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P’s and Q’s: Why can’t I be your caretaker?

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Please enjoy this encore column from Nicole Galland. Dear Nicole, I have a friend who has a very lovely home on the Vineyard in which she...

You’re wearing that?

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Please enjoy this encore column from Nicole Galland.   Dear Nicole, I recall a time around here when I could head out to a dinner party...

Ps and Qs: Don’t leave, please!

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Dear Nicole, It's March, we've been battered by the weather, and like so many of us on the Island, the ferries have Lyme disease. Tack...

P’s and Q’s: Nor’easter

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Dear Nicole, Another week, another nor'easter to look forward to. Among the issues that these nor'easters have wrought, I’d like to ask you about one...

Ps and Qs: But I don’t support your cause

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Dear Nicole, I have a friend who gets fired up about certain causes and issues, and tends to take it personally if someone takes an...

MV Ps & Qs: Checkout line

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Dear Nicole, We are formerly seasonal residents, now retired year-rounders who, for the first time in our lives, do our grocery shopping together. My husband...

Bedside Table: Nicole Galland

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First off, I have to fess up to owning an (early-generation) Kindle, which you can see poking out of the bottom of the pile;...

MV Ps & Qs: May I have a ride?

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Please enjoy this rerun of an older column. Nicole is on hiatus while she is finishing up a novel that is set, strangely enough,...

MV Ps & Qs: Paying the late plumber

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Dear Nicole, My plumber takes six months to send me a bill after the work is complete. Can I wait six months until I pay him? ...

Minding your MV P’s & Q’s: Secret Santa

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Dear Nicole, For as long as I can remember, my family has done Secret Santa. When we started we had a $10 limit, and now...

Minding your M.V. P’s & Q’s: Hydrangeas

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Dear Nicole, Some homeowners with gorgeous hydrangea bushes have gone for the winter. Is it OK for me to pinch some of the remaining hydrangeas...

But what about cell phones on the beach?!

Please enjoy this rerun of an older column. Nicole is on hiatus while she is finishing up a novel that is set, strangely enough,...

Lend them your ears

“Julius Caesar,” one of Shakespeare’s most-produced plays, has been a hot news topic these past few weeks. In case you missed it, here’s why:...

MV P’s & Q’s: Snubbed

Dear Nicole, There is someone I occasionally run into. We used to have nice chats, but now when I run into him, he all but...

School’s out, and Shark has taught his last class

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Dan Sharkovitz began his tenancy at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in the fall of 1979, along with my incoming high school class....

Minding Your MV P’s & Q’s: Year-round residents beaches

Dear Nicole, About those private beaches. I know there are town beaches for town residents, but don’t you think we should delegate one beach —...

Minding Your MV P’s & Q’s: When a young lady isn’t young

Dear Nicole, I am a woman in my fifties. I suspect that most people who look at me think, "She looks like she's in her...

Personal tour guide

Dear Nicole, I have an old friend who contacted me with the news that he and his family will be visiting the Vineyard, and they...

The moderators: The men and woman who run our town meetings

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During the month of April, five Island towns will hold their annual town meetings; Aquinnah will hold its in May. To paraphrase former MVTimes...

Germ warfare

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Dear Nicole, The other day I heard someone on the radio talking about all the germs there were in supermarkets, especially in the produce section....