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Thanks, and the work continues

The volunteers of the Martha's Vineyard Fish Farm for Haiti Project thank all those who have donated financially and materially to our Earthquake Relief efforts.

Her safe haven

Following immediately on the heels of Penelope Dickens' heartbreaking and tragic death on March 8 came an extraordinary outpouring of support from her Island friends and the entire Island community.

Time to reassess on housing

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This page does not share the views of those who have imputed the vilest motives to leaders of the private nonprofit housing groups, whose efforts have been weakened so badly during the past five months.

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.

The best ideas

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After six weeks of hour-long conversations about the Island Plan, presented this February and March at the Edgartown Library, I come away with two central thoughts.

Water quality

I find that Tisbury water is the best flavored water on the Island, and even on the other side.

An unexpected winter visitor

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On Sunday morning two weeks ago there was a fluffy orange mound huddled in the tray of my birdfeeder. I thought I had eaten too much French toast and syrup. Was this a Baltimore...

The high price of affordability

The provision of needed affordable housing on Martha's Vineyard has become exclusively the responsibility of a series of public-private partnerships. Zoning and development rules prevent the market from contributing much, if at all. Taxpayers contribute,...

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...

Medicare cuts will harm many providers

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The current debate in Washington isn't solely about the grand goal of expanding access to health insurance. It has turned into a spar about spending and controlling costs in the federal Medicare program. For...

Republican Scott Brown

Tuesday's special election to fill the Senate seat that is vacant because of the death of Edward M. Kennedy is an opportunity for Massachusetts voters, including us Vineyarders, to strike a blow for political...

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...

Not the last word

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Since early November, I've been working freelance for the Martha's Vineyard Commission to copy-edit and wrestle onto pages the final, printed version of the Island Plan. I note this at the outset so that...

Illusions, reality, and business

That there is an agricultural aura surrounding Morning Glory Farm and a bedrock, founding fathers, even 19th century ethos attached to the preaching of Jim Athearn in his community planner role should have no...

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,...
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