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Step up to the school committee – somebody has to do it

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All five seats on the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) committee will be up for election on the first Tuesday in November this year.

They’re home

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Writing the other day to a daughter, I recalled for her an occasion when my practices — long ago as a new, young parent — came into conflict with the seasoned practices of my own parents.

A high price for a modest contribution

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The May 7 announcement of a 15-year deal between Cape Wind and National Grid prices electricity created by wind turbines at 20.

‘Tis that season (shudder)

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The season of Vineyard disgruntlement is upon us.

Not in vain

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We forget.

Jammin’ together

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Some of you won't agree, naturally, but I think we've reached a tremulous equilibrium as regards online comments posted to mvtimes.

The drug business and the courts

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There is not the data one would need to conclude that the drug problem here is more severe today than it has historically been.

Real estate “” is it who we are?

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The news this morning is that the real estate market shows unmistakable signs of stabilizing.

The Dunn site belongs in the public domain

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Based upon the testimony so far, commercial developer Sam Dunn's plan to add business and residential spaces in what is now open space bordering on the Vineyard Haven arm of the Lagoon Pond will meet current regulatory standards.

Shoulder padding

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The director of an Island nonprofit with whom I meet every week looked out from his office window a month ago and surveyed a raw, drizzly, early-spring morning.

A perverse strategy

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Lots of Islanders have housing Odysseys to tell, and most are harrowing.

Haul-out

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I don't think there is an annual moment when one takes a week to make a personal assessment.

You’ve been alerted

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Shadbush delivers the news.

The vote’s in, but the jury’s out

Tisbury's town election stimulated voters.

We promise safe, regulated beer and wine sales

As we wind up the town meeting season and head into the ballot there is one vote that many will be coming out on Tuesday to cast.

Yes on beer and wine sales

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The debate rages unabated over whether Tisbury will allow sale of beer and wine with meals in restaurants.

It’s a matter of wait and see

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I've decided to do a lot more cursing than has been my habit.

Sweet dreams and planning

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Perhaps you've heard of the quants.

Connector road, redux

It's too soon to say mission accomplished, but the decision by Tisbury voters to proceed with planning and funding the so-called connector road between State Road and the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road is a smart one.