Letters to the Editor

Adding a bright light to our lives

To The Editor: Thank you to everyone responsible for bringing Dr. Yvonne Spicer to our Island regional schools and the larger community. At a time...

To one and all

To the Editor: On Christmas Eve, the Salvation Army completed its 2016 Red Kettle Collection on the Island. One hundred percent of the funds raised...

Remove yours

To the Editor: This is what greets you at Lucy Vincent Beach after the snow melt on Wednesday, Jan. 10. I'm not sure who these...

Lack of rehabilitation due to meaningless alternatives

To the Editor, It is hard not to take notice of an all too common topic in Islanders' mouths these days: the conversation that begins...

Some sarcasm from Chicago

To the Editor, I was delighted to read about the Vineyard women who are knitting “pussy caps” and joining the march on Washington in protest....

Welcome, welcome, Dr. David Halsey!

To the Editor: During the recent storm, my adult daughter suffered a serious ankle injury from a fall on black ice. When Dr. Halsey was...

Clean up the nip-bottle problem

To the Editor: I am writing about an issue that I can no longer remain silent about: plastic nip bottles. I walk my dogs all...

He opposes the sanctuary Island idea

To the Editor: I guess the term “illegal aliens” has disappeared. How would Brazil like it if 12 million you can count, never mind 12...

A January hunt is not the answer

To the Editor: I appreciate what Dick Johnson, Matt Poole and their fellow Island Board of Health members are trying to do to address the...

Consult the hunters about reducing the deer herd

To the Editor: In response to Mr. Johnson’s proposal to have a two-week shotgun season added to next January, I would like to ask,...

Trump: A symbol of a messy, difficult reality

To the Editor: I begin with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King which, from the moment I first heard it, gave words to my...

An appreciative driver thanks her neighbors

To the Editor: Jan. 11, on North Road in Chilmark, I skidded off the road into a snowbank, just a few inches short of turning...

Get active on climate change

To the Editor: Jack Fruchtman's essay, "Climate change, the Vineyard environment, and the president" (Jan. 5), highlighted so many of the depressing ways in which...

Lives ruined by repressive drug laws

To the Editor: Karl Nelson's letter to the editor (Jan. 5, “The harm of legal marijuana”; Jan 5) was a litany on the dangers and...

Too much poop

To the Editor: This is officially off-season. We can't blame visitors for it. Can you please pick up after your dogs? I have a dog. A...

The other Oak Bluffs candidate for the MVC

To the Editor: In an article in the Dec. 29 MV Times titled “Oak Bluffs selectmen appoint selectman Gail Barmakian to the MVC,” the process...

Where is the sense in hospital parking policy?

To the Editor: At 2:30 am Wednesday, I was diagnosed at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital's emergency room with both pneumonia and the flu. As usual,...

Not sleeping well

To the Editor: In response to Mr. Eric Markson’s comments of last week (Dec. 29, “Another entitlement to the Wampanoag”) regarding the Wampanoag Tribe’s want...

Free tech support

To the Editor: A big shout-out thank you to Tony Lombardi and his excellent staff of computer techs, who offer free-of-charge technical support once a month...

The menorah is allowed

To the Editor: Mr. Peter Josephs says (Dec. 29, “Pagan roots of Christmas trees”) that “with all due respect to Rabbi Glassman … neither the...