To the Editor:
First off, full disclosure: I am married to Chris Murphy, as many of you know, and I was born and raised in Oak Bluffs, as many of you also know.
Many people have spoken about how the roundabout will spoil the character of the Island and destroy the country-like feel of the Edgartown-VH Road.
We were just in Miami where we saw many roundabouts, all of which were grass circles with trees, bushes, or flowers in them — all of them prettier than what is now at the Blinker light. The Edgartown-VH Road was widened a few years ago, and whatever country feel it might have had was lost. A roundabout with its greenery would surely be an improvement to what is there now.
Barbara Thomas Murphy