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Edgartown: School days

School is open, and it’s like we haven’t missed a beat. Or so it seems. Every year takes a little getting used to, but...

Edgartown: A collective sigh

Ah, Labor Day. I think I heard the Island community take a collective sigh tonight, as our little spit of sand rose up a...

Edgartown: Life is starting to slow down

Island life is starting to slow down, and Labor Day is upon us. What do you think? Was it busier than usual, quieter than...

Edgartown: What a week

What a week. I’m exhausted. Last night I came home from Built on Stilts, did a little homework, and then “closed my eyes for...

Edgartown: A big week for the Island

Did you take part in Beach Road Weekend this weekend? I’m seeing mostly positive reviews of the concert itself, with a few grumbles thrown...

Edgartown: How did we get to this place?

I am struggling tonight to find words for a column. My heart and my head are in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The...

Edgartown: Writer’s block

Writer’s block. Those are two scary words to utter. I’ve recently begun working on another master’s degree, and honestly, between discussions in two classes,...

Edgartown: Widen the net

As I write this, there is a promise of a cold front coming through to break the overwhelming heat and humidity of the weekend....

Edgartown: Time flies

Here we are in mid-July. How did that happen? Time flies too quickly in these glorious summer days. The weather had been incredible. There’s...

Edgartown: Through a tourist’s eyes

Well, we certainly were a busy little Island last week, weren’t we? I suppose I’ve seen busier Fourth of July weeks, maybe back in...

Edgartown: Have a fun filled Fourth

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, our deadlines for news this week were early. My apologies if your news didn't make it in....

Edgartown: Crazy weather, crazy traffic

The Island is definitely winding up for summer, isn’t it? Crazy weather, crazy traffic, lots of unfamiliar faces, bikes, runners, and the dreaded mopeds...

Edgartown: Changing of the guard

I hope folks were able to enjoy Father’s Day this weekend. I went out and spent some time with Pop. Last week was so...

Edgartown: Endings bring new beginnings

I’m sitting down to write tonight after scrolling through so many pictures of the high school graduation today. What a beautiful day for the...

Edgartown: It’s wonderful to be home

The Edgartown eighth grade had a hugely successful and fun trip to Washington, D.C., last week. We took in museums, memorials, a play, and...

Edgartown: A bit of beach time

What a glorious weekend it has been thus far. Although I am, like everyone else that survives full-time life on M.V., crazy busy this...

Edgartown: Who will get the first swim of the year in?

Work was busy this past Friday night at Copper Wok. And there are lots of people roaming around the streets of our towns. It’s...

Edgartown: A little bit of magic

I’m beginning to lose my sense of humor. Between the ever-present rain, the chillier than normal temperatures, and the lasting discomfort following my shoulder...

Edgartown: Time to turn off the heat

Uncle! I surrender to Mother Nature. Enough rain already. We need sunshine and warmth. And based on the memes I’ve been seeing across social...

Edgartown: Paint the town Pink & Green

I think that I may not have been specific enough in my wishes for warmer temperatures and spring weather. This April certainly has brought...