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Z is for Zoning #AtoZChallenge

When I moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1985 I was as ignorant about zoning and land-use planning as I was about refuse disposal. (See “Unsustainable” for more about that.) My education started PDQ: In January of my first winter, I … Continue reading

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Dear Vineyarders Who Haven’t Voted Yet

I’ve been trying hard not to give in to apocalyptic rhetoric this election season, but these much-quoted words from Lord of the Rings keep running through my head: “But this, I deem, is our duty. And better so than to perish … Continue reading

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MVFF Deal Closes, More Dealing Ensues

As June 22 approached, the date set for the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) to close on the Walsh property off Old County Road, the rumors flew. Opposition to MVFF’s plan to build a “campus” or “home” on the 12.5-acre … Continue reading

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Now Filming in West Tisbury

Seen from a distance, Martha’s Vineyard looks bucolic, homogeneous, and maybe even a little boring. Up close it’s much more interesting. The best way to understand what the place is about, how it works and how it doesn’t, is to … Continue reading

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Small-Town Journalism in the ’80s

Guest blogger Eileen Maley was the first Calendar editor of the Martha’s Vineyard Times. I was the second. If it hadn’t been for Eileen, I wouldn’t have wound up at the Times at all: at a West Tisbury town meeting ca. 1987, this woman I … Continue reading

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The Year That Was: Politics

As 2012 coasted to a close, I had the feeling that for me it had been a marking-time year, a pretty good year, but one in which I was pretty much standing still. Reviewing a year’s worth of blog posts … Continue reading

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Big Houses, Again

Big Houses are on the agenda again. For a good account of the issues and various perspectives on them, see the Vineyard Gazette‘s November 21 story “Commission’s Role in Big Houses Debated.” The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) is considering revisions … Continue reading

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Incumbency Helps

For the last week all the pundits and politicos have been tripping over themselves to analyze the election results. I’m itching to analyze something, but enough is enough, right? However, no one has attempted to analyze the results of the … Continue reading

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My Lord, What a Morning!

I’m stealing the title of my 2008 post-election blog. This morning is even better. In 2008 I went to bed before the results were all in. Around 5:45 a.m. I woke up. From my election day blog: 5:45 a.m., November … Continue reading

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My MVC Picks

‘Tis the season for endorsing candidates, in case anyone hasn’t noticed. I’m not going to endorse anybody. I’m going to tell you who I’m voting for, and a few words of why. I’m not going to tell you who I’m … Continue reading

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