Cape Cod in Winter–Part 2–Welcome to the Dark Side or should I just say ” to the other side”

disclaimer–these articles are not meant to put a black cloud on MV. Just because we don’t speak about it, does not mean it does not exist.

Here are some interesting things I found out –RIF.  Now I am not forming an opinion of the place, just examining it.  Like anyplace it has its good and bad.  I would still revisit and I hope you give it a go as well.  100k plus people a season cannot be wrong!!!

The Dukes County Jail and House of Correction, in Edgartown (Deborah Becker/WBUR)

(Small excerpt from an article)

I’m looking at what from a distance looks like just another historic home in a peaceful neighborhood in downtown Edgartown: white pillars on the front porch, shuttered windows and a landscaped yard. But about two dozen inmates are serving sentences here, and 85 percent of them are in jail for crimes related to opiate use.

Benjamin Fogg, 31, of Edgartown, was released from jail last month, after being incarcerated for 16 months. His drug use started when he was prescribed painkillers for an injury and became addicted.

http://www.wbur.org/2014/06/03/vineyard-heroin-abuse

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The dark side of Martha’s Vineyard

Beneath its idyllic exterior, Martha’s Vineyard – beloved holiday destination of America’s well-heeled – is rife with depression, alcoholism, drug abuse and domestic violence.

(read on using the link below)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/6104806/The-dark-side-of-Marthas-Vineyard.html

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Martha’s Vineyard’s illegal immigrant ‘secret’

It is known as the idyllic summer playground of America’s wealthy liberal elite that has enchanted Democratic US presidents from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8571162/Marthas-Vineyards-illegal-immigrant-secret.html

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The alternative Martha’s Vineyard that you won’t read about in the press

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/8/the-alternative-marthasvineyardthatyouwontreadaboutinthepress.html——

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Black and White on Martha’s Vineyard

If the Obamas join the Clintons and Caroline Kennedy on the island this August, they’ll be visiting a vacationland known for its liberal politics and for its self-imposed racial segregation.

http://nymag.com/guides/summer/2009/57472/

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Search for summer employees begins in the winter oversea

http://www.mvtimes.com/2014/02/05/search-for-summer-employees-begins-in-the-winter-overseas/

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I would like to visit when the normal crowd is there and just see what it is like.  Who wants to crowd fund our trip???  We need 5000$.  What for you ask?  4 bedroom place with 2-3 baths, close to the ocean, available cook for dinner, to pay for bringing our cars (baby carriage, bikes, baby gear, suitcases, snacks, parents, cibling and gear,  kayak (lol, when we get one), gas for 2 cars to make the round trip), money to pay for food and entertainment–5 to 7 days

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