Chilmark: Mr. Morgan turns 90

This Sunday, March 30, is the day Mr. Morgan will celebrate the completion of ninety years on this earth. He has had a fascinating life of fishing, carving, raising children, participating in town affairs and more. Although I see his smiling face almost daily as he tools around with his bride Roberta, I look forward to the day when their Harbor Craft Shop is open…

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The town of Chilmark has refilled again after a much-needed February vacation. Things are essentially unchanged: the paperwork is still piled on the desk, the load of laundry still needs to be folded, the chicken coop needs a cleaning along with the fish tank and the hamster cage, yet all of this is just fine […]

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Shh…it’s quiet around town. It’s school vacation week. It seems like nearly everyone has ventured somewhere. Many opted for warmth and a quick dose of Vitamin D. Others chose to take advantage of the snow and take to the slopes. Whether it’s Mexico, Jamaica, Ecuador, Belize, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Florida, California, Hawaii or some […]

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Yes, folks, everything is fine at the Slater home. Many of us spotted the ambulance on Basin Road the other day and wondered what and who it was for. Jane filled me in and Herb’s medical emergency landed him in the hospital overnight, but he is home and a-okay. He missed one night of visiting […]

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This past weekend, well, it was all about the Chilmark School for me. Brooks, my ten-year-old fifth-grader, returned from the school’s Outing Program ski trip. Seven students in all ventured to Carrabassett Valley, Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain. Brooks along with his classmates Noah Glasgow, Menasha Leport, Keira McCarthy, Fynn Monahan, Imogen Taylor, and Bella Thorpe had […]

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Now that you’ve all heard that the Carrolls had the flu, let me tell you the story…wait, wait, ah-choo. It started on a Friday with Marshall saying he needed a nap. A nap? I thought, oh snap, that man doesn’t nap. Sniffles, sneezes, fever and chills, too. Oh, my, yes, it must be the flu. […]