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

In response to question in The MV Times (Dec. 29, New Year’s Essays), What are your wildest dreams for Martha’s Vineyard in the next...

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...

Essay: Marches and milestones

  The author plans to attend one of the Jan. 21 Million Women Marches. The MVTimes reports in this issue on Vineyarders who will be...

Esther writes from the year 2035

By Patricia Moore My name is Esther. The year is 2035, I’m 80 years old — and like lots of Vineyard residents these days, I...

Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living looks back and to the future

By Leslie Clapp It was wonderful to read the “Vineyard dreams” essays submitted by various organizations and individuals in the Dec. 29 issue of the...

Editorial: A selectman as MVC commissioner: Not so surprising after all

As we reported in last week’s Times (Oak Bluffs selectmen appoint selectman Gail Barmakian to the MVC, Dec. 29), the appointment of a selectman...

Essay: Climate change, the Vineyard environment, and the president

Supporters of Donald Trump wanted a president who could “shake up the system.” Given the president-elect’s proposed cabinet choices and advisors, we can expect...

My dream for Island health care

Instead of being worried about losing access to the health-coverage expansions that resulted from the Affordable Care Act, my vision for 2017 and beyond...

We can have both affordable housing and land conservation

  Affordable housing has been part of the Land Bank’s planning since 1989, when it first adopted a housing policy. As a result, the Land...

The Vineyard comes together to support kids

  For many years the Vineyard had a void in service to our young people. We have seen a major shift in awareness from this...