Saturday, February 24, 2024
Home Opinion Page 69


Forward into the past

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

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

Americans celebrated Labor Day for the first time on September 5, 1882, in New York City.

What happens when rates can’t rise?

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.

Heroic work and a teaching moment

We look for heroes everywhere these days.

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

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

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.

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

Besides fearlessness — Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker appeared Sunday evening in the unforgiving Democrat precincts of Chilmark — Mr.

The view from Room 214

War, said the wag, is how Americans learn geography.

Besides death and taxes, here’s what you can count on

"Announcements come daily of companies cutting back on spending and payrolls, from struggling start-ups to industry stalwarts like Intel and I.

A daunting task, but developing safe cycling routes is essential

The sad death on July 6 of a bicyclist on State Road in Vineyard Haven has spurred discussion and some action on bicycle safety and the need for well-planned routes for bikes, and indeed for walkers, strollers, in-line skaters, baby-carriage pushers, dog walkers, etc.

We know we’re good for them

You may remember that back in mid-summer 2002, we were all just sitting on the back porches of our lavish Martha's Vineyard estates, stunned and hurt by the mocking words of then President George W.

Housing for those whose options are few

The West Tisbury selectmen have agreed to award three lots in Bailey Park to Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard (HFHMV).

Toward a framework for Martha’s Vineyard wind energy regulation

In the coming year the Vineyard and Gosnold communities will be deciding what kind of wind energy development we want, both on land and offshore in state and federal waters.

What’s the deal on electricity costs?

Cape Light Compact promises a reduced rate for electricity from now through January 2011, nine percent lower than what we've been paying during the first half of the year.