editorials

Rights and Wrongs

With the federal appeals court decision last week requiring the Wampanoag tribe to obtain local permits before starting construction of a bingo hall in Aquinnah, tribal leaders have two choices.

March Roars In

Islanders needed no reminder this week about the fickle ways of March.

Shot in the Arm

More than 1,200 people, mostly 65 and older, received their first Covid-19 vaccines from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital this week in a remarkably smooth rollout after what seemed an interminable wait.

Beach Road Little Dig

The long-debated, state-funded $6 million Vineyard Haven Beach Road improvement project is starting to seem like a mini version of the infamous Big Dig in Boston, as it drags on for years with no clear blueprint for the future.

Thin Ice

On Tuesday, not long after dawn, a group of skaters converged on Parsonage Pond in West Tisbury.

New Guard at the MVC

Selectmen in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown are within their rights to make new appointments to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, but their process and choices suggest special interests are at play.

January Busybodies

Deep winter has settled over the Vineyard with its pale colors and subtle shifts.

To Have and to Give

If the coronavirus pandemic has made life more difficult for many Islanders, it has also illuminated the extraordinary generosity of the larger community.

Swiss Cheese Strategy

Martha’s Vineyard has done a lot of things right to keep the coronavirus at bay, but the alarming increase in Covid cases in recent weeks proves there is more to be done.

Keeping It Small

The voting is over and the arguing over the votes has begun. Everything, it seems, is open to question these days, at least on the national level.

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