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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.

It’s time to rethink this whole business of wind turbines, land-based or at sea

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It is modestly encouraging to learn, as we do this week, that Massachusetts and Rhode Island are conspiring over big time wind energy development in federal waters off the coasts of the two states.

A good collar, but too many misses

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It is with great relief that we learn that Oak Bluffs police have captured and charged the man who is alleged to have repeatedly peered into houses in Oak Bluffs and in some cases entered the houses and assaulted the sleeping women who lived there.

Good show, Islanders “” coordinated emergency management, not so much

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Vineyarders were very well prepared for hurricane Earl, even though, in the deepest sense, he promised to be the worst sort of guest.

Jobs and work, and the difference between them

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Americans celebrated Labor Day for the first time on September 5, 1882, in New York City.

What happens when rates can’t rise?

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It's not easy being the Steamship Authority.

Town-tribe relations may need to add a kind of Bill of Rights

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In December 2004, the state Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is subject to local enforcement of zoning regulations with respect to the construction of a small shed on the so-called Cook Lands.

Wind energy is a bad bargain

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Besides fearlessness — Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker appeared Sunday evening in the unforgiving Democrat precincts of Chilmark — Mr.

A daunting task, but developing safe cycling routes is essential

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The sad death on July 6 of a bicyclist on State Road in Vineyard Haven has spurred discussion and some action on bicycle safety and the need for well-planned routes for bikes, and indeed for walkers, strollers, in-line skaters, baby-carriage pushers, dog walkers, etc.

Housing for those whose options are few

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The West Tisbury selectmen have agreed to award three lots in Bailey Park to Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard (HFHMV).

Edgartown

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I'd love to know how everyone's gardens are doing.

What’s the deal on electricity costs?

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Cape Light Compact promises a reduced rate for electricity from now through January 2011, nine percent lower than what we've been paying during the first half of the year.

Smart energy thinking is blown away by wind power enthusiasm

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If you are one of those who favor a clean, plentiful, growing, cheap supply of energy to support the growth of the American economy — and, naturally enough, its many subdivisions, including this tiny, remote (but not remote enough) outpost we call home — you cannot but despair.

The regulators have their data, fishermen need their own – and a plan

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The ferment in the fishing community, in reaction to threats to the industry's health and to the internal contraction among participants and within markets, began several years ago and began accelerating recently.

It’s our birthday. Look up with a smile.

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As a nation, we grouse too much.