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Plunging into the new year to honor a friend

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For more than 15 years, John Moffett has been jumping into the freezing cold water of Edgartown Harbor to kick off the new year...

A fetid problem surfaces in Edgartown

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  Repeated blackwater discharge onto the lawn of a house on 13th Street North in Edgartown has forced the board of health to hire a...

First month of MVC traffic data is in

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has recorded one month worth of data after installing six permanent traffic counters across the Island. Traffic volume sites topping the...

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

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

The Food Pantry becomes less relevant

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The 2020’s will be a banner decade for food equity and community development here on Martha's Vineyard. While our ability to serve Islanders in...

Martha’s Vineyard’s women take over

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It is the year 2050, and the sons we mothers nurtured and raised have accepted the intelligence of women; they listen to us and...

Vineyarders plunge into the New Year

  Forty racers braved the cold and wind at this year’s Freezin’ for a Reason 5k and Polar Plunge to benefit veterans and the West...

We finally beat the ticks

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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

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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 Deal

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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...

We found a way to fix housing

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If you’d asked me 30 years ago if I’d still be here today, I probably would have dismissed the thought. Yet here it is...

We moderated our use of alcohol and drugs 

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2030 I’m taking the Cross-Island tram to grab some fresh caught striped bass in Menemsha. With many roads down-Island occasionally washing out (at least until...

Photos: Ringing in 2020

Two New Year’s Eve parties drew Islanders to Oak Bluffs to ring in 2020. Joanne Cassidy and Mike Benjamin and their big band performed...

Six swift boats

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Instead of all the big ferry issues we will increasingly have with dire climate change, how about six harbor spots around the Island where...
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