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Mirth, full of joy as summer bees, Sits there, its pleasures to impart, And children, ‘tween their parent’s knees, Sing scraps of carols o’er by heart. —John Clare
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Squibnocket Committee Presents Its Work; Reaction Is Upbeat
A recommendation for restoring the area around Squibnocket Beach was well received at a public meeting Thursday. The light-spirited gathering at the Chilmark Community Center stood in sharp contrast to the emotional annual town meeting in April.
5:07 pm, December 19, 2014
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Towns Slow to Set Tax Rates in Revaluation Year
With all six Island towns in a revaluation year for property assessments, tax rates have been slow to arrive this year. Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury all saw increases in total valuation.
5:37 pm, December 18, 2014
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Norman Bridwell, Creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dies at 86
Tributes and expressions of sympathy were heard around the country for the acclaimed illustrator and children’s author who delighted multiple generations with his books.
5:30 pm, December 18, 2014
Aquinnah Scrambles to Address Budget Shortfall
Facing an unexpected budget shortfall, Aquinnah town leaders will call a special town meeting early next month to decide how to balance the budget. Town officials have discovered a $101,564 deficit.
5:49 pm, December 18, 2014
Major Improvements Planned for Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road
An extensive plan to upgrade and resurface the 6.5-mile stretch of road that spans three towns has the backing of the joint transportation committee and funding from the state.
5:27 pm, December 18, 2014
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A Couple of Bulls Giving the Gift of Each Other
Mark Alan Lovewell
We've seen the world separately aboard trains, ships, sailboats, planes and from journeys in our youth. And these days my dad is my significant other.
Learning to Fly on Wings of His Vineyard Mentors
Celebrating a Life by Paying it Forward
Brazilian Fusion: Lunch and Friendship
Community Block Grants Shift According to Need
Winter Sports Leaps Out of the Gate
Birds in Song, Even Carols
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