Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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Not the Thanksgiving Day it always was

This will be the first Thanksgiving I will not sit crammed between a cousin, nephew, or brother whose elbows dig into my ribs each time they take a bite.

Perhaps it’s time to review the MVC enabling law

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.

The old heave-ho is no ho-ho-ho

We've been putting things in boxes, looking through the debris collected during a couple of decades and four kids.

Trained by the birds

Birds have been my best teachers lately.

Getting the Patriots to play better

I wonder if the Patriots would have looked so bad Sunday, if you couldn't see them.

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

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

Full disclosure, and a tax satisfaction index

A patron stopped at the Edgartown Library desk last Wednesday and asked when The Martha's Vineyard Times planned to publish its annual property tax listings.

Fall foliage funk

If you are one of those who look, and sometimes find, a silver lining, I challenge you.

Cops and kids, and the future

Young people and police are often uneasy about one another.

A very fine October day

Begin with a bit of regret, because after all, oncoming winter will not wait.

Editor’s Note

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.

Picking up the tattered threads of one of our squabbles

The story of the fish pier proposal, now under Martha's Vineyard Commission review as a development of regional impact, offers lessons in the uncertain value of public debate.

Editorial: Everything on the library table in Edgartown

This page is relentlessly in favor of libraries.

Fair to offer immigrant services

What Every Immigrant Needs to Know, hosted by the Martha's Vineyard Council for Young Children, is an informational fair with various providers offering services all should know about.

Traveling ancient ocean pathways

Rushing water surrounds Pasque Island.

A hearty yes to the fish pier

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.

You could look it up

Back in December of last year, a lively online discussion was sparked when this newspaper reported that Edgartown voters would be asked, at our 2010 annual town meeting, to borrow $4 million to build a new public library.

Huffing and puffing continues – no time to let up

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

Is wind energy the future?

The unalloyed partisans on each end of the Horseshoe Shoals wind farm debate have little to offer the rest of us who must find a way to evaluate this impressive proposal.