There is one strong takeaway from the Gazette's recent survey on summer plans: people want guidance.

“Dad, tell me about the old days, when life was normal and we could go out and do things, like play with friends and drive off-Island for adventures.”

From the May 10, 1946 edition of the Vineyard Gazette by Elizabeth Bowie Hough:

A side by side stroll is a ghost of the past.

What have I done? I’m sitting at my desk, looking at a furiously flapping pigeon that I didn’t think would live through the night.


Letters to the Editor

We have owned a house in Vineyard Haven since 2005, we live in a small town in upstate New York similar to MV.

I read with relief and affection the op-ed by Dr. Henry Nieder, and the letter from Julia Mitchell Christensen.

Perhaps the covid 19 pandemic and gauge for human safety and activity is analogous to the phases of fog density: