Thursday I gave Malvina Forester a much-needed bath. Her color hides mud streaks and dirt well, but there are limits.

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So, do you notice anything different?

Here’s a hint:

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Yeah, you got it: I took it off.

We put up a pretty good fight, but we didn’t stop the roundabout. So far traffic has been moving around the roundabout in fairly orderly fashion. Has this contributed to longer summer backups at the Triangle or the State-Edgartown Road intersection, or in downtown Vineyard Haven? That remains to be seen, but it probably won’t be studied too hard because the roundabout boosters don’t want to know. The Oak Bluffs selectmen don’t care, of course: those backups and jams are Vineyard Haven and Edgartown’s problem, not theirs.

As I blogged in “Roundabooboo” almost a month ago, the process leading up to the roundabout “was seriously flawed, and those flaws have not been addressed by much of anybody.” We’re sitting ducks for the next bright idea MassDOT or some other state or federal agency wants to foist off on us.

Any idea how I could fit all that on a bumper sticker that can be safely read from three car lengths back at 30 miles per hour?

About Susanna J. Sturgis

Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has been preoccupied with electoral politics since 2016. She just started a blog about her vintage T-shirt collection: "The T-Shirt Chronicles." Her other blogs include "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories," about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, and "Write Through It," about writing, editing, and how to keep going.
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