Nelson Sigelman

No Frills and All Heart Can't Be Beat
When I learned that Peter Herrmann had died recently, I thought about the smiles, laughs and fun times he had inspired.
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One of Nature's Remarkable Quests
The return of river herring to Martha’s Vineyard this spring is one of the rhythms of a natural world unaffected by a pandemic.
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The Night of a Thousand Bass
A good fishing partner is as invaluable as a key to the gate at Quansoo.
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Tick Report Gives Peace of Mind
Nelson Sigelman
Discovering an engorged tick on your body while taking a shower is the Vineyard version of the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
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Think Before You Vent
Nelson Sigelman
The specter of Covid-19 hovers over Martha’s Vineyard like a swarm of gulls at a Menemsha clambake.
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A Reliable Source of News Is Essential, Now More Than Ever
Nelson Sigelman
The disappearance over the past decade of daily and weekly newspapers has turned many areas of the United States into news deserts.
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County Fees Add Up to Backdoor Budgeting
Nelson Sigelman
Dukes County government is Martha’s Vineyard’s Northwest Passage.
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When a Keeper Is a Mystery
Nelson Sigelman

Tom Robinson of Vineyard Haven and I were after white perch in Tisbury Great Pond. We caught only one fish, but it turned out that was all we needed.

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Keeping Score After a Score of Town Meetings
Nelson Sigelman
At annual town meetings in April and May, Martha’s Vineyard voters will take up the political arguments and questions that have steamed all winter like a pot of thick chowder.
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Waiting for the First Cast, Flyfishermen Hone Their Craft
Nelson Sigelman

Weekly fly tying sessions provide a welcome winter refuge for becalmed fishermen.

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