Category Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

February License Plate Report

Sorry for very late posting — contrary to the usual, February seemed very long but March so far has been flying by, probably because I’ve been busy work- and otherwise. All in all, it was a very good February in … Continue reading

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January 2023 License Plate Report

Spotting half the states in January is pretty good and not unusual, but will you take a look at the map, specifically at #8 and #10? OMG. #8 is Mississippi and #10 is North Dakota, the eternally elusive, the Holy … Continue reading

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2022 License Plate Report

Three states were still missing when the clock ran out on 2022, but it’s a great year when not only Alaska and Hawaii are on the map but so are South and North Dakota. NB: There was no November report … Continue reading

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A Fantasy for Greg Abbott

So it seems that Texas governor Greg Abbott, following what seems to be a well-worn page in the MAGA playbook, sent several busloads of migrants to Washington, D.C., and had them dumped in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence. … Continue reading

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October License Plate Report

Sorry to be so late with this one: state names have been swirling through my head, but they weren’t on license plates, and I don’t remember ever obsessing so much about Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia in particular. All three of … Continue reading

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Pre-Election Prep Talk

I thought of titling this “The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good,” but (1) it’s too long, (2) it’s a cliché, and (3) I don’t always agree with it. However, when it comes to electoral politics, it’s a good … Continue reading

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September License Plate Report

September wasn’t nearly as spectacular as the Best August on Record, but I did pick up Alabama. The 2022 tally now stands at 46, with Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, and West Virginia still AWOL. In the last three months of … Continue reading

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Unexpected Visitors

You knew I was going to write something about what’s going on, right? Martha’s Vineyard hasn’t hit the national news this way since the first Clinton visit in 1993. As features editor for the Martha’s Vineyard Times I had a … Continue reading

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August License Plate Report

Best. August. Ever! Which you might have surmised because here I am posting on the first of the month instead of waiting a week, or, in the case of June, almost a month. I went back over the last 10 … Continue reading

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July License Plate Report

Unlike the June report, July is being posted in a reasonably timely fashion. It really is August 6. Compare the top of this map to the top of June’s and you’ll see that July was a very good month: only … Continue reading

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