The Housing Bank Question
The lack of affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard has reached a crisis, where businesses and essential services are being increasingly hobbled by an inability to find workers.
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Leadership Gap
The time is way past due for an upgrade to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, a major capital spending project that is projected to cost at least $100 million.
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Being Seen
A reader once remarked that her favorite parts of the Gazette were the town columns, because they made her feel like the Vineyard was a place where she could belong.
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Summer Reflections
The Island got a power wash this week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida as the calendar turned from August to September.
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Summer Turning
At the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market, an impromptu conversation popped up between two strangers standing in line waiting to buy bread.
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Tisbury Pride
It’s time for a new school in Tisbury. Past time, to be sure, but at this stage there is no need to dwell on the past and every reason to look to the future.
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Show Your Hand
With the Steamship Authority’s online reservation system now back online, it’s time for the boat line to let the public know what happened — and how its hacked technology was restored.
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Looking Forward
Today, May 14, marks exactly 175 years since the first issue of the Vineyard Gazette was published.
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Missteps in the Forest
The illegal trail clearing in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest marks an unsettling low point in the long history of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation.
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Start Small
The subdued and dignified inauguration of President Joe Biden on the steps of the nation’s capitol this week briefly erased the terrifying images of an institution under siege.
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