Sunday, January 19, 2020

O.B. selectmen considered firing Rose

Updated Jan. 15Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen confirmed that Fire Chief John Rose was suspended without pay for 21 days after having “engaged in...

Three candidates seek SSA post

Updated Jan. 17Marc Hanover, the Vineyard’s longtime representative on the Steamship Authority board, is up for reappointment and has competition. The Dukes County commissioners...

Coyote spotted near Goodale’s pit

A live eastern coyote was filmed walking through the woods in Oak Bluffs near Goodale’s pit and the rotary, according to biologist Gus BenDavid.Speaking...

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How we saved Martha's Vineyard

It’s 2050. Or 2030. Or 2040. How did we save Martha’s Vineyard? We recently asked a few dozen Islanders to describe for us how we tackled all those issues facing us in 2020 — rising seas, diminishing housing options, food insecurity, traffic at Five Corners. We’ll feature more essays over the coming weeks. Happy New Year!

We adapted to climate change and sea level rise

It is late December 2050, and we on Martha’s Vineyard have seen so many changes over the past three decades! Back in 2020, I...

We averted an economic crisis by turning food waste into black...

Few foresaw the waste crisis that plagued Massachusetts in the 2030s. By 2029, global recycling markets had collapsed, and every Massachusetts landfill was closed....

Let’s all celebrate the anniversary of our historic Vexit! 

What a difference it has made, since the Vineyard officially exited the United States and joined Canada. The free healthcare has been wonderful, as...

We finally beat the ticks

The Island finally succeeds in reducing the overabundance of deer and ticks and puts an end to the epidemic of tick-borne diseases.Significantly reducing the...

A rising tide lifts all ships

Ah, the year 2050. We’ve come a long way from 2020. Remember Trump? When I look out over the balcony of my rent-controlled Vineyard Haven...

Martha’s Vineyard in 2040: A test case for the Green New...

On Dec. 12, 2019, physicist Philip Duffy, director of the Woods Hole Research Center, spoke to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission about “The Current State...

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