: Sand sodden

Our weather has continued its pattern of mild days followed by cold, then mild again. The roaring storm we had Sunday afternoon left our...

West Tisbury: Early snow

I love watching snow falling, blowing across the windows, turning the world white. This afternoon I read with a friend a wonderful poem by...

West Tisbury: Coo’s Deli

Lately there have been a few stories in both Vineyard newspapers that have brought back so many memories of my early days when I...

West Tisbury: Yes, he still bites

The weather has been erratic, frigid cold for a few days, then up into the 40s. Nice days to work outside. I am trying...

West Tisbury: Support and strength

It is painful to begin a column with the loss of a young man, Jake Baird, who died on Friday in a car accident...

West Tisbury: Couch potato

Last week’s snow mostly turned to rain, leaving slick and rutted ice on the ground. A fallen tree closed Scotchman’s, and some homes lost...

West Tisbury: Share and remember

Happy New Year. What will 2018 bring to all of us in West Tisbury?There will be new babies. We will watch the children...

West Tisbury: Christmas rituals

My mother’s Christmas cactus is blooming on a plant stand in my dining room. It has been blooming since just after Thanksgiving, and will...

West Tisbury: Nelson the terror cat

Mike and I have picked out our tree, to be cut from our woods sometime this week. It will go on a table in...

West Tisbury: Mightily aggrieved

Our Town Party is tonight from 5 to 8 pm at the Ag Hall. I’m starting off the column with this so that everyone...