The new year is here, and with it the countdown to the presidential inauguration and a new and uncertain direction for the country.

The nation and the world seemed to be caught up in continual strife, conflict and despair that never let up.

The whole thing is that when a new year begins, we all seem to have another chance.

“Have you ever lived on an island?” I poured the rum, dealt the cards and pondered the question.

An edited selection from Gazette nature editorials.

Christmas day saw the first observance of on the Vineyard of the Jewish feast of lights, or Chanukah.


Letters to the Editor

To all who showered our family with love and compassion, we thank you.

It’s a sad story but better late than never, should be told.

We believe that any dog that is not a friendly dog should be on a leash.