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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.

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.

Forward into the past

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For those of us who live and work here year-round, Labor Day is one of the most eagerly awaited holidays of the year.

Mysteries all – it’s been a multinational week

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If you wondered whether the world had its collective eye on Martha's Vineyard during the last 10 days or so, well, the truth is that there is no certain way to know.

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.

Heroic work and a teaching moment

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We look for heroes everywhere these days.

What happens when rates can’t rise?

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It's not easy being the Steamship Authority.

The schoolhouse beckons – for learners, it’s a matter of ardor, not mere facts

We haven't a lot of ceremony left in American life, alas, but commencements do go on, year after year, and in the grand tradition, with full, appropriate panoply, bringing together, as we see here today, people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and indeed of the world, to pay tribute to genuinely worthy accomplishment.

A perfect heart

Following is a reflection on the life of Patricia Neal, who died August 8, at her Edgartown home.

For philanthropy, it’s time to find a better way

Friday was Philanthropy Day on Martha's Vineyard.

‘Help me’ – the lonely endorsement writer appeals for guidance

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The flight of Congress to the hinterlands this month, to see whether what they have been told about the fiercely truculent mood of voters is true, coincides with the apex of the hurricane season.

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.

We face a ‘silver tsunami’ and its accompanying health care costs

It's no secret that the baby boomer generation has influenced this country in areas from pop culture to politics and the economy.

Yes, there are rules. And, there is discretion.

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I noticed a heartfelt cry for help among the posts to the online Letters to the Editor column this week.

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.