Might Doesn't Lead to Right; Just Ask Uruguay
Arnie Reisman
When Paula Lyons was young, single and adventuresome, she went on a whim to Buenos Aires.
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When a Home Was a Key to Community
Mary Jane Carpenter
The hammers and tongs are out, both literally and metaphorically. Yet another old house has been eliminated from the Island, which prides itself on its historic charm.
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Mayday on Martha's Vineyard

Excerpted from Martha’s Vineyard in World War II by Thomas Dresser, Herb Foster and Jay Schofield, an account by airman Joseph McLaughlin after flying over Vineyard waters during training exercises.

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Safe, Healthy Athletic Fields for All
Matthew D'Andrea
The debate about the infield of the track at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is not about whether we should have grass or synthetic turf.
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The Planting
Dionis Coffin Riggs
Last fall, Down on my knees, I dug holes, put in bone meal, And planted the bulbs, Points up.
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Centertown
Judith Neeld
This is where the world begins and ends: the elms that die slowly, the young men in clay-cuffed Levis talking of the summer, the rainless mornings, the dry fields.
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Patriotism, Grit, Heart: the Best in American Spirit
David McCullough
An essay honoring Ted Morgan, who died this week at age 97.
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On Land and Sea, Heart of an Islander
Sally Lodge
When she was retired in 2007, I (like many) deeply mourned the loss of the Islander.
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Housing Bank: Key to Island's Future
Richard Leonard
In 2004, recognizing the need for the creation of year-round housing across the Island, the majority of voters in all Island towns voted to petition the state legislature to create an Islandwide housing bank and fund it with a steady, dependable source of new revenue.
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Housing Bank: Too Rushed, Full of Flaws
Michael Donaroma
The Edgartown board of selectmen have joined the Tisbury and Oak Bluffs selectmen in opposing the proposed plan by the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank Campaign to allocate fifty per cent of the town’s preexisting and future revenue derived from the Local Option Room Occupancy Tax, to a new regionally created bureaucracy.
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