Leaning Into October
Parked on the side of the road at the edge of a beach is not a bad place to be on a windy, rainy evening in early October.
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High School Imbroglio

What is most disheartening about the current standoff over high school funding is what it says about the potential for the Island to provide its children with the kind of learning environment they need and deserve.

One of the best examples of successful intra-Island collaboration, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, has now become a pawn in the unproductive, if familiar political sport of sniping among towns.

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Preparedness
As Hurricane Dorian churned up the Eastern Seaboard this week after pounding the northern Bahamas with category five conditions and leaving catastrophic ruin in its wake, Islanders were paying sharp attention.
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Labor Day 2019
End of summer by the calendar is one thing, and the palpable end-of-summer feeling that Labor Day inevitably brings is another thing.
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Butterfly Days
The monarchs are back and appear to be even more plentiful this year on the Island.
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On the Cusp of the Fourth
In a large field in West Tisbury a farmer mows hay.
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Out of the Nest

Dressed in gowns, wearing mortarboards and tassels they walk up the aisle and across the stage to receive diplomas in front of family, teachers, peers and the community.

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Post-Pilgrim
The retirement today of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth is a welcome development for people who live downwind of the plant.
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Memorial Day: 2019
After a snowless winter, spring has arrived slowly this year with copious amounts of rain and chilly temperatures that have kept Islanders bundled in winter coats, even as daylight began to stretch long into the evening hours.
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Let Us Now Praise Committees
This is a shoutout to finance committees everywhere.
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