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But what about cell phones on the beach?!

Please enjoy this rerun of an older column. Nicole is on hiatus while she is finishing up a novel that is set, strangely enough,...

Lend them your ears

“Julius Caesar,” one of Shakespeare’s most-produced plays, has been a hot news topic these past few weeks. In case you missed it, here’s why:...

MV P’s & Q’s: Snubbed

Dear Nicole,There is someone I occasionally run into. We used to have nice chats, but now when I run into him, he all but...

School’s out, and Shark has taught his last class

Dan Sharkovitz began his tenancy at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in the fall of 1979, along with my incoming high school class....

Minding Your MV P’s & Q’s: Year-round residents beaches

Dear Nicole, About those private beaches. I know there are town beaches for town residents, but don’t you think we should delegate one beach —...

Minding Your MV P’s & Q’s: When a young lady isn’t young

Dear Nicole,I am a woman in my fifties. I suspect that most people who look at me think, "She looks like she's in her...

Personal tour guide

Dear Nicole, I have an old friend who contacted me with the news that he and his family will be visiting the Vineyard, and they...

The moderators: The men and woman who run our town meetings

During the month of April, five Island towns will hold their annual town meetings; Aquinnah will hold its in May. To paraphrase former MVTimes...

Germ warfare

Dear Nicole,The other day I heard someone on the radio talking about all the germs there were in supermarkets, especially in the produce section....

Knit-fit

Dear Nicole,What is it with the knitting? Women take their knitting everywhere on this Island! I guess it's OK, but it seems kind of...

Livestock on the road

Dear Nicole:What do you do when you encounter loose livestock in the road and its owners are chasing it down? Do you get out...

Five Corners

Dear Nicole,Can we please have a moment, an hour, a day, without politics? I voted for Warren/Markey/Keating, who are ROCKING IT in D.C. That...

Dressing up and down

Dear Nicole,The Vineyard used to be known for how casually everyone dressed. It had a shoes-optional reputation. Hell, make that clothing-optional. Now it seems...

Trumpy daughter

Dear Nicole,I know people who voted for Donald Trump, but I admit I haven’t talked to them since the election. It’s easier for me...

What makes West Tisbury tick?

This past Saturday morning, West Tisbury residents and voters collected in the community room of the West Tisbury Public Library to learn about “What...

John Sundman illuminates the world of sci-fi

“People deprecate science fiction as being a literature of ideas. But so is ‘Moby Dick,’” said John Sundman, who will lead the next Islanders...

Thank-you gifts

Dear Nicole: 
I have a question about gift giving … for thank-you gifts, not Christmas. During a recent severe illness, I was helped out by...

Your smoke is in my car

Dear Nicole, It is early in the morning, and I am groggy and annoyed. I am sitting in my car in Vineyard Haven, waiting to...

Can you be more sensitive?

Dear Nicole,Most Vineyarders voted for Clinton, which means that many of us are feeling resigned, sad, or on the verge of a nervous breakdown....

Should I protest?

Dear Nicole,For us it's personal. Hillary Clinton is a Vineyard person, after all. It's not much of a consolation prize, but let's at least...