Essay: You don’t pull the ladder up

Updated Thursday, March 23, 12:48 pm* I had the opportunity to attend, for the first time, the largest parade in the country*, the New York...

Editorial: Don’t let up on housing

Along with healthcare, education, and freedom from fear, the adequate supply of housing for all of our neighbors is a fundamental and high priority...

Essay: The president, the states, and the Vineyard

Writing in the Atlantic last September, journalist Selena Zito, who has worked for several Republican presidents and state officials, wrote this about candidate Donald...

Editorial: Turf wars

A long and impassioned Island debate has swirled around the regional high school committee’s proposal, nearing a scheduled May 11 hearing date at the...

Editorial: Failing emergency services

Island experience with “Niko,” the February blizzard, was mixed. Reasonably early warning helped, and snow removal seemed to go well across the Island. But...

Editorial: Oak Bluffs warrant

Town meetings are organized around warrants. The warrants can be obscure and exhausting for all but hardcore town government junkies. The dozens of warrant...

Editorial: Fragile social contract

We Vineyarders are a privileged lot. It’s not a matter of wealth, nor even of abundant natural treasures, and we’re no less subject to...

Essay: Immigration bullying in our schools

At the most recent We Stand Together/Estamos Todos Juntos meeting this past Sunday, Superintendent Matthew D’Andrea was confronted, apparently for the first time, with...

Editorial: Blizzard communication

The blizzard last Thursday was brief but fierce, with high winds and cold temperatures outpacing the snowfall itself. By all reports, snowplows bested the...

Editorial: Suboxone: No stigma

The Martha’s Vineyard community remains locked in a struggle to reduce the prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD), which is for far too many...

Essay: Specific workforce training for early- and mid-career Islanders

On Dec. 29, The MV Times posed the question, "What are your wildest dreams for Martha’s Vineyard in the next 25 years?" Respondents offered ideas to...

Essay: Executive power, national security, and the Trump administration

President Trump has signed several highly controversial executive orders. Three involve foreign policy and national security: the construction of a wall between the United...

Editorial: Housing and problem-solving

Watershed moments in major public planning projects (read: projects requiring change and/or money) usually turn out to be overblown and disappointing. We often imagine...

Editorial: Online comments

The Martha’s Vineyard Times is launching a major review and overhaul of our online comment feature. The first step in our process was an...

Essay: On immigration

In the past few weeks, the news on Martha’s Vineyard has included references to town warrant articles that will ask residents to vote on...

Editorial: Vineyarders on the march

As is so often the case when social justice and equity become the enemies of political plutocrats and opportunists, the burden of 2017-brand Trumpian...

Editorial: Despair nationally, act locally

Against the backdrop of dark invocations and graceless sound bites swirling around Donald Trump’s Inauguration and his administration’s clumsy and antagonistic assumption of the...

Essay: What democracy looks like

I met a woman named Ceallaigh Pender, who from head to toe was dressed as a vagina, at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.,...

Editorial: The case for the causeway

Chilmark should vote to amend its wetland zoning bylaw to allow an elevated causeway over a wetland from Squibnocket Road to the Squibnocket Farm...

Editorial: Crisis commands collaboration

It all started with a phone call. Last spring, as overdose fatalities on the Island continued to mount, West Tisbury Police Chief Dan Rossi called...