Important acknowledgements

To the Editor: Respectfully, I would like to be certain that important acknowledgements not included in the Conch Conundrum article [December 5] are added. Without the generous support of the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard, the Cape Cod Fishermen’s Alliance, and the Vineyard Vision Fellowship, none of my research on whelks would be possible. I […]

Tree lighting thanks

To the Editor: Holiday spirit got off to a special start when the Island community gathered for the annual Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting this past week. The weather was perfect. There were lights, garlands and bows galore, thanks to Mark and Bernie Crossland, Friends of Oak Bluffs, and the Oak Bluffs Highway Department. The centerpiece, […]

Thanks, and come celebrate Bob Gray

Thank you all who have supported us and surrounded us with love. This past month has been very difficult, but you all have made it bearable with your caring. All your thoughtful cards were very much appreciated. We live in a wonderful community willing to help when needed — from shingling a roof to making […]

The interest in health insurance is there

To the Editor: The initiation on October 1 of the sign-up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act was a disaster reminiscent of the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Only those of us old enough to remember the Edsel can recall a product rolled out with such fanfare to such devastating reviews. The Republicans are […]