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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 chance to speak up about the cost of electricity

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The Cape Wind deal to sell the electric power that the planned Nantucket Sound wind farm may one day produce will certainly cost electricity end-users more than conventionally produced power.

A recipe for working together

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Last week in this space, I suggested that expansion of what is today a modest use of cooperative or regionalized services will be, as it has shown itself over decades to be, difficult.

This is no way to commence

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It is distressing to think that members of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Class of 2010 will commence their post-graduate lives Sunday in a spirit of controversy and division.

Regionalization is a people to people business

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Helping one another, at the family, social, and municipal levels, is understood and practiced, almost flawlessly, on Martha's Vineyard.

Real estate advertising feature added

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In support of the Island real estate industry and real estate advertisers, The Times has added a new feature to the paper's real estate classified advertising section.

Susan Mercier joins Vineyard Stories

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Susan Mercier, formerly of Edgartown Books, has joined Vineyard Stories as the market specialist for the Island book publishing company, according to Jan Pogue, owner of Vineyard Stories.

They’re home

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Writing the other day to a daughter, I recalled for her an occasion when my practices — long ago as a new, young parent — came into conflict with the seasoned practices of my own parents.

UMass study suggests regionalization of some services, in the interest of efficiency

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Real estate and other taxes paid by year-round and summer residents of the six Island towns support regional, municipal, and educational services to the tune of $68 million.

A high price for a modest contribution

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The May 7 announcement of a 15-year deal between Cape Wind and National Grid prices electricity created by wind turbines at 20.

‘Tis that season (shudder)

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The season of Vineyard disgruntlement is upon us.

Not in vain

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We forget.

Jammin’ together

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Some of you won't agree, naturally, but I think we've reached a tremulous equilibrium as regards online comments posted to mvtimes.

The drug business and the courts

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There is not the data one would need to conclude that the drug problem here is more severe today than it has historically been.

The Dunn site belongs in the public domain

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Based upon the testimony so far, commercial developer Sam Dunn's plan to add business and residential spaces in what is now open space bordering on the Vineyard Haven arm of the Lagoon Pond will meet current regulatory standards.

Real estate “” is it who we are?

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The news this morning is that the real estate market shows unmistakable signs of stabilizing.

Nelson Sigelman founded Boston kendo club

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Martha's Vineyard Times managing editor and fishing columnist Nelson Sigelman was the guest of honor at the Boston Kyokai 30th anniversary celebration and tournament held at the Wang YMCA in Boston May 1, 2.

Haul-out

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I don't think there is an annual moment when one takes a week to make a personal assessment.

A perverse strategy

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Lots of Islanders have housing Odysseys to tell, and most are harrowing.
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