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Fall foliage funk

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

Cops and kids, and the future

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Young people and police are often uneasy about one another.

A very fine October day

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

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.

Picking up the tattered threads of one of our squabbles

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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

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This page is relentlessly in favor of libraries.

Fair to offer immigrant services

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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

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Rushing water surrounds Pasque Island.

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.

You could look it up

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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

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

Is wind energy the future?

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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.

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.

Evening watch

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Even on summer evenings I didn't often linger outside.

Toward a less brutal debate, or are we indeed what we think we are?

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Admit it, the heart swells with self-satisfaction and contentment at the thought that ours is a community in which the milk of human kindness and sympathetic understanding courses like hurricane floodwaters along each and every potholed dirt road? What a remarkable place to live.

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.

Poor us, or maybe not

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You've seen the "Poor Martha" bumper sticker.

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.

Some breezy advice

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Here is some advice about hurricane preparedness.