Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How we saved Martha’s Vineyard

It’s 2050. Or 2030. Or 2040. How did we save Martha’s Vineyard? We recently asked a few dozen Islanders to describe for us how we tackled all those issues facing us in 2020 — rising seas, diminishing housing options, food insecurity, traffic at Five Corners. We’ll feature more essays over the coming weeks. Happy New Year!

Martha’s Vineyard in 2040: A test case for the Green New...

On Dec. 12, 2019, physicist Philip Duffy, director of the Woods Hole Research Center, spoke to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission about “The Current State...

Six swift boats

Instead of all the big ferry issues we will increasingly have with dire climate change, how about six harbor spots around the Island where...

We moderated our use of alcohol and drugs 

2030I’m taking the Cross-Island tram to grab some fresh caught striped bass in Menemsha. With many roads down-Island occasionally washing out (at least until...

Let’s all celebrate the anniversary of our historic Vexit! 

What a difference it has made, since the Vineyard officially exited the United States and joined Canada. The free healthcare has been wonderful, as...

We finally beat the ticks

The Island finally succeeds in reducing the overabundance of deer and ticks and puts an end to the epidemic of tick-borne diseases.Significantly reducing the...

A rising tide lifts all ships

Ah, the year 2050. We’ve come a long way from 2020. Remember Trump? When I look out over the balcony of my rent-controlled Vineyard Haven...