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Time to find a better solution

We doubt the homeless problem on Martha’s Vineyard is going away anytime soon. The lack of affordable housing and rental apartments has been well-documented in recent years, and even with a Housing Bank, this...

Old is not historic

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission misfired when it decided to say no to the demolition of 43 Look St. in Vineyard Haven. The house is old, built circa 1900, but in no way can anyone point...

Too many cooks

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School building committee is likely to be unwieldy with 25 members. While we understand the reasoning behind the committee size, we worry that it’s going to become difficult for the...

Let there be lights

Watching the video of a man being struck by a Vineyard Transit Authority bus is jarring to see. We were pleased to learn that Skip Bailey was out of the hospital within a couple...

No question how to vote

There are two ballot questions on the Nov. 8 ballot that are specific to voters in Tisbury, and another for Oak Bluffs, and one of the four statewide ballot questions has some specific interest...

Galibois for DA

When you go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, you’ll be asked to cast ballots on a lot of races, from governor to congressman to county commissioners.  It could be easy to overlook one...

Bad form by the church

We were disappointed to learn that Joe Capobianco, whose food distribution program we’ve featured on several occasions, was recently terminated by Good Shepherd Parish. The church, of course, its pastor, and the Diocese of Fall...

Review is an important step

In the military, an after-action review (AAR) is an essential part of training. After a session is over, commanding officers — with the assistance of those involved in the training — assess how things went....

Harvesting our thoughts

It’s autumn, and while we’re enjoying the cooler, drier air, we’re also ready to harvest a few thoughts on things in the news. First, the Steamship Authority budget for 2023 and the coinciding rate hikes...

Pull the plug

It remains an embarrassment for the Island that the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee is suing the Oak Bluffs planning board over the board’s decision to reject a special permit that would have...

Where are you?

Updated Sept. 29  At one point, we actually counted the number of tweets by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, targeting Martha’s Vineyard, and it was 62 — or about 60 more tweets than he wrote to...

Vineyard pride

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We saw the worst of humanity. We saw the best of humanity. The 50 migrants and refugees from Venezuela were on Martha’s Vineyard for just about 40 hours, but in that time we saw — once...

Are we invested in county government?

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With the recent primary election, it seems an opportune time to reflect and raise questions about where we are and where we are headed. Let’s start with the Dukes County Sheriff. Given the state of...

Don’t fall for sportswashing

As journalists, we are biased when it comes to LIV Golf, and make no apologies for it. If you’re not familiar with LIV Golf, it’s a professional golf tour that’s being financed by the Saudi...

Get ready to vote

We know you’re still basking in the glow of another successful summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Some of our favorite traditions were back in full swing, with no restrictions — the Oak Bluffs fireworks, the Ag...

Unthinkable grief

It’s every parent’s nightmare. You send your young adult children off into the world, and then receive the worst possible news. Our heart aches for the parents of Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin, the Jamaican nationals...

Put it to a vote

Let’s just be clear about something up front — the Tisbury School committee, select board, and building committee are not responsible for inflation and supply chain issues that are driving up the cost of the...

Be open to change

We’re in the midst of a housing crisis that’s exacerbated a worker shortage on the Island. So inevitably needed off-Island workers need to commute and thus match up work and ferry schedules. A crisis...

Back to zen

Islanders love yoga. Hot yoga. Vinyasa yoga. Restorative yoga. Goat yoga. Llama yoga. We have it all. Yoga is known to increase flexibility, improve muscle strength, help maintain a balanced metabolism, good for cardio...

Cancel the threat

We really wanted to sit this one out. About two weeks ago, a reader tweeted at us about Alan Dershowitz’s appearance on Newsmax, where he claimed he was being “canceled” on the Vineyard. It felt...