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A brand new hospital and a brand new health care landscape

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When you design, finance, and build a $40 million hospital, you might reasonably expect that the consequences of that effort will be the ones you intended.

Questions for law enforcement and the courts

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The record of Richard Morris's ins and outs — arrests, incarceration, bail, probation, release pending trial, re-arrest, bail reduction, bail revocation, etc.

The right decision

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Sheriff Mike McCormick made the right decision in December, just before Christmas, when he allowed Kelly McCarron to complete her imprisonment at home, wearing an ankle bracelet, rather than at the Barnstable House of Corrections, where she had served seven months of her one-year jail term for vehicular homicide (January 12,

Edgartown’s library odyssey lacks focus and suppleness

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As we've repeated often, this page favors libraries.

So far, very good for beer/wine sales in Tisbury

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The record of the first season of beer/wine licensing for Tisbury restaurants conforms to the expectations of most reasonable townspeople.

Bring on 2011

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2010 has been an awkward year, painful in human terms for many, in business terms for others.

To remember what’s lost and marvel at our good fortune

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What to make of a year like this one? It's been wearing, worrisome, and wildly contentious.

The school system alone cannot combat bullying effectively

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The Martha's Vineyard public schools have moved deliberately to develop and adopt policies that will combat bullying and cyber-bullying, in accord with requirements of a state law approved in May.

The question about the Martha’s Vineyard Commission

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That Edgartown will remove itself from the Martha's Vineyard Commission's (MVC) embrace is unlikely.

Here’s something Dukes County government could do

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The timid and nearsighted Dukes County Charter Study Commission did voters a disservice during their 18-month review of county government between 2006 and 2008.

In the tradition of gratitude

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Thanksgiving began in the fall of 1621, as a celebration of survival.

Perhaps it’s time to review the MVC enabling law

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For nearly two years, between 2006 and 2008, members of the Dukes County charter study commission probed and debated the state charter that enables county government as we know it.

It’s the voters’ job to decide what’s a nuisance

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The dirt bike noise debate in West Tisbury illustrates sharply some of the ill-fitting characteristics of growth and change.

Cops and kids, and the future

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Young people and police are often uneasy about one another.

Editor’s Note

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This morning's Editorial, including the editor's recommendations for voters making choices Tuesday in the state election, appears in the special Voter's Guide in this morning's print edition on pages 21-24, 38, 43 and online via a link at the top of the home page.

Editorial: Everything on the library table in Edgartown

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This page is relentlessly in favor of libraries.

A hearty yes to the fish pier

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Unless there is lurking somewhere a great white shark of an argument against constructing a fishing pier off the North Bluff shore of Oak Bluffs, the Martha's Vineyard Commission, considering the proposal as a development of regional impact (DRI), ought to approve enthusiastically.

Huffing and puffing continues – no time to let up

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We welcome the shift in the Patrick administration's wind energy development focus from state waters to federal waters.

Putting a municipal sewer system in its place

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Tisbury voters, led by the planning board and a variety of opponents of growth, chose to build a municipal sewer system in 2004 that was designed to do something a sewer system is not supposed to do — namely, control growth and change.
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