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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Weighing History
A World War II-era plane that went down in a fiery crash more than seven decades ago is found again, buried under the sea floor in Cape Pogue Bay.
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Widening Chasm
Debate over the Civil War statue in Oak Bluffs is turning into something of its own civil war, and it’s time the selectmen showed some leadership.
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Poetry of April
The daffodils have been brilliant this year, from the earliest tiny jonquils to the sturdy yellow standard types that bloom in great profusion along Island roadsides.
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Shabby to Chic
The new Martha’s Vineyard Museum opened this week to great excitement around the Island and beyond.
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Home Rule
When renewed efforts to ban mopeds in Oak Bluffs ran into legal barriers last year, town officials thought they finally had a solution: file a home rule petition in the state legislature.
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Dear February
One does not have to drive to Aquinnah before dawn to prove how quiet the Island is in late February. But it does make for a good excuse.
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