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Will Martha’s Vineyard continue to ignore the future?

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One year ago, this newspaper published my photo essay on the sad condition of the Island’s neglected bike and pedestrian paths, most of which...

Let’s keep things impersonal

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The adult and child walking in front of me were complete strangers, people I had never seen before. The man, who looked to be...

Let students make the rules

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We’re well into August now, and Island teachers are feeling the familiar dread and excitement of a new school year. I suggest that educators...

My white privilege

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“Walt, I think you missed our turn. Weren’t we supposed to turn left back there?” “Shoot, you’re right. I’ll find a place to turn around.” “Well,...

The Island’s bike paths on the road to ruin

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The internet loves Martha’s Vineyard’s 44 miles of bike paths! “Martha’s Vineyard is truly a cyclist's paradise.”  “What's unique about biking on Martha's Vineyard is that...

Outrage fatigue

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Recently a neighbor of mine asked how I was doing. Sighing, I responded, “I think I have COVID fatigue. The months and months of...

An Island emergency: Not enough bike helmets!

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Martha’s Vineyard is suffering from a critical shortage of bike helmets, a situation that is nothing short of life-threatening. According to my own painstaking...

Journalist integrity, thy name is Fox!

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The George Foster Peabody Award is broadcasting’s highest honor, and so, when the Peabody Committee announced the creation of a Peabody Award for Journalistic...

‘You knew … and still my boy is dead’

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In Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1975 horror film “Jaws,” a drama teacher named Lee Fierro plays the mother whose son was killed by the shark....

Real grownups also wear helmets

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Fortunately for me, I was wearing a good bike helmet when a pickup truck ran me off the road early one morning in July....