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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.

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.

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.

‘Tis that season (shudder)

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The season of Vineyard disgruntlement is upon us.

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.

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.

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.

You’ve been alerted

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Shadbush delivers the news.

It’s a matter of wait and see

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I've decided to do a lot more cursing than has been my habit.

Sweet dreams and planning

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Perhaps you've heard of the quants.

How do you know?

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The young woman said she mistrusted what the media do.

Spring whispers

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A small gale slams against the slider and, bending the old, weakened aluminum frame in an arc, finds its unruly way into my room.

Shelter

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You may be surprised to learn that enlarged housing opportunities do not necessarily follow from the creation of more houses. Good jobs are important too. Indeed, good jobs and increasing household incomes underpin home...

The love doctor is in and online

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If you're an Islander, young or old, looking for love in all of the few available places and unsuccessful, the Internet has you covered. If you've been to one potluck after another, till you...

Nothing Smart about it

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Nowadays, it's all about mileage and doing the right thing. When I was a kid, it was all about style, or at least our dim, dumb sense of style. Kids hankered after GTOs, Vettes,...

Clumsy and costly

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There is no apparent link between the Steamship Authority's demand that Ralph Packer's Tisbury Towing get a license to transport freight to and from Martha's Vineyard with its tugs and barges and the boatline's...

Gotta shop

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Until a few years ago, we worried that Islanders had got into the habit of shopping at the Hyannis Mall or BJs or the other mainland big box stores, especially for Christmas. Supporting this...

Change on the way

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In the bowels of The Martha's Vineyard Times' techno center, things are humming. Change is on the way at mvtimes.com. In the nearly two decades that the newspaper has published a web site, it's...