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We know we’re good for them

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You may remember that back in mid-summer 2002, we were all just sitting on the back porches of our lavish Martha's Vineyard estates, stunned and hurt by the mocking words of then President George W.

What’s the deal on electricity costs?

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Cape Light Compact promises a reduced rate for electricity from now through January 2011, nine percent lower than what we've been paying during the first half of the year.

All I ask is a Smootch to do my yachting on

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Smootch is the meticulously kept, luxuriously appointed white motor yacht moored to the face of the nearby marina's dock.

SSA sets budget guides for 2011, and the winter/spring schedules

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Steamship Authority (SSA) members, anticipating a draft calendar 2011 budget in September and a final version in October, agreed on a set of budget policy guides, including a willingness to make "schedule modifications and trip consolidations .

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"The fact that there has not been a horrendous accident there is a minor miracle.

Safety measures likely for Old County-State Road intersection

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West Tisbury appears likely to get state permission to install lane delineators — collapsible brightly colored posts — on the centerline of State Road approaching its intersection with Old County Road.

A treasure hunt, but no treasure

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We have four children, all adults or on the cusp of adulthood.

Year’s midpoint finds SSA stats holding their own

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For the first half of 2010, Vineyard traffic on SSA vessels is up nicely, and Nantucket traffic, except freight (trucks) is flat, compared to figures for the first half of 2009.

Alabama returns home after unscheduled stop in the Mystic River

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The Vineyard Haven schooner Alabama, Capt.

VNA opens a capital campaign

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The Vineyard Nursing Association has begun a capital campaign to fund the purchase of the building that houses its office, off State Road in Vineyard Haven.

Smart energy thinking is blown away by wind power enthusiasm

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If you are one of those who favor a clean, plentiful, growing, cheap supply of energy to support the growth of the American economy — and, naturally enough, its many subdivisions, including this tiny, remote (but not remote enough) outpost we call home — you cannot but despair.

Nantucket travel lags the Vineyard in first five months

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Steamship Authority traffic through the first five months of the year was up between Woods Hole and the Vineyard and flat or down for Nantucket-Hyannis travel.

Island soldiers overseas need your generous help

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The effort continues to support Island soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere.

You’ve got to do better, or bugger off

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Boring and numbingly repetitive, not to mention often vile, intemperate, and pointless.

The regulators have their data, fishermen need their own – and a plan

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The ferment in the fishing community, in reaction to threats to the industry's health and to the internal contraction among participants and within markets, began several years ago and began accelerating recently.

It’s our birthday. Look up with a smile.

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As a nation, we grouse too much.

From the corner where I tossed them

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Publishers send us dozens of books each year.

Court orders Peter Martell reinstated and reimbursed by Oak Bluffs

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A Dukes County Superior Court judge sided with dismissed Oak Bluffs fire investigator Peter Martell and ordered him reinstated, and awarded the 37-year department veteran damages and attorney's fees.

A good idea is what you make of it

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In his May report to the Tisbury selectmen, Robert Wasserman's Strategic Policy Partnership outlines the steps to be taken if Tisbury and Oak Bluffs elect to merge their police forces.
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