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Our Staff and Contributors Share Their Favorite Local Gifts

We asked our contributors, “What’s your favorite made- or grown-on-MV holiday or hostess gift?” Here’s how they answered.  Geoff Currier (“Cruising with Currier,” and “Katama Airfield.”) is an associate editor...


In a Word: Radical Hope

In the summer of 2005, I sat across a table in a restaurant with my friend. We had just heard that Canada, where we...

Tell Me This: Why Would Anyone Litter?

We explore the psychology of those who befoul our beaches and roadways. My husband Chris spent the early days of the pandemic picking up trash...

Kilo-what? What’s the unit for measuring eco-guilt?

We just got our Capelight Company energy efficiency report. The graphic shows three lines. The shortest one is chartreuse and says 468 kWh and...

Dear Dot

Dear Dot: Should I bother with solar panels?

Dear Dot, I was considering getting solar panels on my roof but with the approval of Vineyard Wind, should I bother? And how will Vineyard...

Dear Dot: What to do about all our damn packaging?

Dear Dot, Is there any service on the island for recycling soft plastics? We get a lot of packages in the mail, and it would...

Dear Dot: Can we give the leaf-blowers a vacation?

Dear Dot, My wife hates leaf blowers. I love them. Is there a solution that doesn’t involve divorce lawyers? DK, Vineyard Haven Dear DK, Ah the sounds of...


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