Quiet Island The Island in winter is often a calm affair. But during this first week of March it has downshifted to a gear slower than...

Heeding the Call From Gazette editions of March, 1936: After five weeks’ delay, the schooner Alice Wentworth, Cap’n Zeb Tilton,...

runners

It’s called the MV 20 Miler and it was started 14 years ago by Bill Brown as an opportunity for runners to tune up for marathons and — no...

dandelions

Dandelion Gone to Seed A sphere of silvery transparency, at the top of a silvery stem. Perfect in its static death. But the...

I had to get my hair done. After six months on the Vineyard, serious hair repair was going to be necessary to get my flaxen mane back on...

The Sound of Shared Purpose Last week’s Gazette carried a story about marine scientist Jesse Ausubel. Near the end of the piece there...

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Letters to the Editor

The situation in Syria is indeed very troubling. I can understand why President Obama first hesitated to send even light weapons to aid the rebels...

I hope the giant utility poles springing up around the Island are not a fait accompli. It seems we are going to have to bury our power lines at some...

This is for the young cowboy who drives eastward on South Road mornings between 6 and 6:30, speeding: You will have noticed, perhaps, that I don’t go...

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