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Forty years ago my father, Island artist Stan Murphy, was commissioned to paint a portrait of our country’s first black cabinet member, Dr....
I turned 21 in 1968, the first year I had the chance to vote. With an anti-Roosevelt Republican father and a liberal leaning Democratic...
On cold, clear winter Vineyard days, I have trouble staying indoors. I am always tempted to set off for a walk in the woods or along a beach...
The new tax bills for Tisbury Great Pond properties were a shocker all right. The camp that I co-own with my three siblings, as the Sturgis...
Cases in Point The recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in an esoteric Norwell case — a case that relied heavily on an...
Shrinking Island Schools Growing communities traditionally have meant growing schools, both for the number of students attending them and...
On Being Black From the Vineyard Gazette editions of January, 1983:
Subprime Lending in West Tisbury Fallout from the many-headed monster otherwise known as the subprime mortgage crisis certainly seems to...
A Place for Planning More than thirty five years ago, an engineering firm looked at the six towns on the Vineyard and envisioned a possible...

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