A tremor of mixed excitement and dread swept the Vineyard on Sunday.

Two years ago I led the effort to save and preserve the Vineyard’s unique and iconic historic theatres.

I am writing this letter as a concerned part-time resident of Martha’s Vineyard and an attorney with experience in mass tort litigation.

I always believed that America’s greatest export was optimism. No country could rival our ability to dust ourselves off and start anew.

This time - his sister said these were his happiest times, just a few years living on Martha’s Vineyard.

In January after over 40 years with the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, I will be stepping down as its director.


Letters to the Editor

Let’s face it; if the character and beauty of this Island is its lifeblood, the second home industry is a form of incremental suicide.

The Nov. 25 Gazette carried an article announcing a new record for land bank revenues: $ 1.12 million in one week.

One need not have to look to our new Washington regime to witness discussions on second class citizens.