Turbulent Times Made More Turbulent
Robert Skydell
Quite a few years ago I happened to be waiting in line at the old terminal at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport behind a man who was talking to the ticket agent in a familiar voice.
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Pittsburgh Proves Again How Hateful Words Equal Hateful Action
Caryn Broitman
This past week has been one of grief and horror for so many of us as we saw yet another massacre bring unspeakable heartbreak to a loving community.
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Our Stamping Ground
Arnie Reisman
A trip to my Island post office is like a church bean supper. Without the church. Without the supper.
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Building the African American Heritage Trail
Elaine Cawley Weintraub
Twenty years ago, the African American Heritage Trail History Project was born. Its mission was to research and disseminate the story of people of color on Martha’s Vineyard and to celebrate those stories by placing a series of engraved bronze plaques throughout the Island. In the early days, the goal was to have four sites that would be visible to all, and perhaps some day more could be added. There are now 30 sites and more to come.
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Last Call at Lola's Dances to the Tune of Inclusivity
Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Skip Finley
Between 400 and 500 revelers boogied big time on Friday during a farewell to legendary Lola’s restaurant.
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Sign Me Up
Steve Ewing
One day on the bench in front of the Dock Street Coffee Shop Bob Hathaway said “When my maker comes for me I want him to find me out on the flats.”
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No More Stalling on Offshore Wind
Ann Berwick
This is about offshore wind in Massachusetts.
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Lifted By a Broken Wing
Barry Stringfellow
Atop the pile a seagull with a broken left wing was scavenging for scraps.
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Summer Fling With Solitude Reveals a Life Heavy With History
Merissa Nathan Gerson
The old writer’s cabin on a hill in Menemsha included a few caveats: there was no running water, no bathroom and no furniture.
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The Wrath of Hurricane Carol
Shirley Mayhew
If there were any radio warnings of the impending storm, we were in dreamland and didn’t hear them.
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