To the Editor:
I would like to bring your attention to a misstatement in the March 8, 2018, MV Times. On page A8 it was reported incorrectly and stated under the caption, “March Nor’easter” then under the first picture, “Workers clean up a tree that fell in the Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop parking lot.”
It is not the S&S lot. It belongs to the town of Tisbury. Because of its proximity to the S&S it gets confused as being theirs.
The municipal parking lot was developed from a gift of land given to the town then developed into a parking lot, that is to us. At no time has the Stop & Shop, nor the previous store, the A&P, ever owned that property. That V.H. municipal parking lot is only a convenience for them and their shoppers. If the numbers are correct, the high volume of parking for the S&S takes away spaces from other vendors on Main Street, Water Street, Beach Street Ext., Lagoon Pond Road, State Road, and the Post Office.
To add, the S&S has breached the contract with the town by allowing its tractor trailer truck to sit in the municipal lot for more than the appointed time. Ticket, ticket?