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Bernie Holzer

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Bernie Holzer of West Tisbury, a Midwesterner who retired from a long oceangoing career as a merchant seaman to begin a 25-year second career...

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Market Improved in 2013

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But, upswing is slow, variable across market segments, and lacks conviction.

What Martha’s Vineyard is worth for tax purposes

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Almost without exception, since its founding in 1984, The Martha's Vineyard Times has published an annual list of Vineyard real property values (VPV), and...

Donald DeSorcy, R.I.P.

The common thing to do these days is to celebrate the widely known and often celebrated. A very few of these deserve to be...

Whaleship Charles W. Morgan arrives at Vineyard Haven

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The Vineyard, apart from shore whaling by Wampanoag Indians, lived on farming, shore fishing, and coastwise schooners passing north and south through Nantucket and Vineyard sounds. Its contributions to the 19th century heyday of American whaling were crewmen — Azorean sailors, Gay Head (Wampanoag) Indian harpooners, and Vineyard sailors, mates and captains. The Morgan's visit memorializes their vital places in her celebrated commercial history.

Charles W. Morgan in Vineyard waters

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Dispatch from onboard the whaleship Charles W. Morgan, 1:50 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2014: Most of the sails are set, but more are in waiting....

Islanders fill Ag Hall in memorial for Pat Gregory

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Hundreds of stricken Islanders, and especially West Tisbury residents whose civic debates Pat Gregory moderated for 23 years, gathered on Wednesday afternoon at the...

An accidental newspaper life

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Newspapers by nature are carried along daily in the bouillabaisse of human events: births, deaths, tragedies, triumphs, fire, flood, politics, arguments, crabbiness, euphoria. We are exposed to it all. It’s the job, and thanks to you — readers, customers, newsmakers, colleagues, neighbors, friends, critics — it has been a terrific job to have.

The windy 10-year war

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If you have been marveling at the other marathon, that is, the marathon, unanesthetized colonoscopy now being performed on the Stop & Shop project,...

Discrimination permitted here

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What is the paramount requirement for navigating the information age in which we live today? What is the irreducible minimum skill that our children...

At Large: Pinkletinks aren’t the only tells

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For you, it may be pinkletinks, or returning ospreys, or a brave crocus, but this year spring began in earnest when the snow stopped...

Irresistible April

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Our habit of centuries and of generations is to venerate the town meeting as the pure, raw essence of democratic self-government. But, we’ve been...

The justice system too often fails us

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Don’t miss the account this morning of the career of 31-year-old Matthew P. Tucci, who was arrested last week. Again. This time for dealing...

Medical marijuana trending now

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Statewide, voters, including especially eager Islanders, have embraced so-called medicinal marijuana sales. Voters nationally lean toward marijuana, whether gilded with a pseudo-health care attribute...

Well, this was a change of tune for online comments

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We have a winner. Commenters have declared without reservations, that the Pacheco family’s Reliable Market, on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs is the best...

Bowling alley is not MVC business

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Elsewhere on these Editorial and OpEd Pages this morning, the chairman of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC), under the pretext of defending his beleaguered...

Leaving home

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Friday afternoon, some significant segment of the Vineyard population, the majority of them teachers, parents, and children, all of whose desperation was palpable, left...

On quilters and weather weenies

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And that's that Roger Wey, the former Oak Bluffs selectman whose management of the financial affairs of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging is under...

Towns should claw back their depreciated prerogatives

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In the mid-1970s, when the ground rules for implementing the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s enabling legislation were being written, a general goal was to identify...

Willing suspension of disbelief

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Updated at 6:30 pm, February 6, 2014 Perhaps the window has closed for so-called medicinal marijuana for Martha's Vineyard. News this week that pot shops,...