Monthly Archives: April 2012

Those Signs

If you live on the Vineyard, you’ve seen the signs. If you don’t, here’s the Martha’s Vineyard Times story about them. The short version is that the signs are part of an art installation by psychotherapist-artist Julia Kidd. Many of … Continue reading

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Ecology

Earlier today someone posted to Facebook’s MV Stuff 4 Sale page on behalf of some friends of hers: a couple with two young children who’ve just been kicked out of their house by their landlord, who’s decided he wants to … Continue reading

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

So the results are in on the roundabout referendum from four of the five towns whose selectmen gave voters a chance to express their opinion. Aquinnah doesn’t vote till May 9. Here’s the tally so far: Edgartown: 508 NO ROUNDABOUT, … Continue reading

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Rally Off-Island

Travvy’s fans have reminded me that I haven’t written much about him lately. They’re right. I’ve written a fair amount about dogs who kill chickens (and the humans who let them down) and dog policy on Lambert’s Cove Beach, but … Continue reading

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Suckered

Remember the two young Akitas who got into such trouble in West Tisbury that, in great exasperation with the irresponsibility of their owners, the selectmen sentenced them to die? A compromise was reached: The death sentence would be lifted if … Continue reading

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April Is a Taxing Month

O blessed 2012! Blessed because April 15 fell on a Sunday, and Monday the 16th was Emancipation Day in D.C., where the federal government lives, and Patriots Day in Massachusetts, where I live. This means that neither of my returns … Continue reading

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Three Elections Down

Election day has come and gone in West Tisbury, Edgartown, and Oak Bluffs. I was off-island most of the day, taking a friend to a medical appointment in Falmouth and getting Malvina Forester serviced in Bourne. West Tiz did a … Continue reading

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Annual Town Meeting

Last night was West Tisbury’s annual town meeting (ATM means more than automated teller machine around here). As usual the school gym was packed. Even with two entrances, each staffed by two people checking townsfolk against the voting rolls, we … Continue reading

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The Iceberg Cometh

Town meeting season starts next week on Martha’s Vineyard. Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury all hold their annual town meetings on Tuesday the 10th. In Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury, elections take place two days later, on … Continue reading

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Old Stage Road

My last several posts (not counting the late license plate update) have been short on pictures and long on words, so this one aims to redress the balance a bit. These pictures were taken in the middle of January. Apart … Continue reading

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