Letters to the Editor

Disappointed to learn Ken Chisholm has left hospital

To the Editor: I was disappointed to learn this week of the unceremonious departure from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital of Ken Chisholm, director of human...

Oak Bluffs infrastructure will not create a tax spike

To the Editor: I must dispute the impression made in the Feb. 16 news story "Oak Bluffs selectmen weigh big-ticket infrastructure expenditures," particularly the subhead,...

Is this eviction legal?

To the Editor: Can anyone answer me a simple question: Can a 66-year-old working female senior citizen be evicted from an apartment if she has...

Vineyard House directors on Suboxone

To the Editor: We welcome Barry Stringfellow’s comprehensive article in last week’s Martha’s Vineyard Times (Feb. 15, “National debate over Suboxone use is also a...

The other victims of addiction

To the Editor: There is so very much yet to learn about addiction. Why do people end up addicted? Can’t they just say no? Isn’t...

Are high school assessments fair?

To the Editor: We will soon decide, in our separate towns, to adopt annual budgets, including the assessments for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School,...

Don’t close Windemere unit

To the Editor: This is a copy of a letter sent to Joe Woodin at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. I was horrified to read in...

Reject a nativist stance

To the Editor: I found Myles Goodwin's letter (Feb. 15, “Founding Fathers on Immigration”) deeply disturbing, not least because it was written in a...

Capitalism is the opiate of the elite

To the Editor: One can say definitively and without hesitation that efforts such as Vineyard House and the use of Suboxone to reduce opiate addiction...

Help from my friends

To the Editor: How do I live on Martha’s Vineyard? Diabetes caused the amputation of my right leg, but so many Islanders help me! It...

Hit-and-run thank you

To the Editor: I would like to thank the person with no conscience whatsoever who hit my car while pulling into or out of a...

Our Makonikey cottage was home

To the Editor: I read Chris Baer’s article about the hotel in Makonikey (Feb. 9, “This Was Then: The Makonikey Inn”) with interest. The house...

We know about deer tick virus

To the Editor: Karl Nelson (Feb. 2, Letter to the Editor, “A new tick-borne threat”) obtained some incomplete information, or misconstrued what he was told. There...

Keep playing-field pressure off students

To the Editor: This letter was sent to the commissioners and staff of Martha’s Vineyard Commission. Thank you for the thoughtfully run LUPC meeting this week....

No more moped accidents

To the Editor: I drove a tour bus for many years, and watched in horror as irresponsible idiots on mopeds darted in and out of...

Follow the moped bylaw

To the Editor: My family and I have been longtime Island visitors for several weeks every summer. As well as driving, we ride our bicycles...

Expanding safety for LGBTQ youth

To the Editor: Last month I was privileged to participate in a meeting of the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth...

Founding Fathers on immigration

  To the Editor: There are some misconceptions today about the nature of our responsibilities for peoples or nations that seek refuge or to assimilate into...

Time to act on mopeds

To the Editor: This letter was sent to the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen. I have been coming to the meetings regarding the issue of moped...

Unlicensed businesses, unlicensed drivers

To the Editors: A rental car has just plowed into a tree. There are serious, life-altering injuries to the passenger; screaming, blood everywhere, she is...