Plans are nothing. Planning is everything. Dwight Eisenhower said that in a moment of Zen. It must have been Christmastime.

But for the temperatures outdoors it could have been August last weekend in Edgartown. Or July.

At the height of boating activity last summer in Edgartown harbor, there was a pleasant surprise. Two dolphins spent three days swimming around.

Beside the roads or near them have lived all of those who have made Island history.

Why has the Hall family allowed prime commercial properties in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown to become public eyesores?

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


Letters to the Editor

As we turn to resolutions for the coming year, let’s give ourselves and each other kindness and love.

• Pear Tree Owner Responds Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

One does not have to be crazy to suffer from a mental disability. The presence of mental illness usually goes unrecognized by friends and family of...