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Piercing the Past, Herb Slater Stood Ready at the Helm
Herbert Slater, who died last week, was one of a dwindling group of men who took part in the now largely forgotten harpoon fishery that made Menemsha...
4:24 pm, November 26, 2014
When the Main Course Was Testosterone
Thanksgiving when I was growing up always meant a different assortment of extended family members congregating at different homes, with no...
4:17 pm, November 26, 2014
Story of Cod Shows How Outcome of Overfishing Can Be Final
Mark Alan Lovewell
Vineyard fishermen no longer pursue cod in these waters. The fishing boats plying these waters left years ago. Cod are gone.
4:11 pm, November 26, 2014
Held Aloft by Hope, Grounded in Thanks
I really think that fall’s colors were more brilliant this year, the reds and yellows much happier against the deep blue skies. Maybe they seemed...
4:06 pm, November 26, 2014
Back When Coach Herman Was a Freshman
The following was excerpted from an article written on Nov. 18, 1988 by Gazette reporter Mike Kolleth just before Coach Donald Herman’s first Island...
5:46 pm, November 20, 2014
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Good Night Sweet King of Kings
Nancy Slonim Aronie
One of the questions I have dreaded for the last four years is, “Do you have kids?”
5:41 pm, November 20, 2014
Sand Mining Discussion Needs All Voices
Beyond the economic forces and aesthetic values that will drive interest in restoring eroding beaches at any cost, there is also a serious...
5:24 pm, November 20, 2014
End of Apple Era Presses on the Heart
Naches Heights in the Yakima Valley is just east of the Cascade Mountains, the part of Washington state where the lush green of the mountains gives...
5:06 pm, November 13, 2014
Cranberry Harvest is Local Success Story
On Halloween morning, Carol Magee, the executive director of the Vineyard Open Land Foundation, gave me my first lesson in cranberry sorting.
4:56 pm, November 13, 2014
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