Welcome Mr. President
Martha’s Vineyard has long been home to dignitaries and celebrities of every stripe — writers, artists, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, politicians, even heads of state.
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Thanksgiving 2019
Another storm blew through Martha’s Vineyard last weekend, with cold rain and wind that drove even the hardiest Islanders indoors for hearth fires, soup making and steaming mugs of tea.
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Saving the Stripers
Nearly forty years ago when the Atlantic striped bass were on the verge of disappearing altogether from our waters, the state and federal government launched a study to examine the troubling decline in stocks.
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Object Lesson
The Steamship Authority has finally come up with a design for the new Woods Hole terminal that appears to satisfy most of its critics, and that’s good news.
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Sports, and Sportsmanship
As the fall sports seasons come to a close, the cross country teams are out in front — again.
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Solemn Salute
Veterans Day is Monday, and Martha’s Vineyard will join its counterparts around the state and country in observing the national holiday.
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One for All
Had he lived a decade longer, Jack Ware would now be a hundred years old.
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Is Time Running Out for Columbus Day?
Seven states have done away with Columbus Day. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that liberal Massachusetts is not one of them.
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Cost of History

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission sent a sharp message when it fined the owners of the Mill House $100,000 for demolishing a piece of history without approval, but it remains to be seen how well the message will stick.

The sad truth is that for some it is easier to pay a penalty than to go through what is seen as a time-consuming and expensive historic review process.

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Vape-Free Zone
When vaping burst on the scene a few years ago, the idea of a healthier, smoke-free cigarette sounded too good to be true.
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