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The Morgan Comes to Call

The Charles W. Morgan sailed into Vineyard Haven harbor on Wednesday, June 18, escorted by a local flotilla and her companion ship, the Roann. Built in 1841, the bark Morgan is the last of the U.S. whaling fleet, which once numbered more than 2,700. After several … Continue reading

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Return of Hoo Rah

I almost ran off the road laughing when I first saw it: HOO RAH FOR BILL is back! Not the paint-on-plywood original, of course. That was removed and destroyed on orders of the Tisbury building and zoning inspector in April … Continue reading

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Stunned

I got the news via Facebook early last evening. There in my news feed was the genial, instantly recognizable face of Pat Gregory moderating a West Tisbury town meeting, and next to it the ungraspable Martha’s Vineyard Times headline: “Pat Gregory murdered … Continue reading

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That Capital “I”

When I first went to work at the Martha’s Vineyard Times, around 1988, I quickly learned to capitalize the I in “island” when it referred to Martha’s Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard was “the Island.” Nantucket, Naushon, or Manhattan were just “the … 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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Bountiful

The Fair (formally the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair, the 151st of that name — well, not exactly that name, but close enough) opened Thursday and I still haven’t blogged about Bountiful, Susan Klein and Alan Brigish’s … Continue reading

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Invasive Species

If the ecological police fined businesses for wasting paper, they’d surely cite the Vineyard Gazette every week in summer when its Tuesday edition comes out. This past Tuesday’s paper, however, was worth a look. Being ecologically aware (not to mention … Continue reading

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Mayday & Mary

I. May 5, 1971 Just over a month shy of my 20th birthday, I got busted on the Capitol steps along with about 1,200 other people. It was the third day of the Mayday demonstrations against the war in Indochina, … Continue reading

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Shooting Update

Both the Martha’s Vineyard Times and the Vineyard Gazette have updated their stories on Friday’s shooting. Key points: Michael O’Keefe, district attorney for the Cape and Islands, has determined that this was a homicide committed in self-defense. Cynthia Bloomquist will … Continue reading

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Guns, No Glory

No significant updates have been reported on last Friday’s shooting in my town. As far as I know, Cynthia Bloomquist is still in the hospital. It now appears that Kenneth Bloomquist broke into the house carrying both a rifle and … Continue reading

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