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Change for the better

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August on the Vineyard is the peak season for the vehicular misery we endure for two months because relieving it involves a trade-off we're unwilling to make: changes to the Island road system that would damage the rural character of this place all year.

Housing gap

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Each July and August, the Island's leading nonprofits pack the calendar with the fundraising events that will make or break their budgets for another year.

Cultivating farmland

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One of the Island's great seasonal traditions, the West Tisbury Farmers' Market, opens for its 39th year this Saturday morning, June 8.

The unkindest cut

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There's been a lot of noise lately about how the federal budget sequestration has created backups at airports across the nation.

Island Community Chorus sings in spring

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The chorus performs twice this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, at the M.V. Regional High School Performing Arts Center.

The high cost of cheap

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West Tisbury just went through a $1.

Regional taxes and the MVC

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Computing the rate would be easy enough.

Margot Datz recreates an illusion in Old Whaling Church mural

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The story begins in 1840, when the wealthy whaling captains of Edgartown planned the grandest church ever built on the Island.

Housing affordability is only one of the Island’s issues

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Lately, the Martha's Vineyard Housing Needs Assessment Study Committee — don't worry, there's no acronym quiz later — has been batting around an early draft of the preliminary report prepared by their consultant, Karen Sonnarborg.

Maples, monocultures, and arboreal courage

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West Tisbury has had a spirited conversation this fall about the trees around the parking lot between the Howes House, the Field Gallery and the new public library.

Island Community Chorus takes the stage

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This weekend, the Island Community Chorus will sing compositions in Latin, German, Hebrew, and English at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

The art of regionalism

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Being called to a marathon government meeting of representatives from the six Island towns might sound like a fitting punishment for something you did that wasn't terribly nice.

Scalable solution

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Consultant Karen Sunnarborg is at work now preparing an Island housing needs assessment, a much-needed update to the reports prepared in 2001 and 2005 for the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Change, from the grassroots

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The school year that begins today across the Island is one of important firsts for public education here.

The view from the saddle

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The Vineyard, with its bike-friendly scale, has tantalizing possibilities as a model community for encouraging alternatives to the automobile.

Summer Institute returns with a stellar lineup

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This year's Summer Institute presents eight Sunday evening movies and seven speakers from the front lines of politics and economics, beginning July 5.

Island Community Chorus sings at Tabernacle

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The concert promises a mix of music familiar & new, patriotic & just plain fun – from Gilbert & Sullivan to Irish folksongs and even a gospel number.

Happy trails

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Last month, after my column on the Vineyard Transit Authority was published here, I was struck by the vehemence of one online poster who lambasted our regional bus service as a source of traffic congestion and air pollution and an assault on American free enterprise.

Martha’s Vineyard Minnesingers celebrate 45th anniversary

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"Saints & Sinners:" It's the perfect title for the 45th anniversary program of the Minnesingers, this Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.