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The Big Question: Temperature checks

Should passengers be required to have temperature checks before boarding SSA boats?   Absolutely for temperature checks. The Island has the almost unique opportunity to adopt best practices from more advanced countries battling Covid-19 in Asia. A...

The Big Question: Coronavirus business changes

Are you planning on making any changes to your business because of the coronavirus?  

The Big Question: MVRHS field project

Should the MVRHS field project be exempt from Oak Bluffs zoning?  

The Big Question: Church Street electric charging station

Are you in favor of the VTA’s proposed $1.4 million electric charging station in Edgartown’s historic district at the Church Street stop?   Reply: I am not against the VTA having a charging station. I am...

The Big Question: Trip Barnes

Should Trip Barnes’ license to sell used cars be tied up over a zoning dispute about rented rooms?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVB Big...

The Big Question: Real estate transfer tax

Would you support a real estate transfer tax on high-end properties to fund affordable and workforce housing?   No. It’s simply wealth distribution and property taxes are high enough. – A G Engelman   Reply online as a comment,...

The Big Question: Moped Rentals

Should moped rentals be banned on Martha’s Vineyard?

The Big Question: 100 percent renewable?

Can Martha’s Vineyard go 100 percent renewable by 2040? – Of course, we can. But more importantly, we MUST. Wishing you all a wonderful 2020! Angela Andersen   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com...

Big Question: Metal roofs

Fire could consume the State Forest in 85 minutes. Would you support an Island-wide change in building codes to require all roofs to be metal? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to...

The Big Question: New Stop & Shop?

Is it time to reconsider allowing a new Stop & Shop to be built in Vineyard Haven? YES. YES. YES. Get us out of the current 3rd world supermarket. – Peter Muldowney   Reply online as a comment,...

The Big Question: SSA ads

Do you think the Steamship Authority spends too much on advertising?

The Big Question: M.V. Shipyard

Are you in favor of the M.V. Shipyard building a 48-slip marina on Lagoon Pond? I am very strongly in favor of the proposed marina on the Lagoon in VH and the whole Island is...

The Big Question: Drinks in Vineyard Haven

Should Vineyard Haven restaurants be allowed to sell patrons drinks without also serving them food?   

The Big Question: Regional elementary schools

Is it time for Martha’s Vineyard to think about regional elementary schools? Answer: Absolutely, it is time to regionalize. I understand that families appreciate cozy, little schools, but all students and their families would be better...

The Big Question: New marijuana facility

Is it a problem that the person applying for a marijuana facility in Tisbury had his liquor license suspended at a bar in Boston for selling to underage college students? Reply: "Yes" –Steve Parachini Reply online as a...

The Big Question: Tisbury Welcome Center

Should the old Tisbury fire station lot in Vineyard Haven be designed as a welcome center to properly greet visitors and introduce them to the town?

The Big Question: “Selectmen”

Should Island towns change the term “selectmen” to “select board” in deference to female members? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

The Big Question: Patient Centric

Do you have any concerns about Patient Centric's deal to partner with an off-Island backer for a proposed recreational marijuana shop in Vineyard Haven?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com...

The Big Question: The State Seal

Should the state seal be changed to eliminate the arm and the sword hanging above the Native American? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big...

The big question: Axe throwing

Should axe throwing be allowed in restaurants that serve liquor? HELL NO. WHY? – Michael K. Schweitzer Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”