Friday, February 3, 2023

Big Question

Big Question: Caleb Prouty House

Should Community Preservation Act funds be used to move the Caleb Prouty House rather than having it torn down by Stop & Shop? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with...

The Big Question: Mill House

The historic Mill House on Vineyard Haven Harbor was demolished to make way for a replacement. Who should be held responsible? The building inspector The owner The builder  Response: Plenty of blame to go around.  The...

The Big Question: Shooting geese

Do you think the USDA should be allowed to shoot Canada geese to reduce their population on the Vineyard? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB...

The Big Question: Music festival and alcohol

Should the music festival planned for Vineyard Haven this summer be held without selling alcohol?  

The Big Question: Soldiers Memorial Fountain

Should the plaques that pay tribute to Confederate soldiers at the Soldiers Memorial Fountain in Oak Bluffs’ Ocean Park be removed? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

The Big Question: Tashmoo Preserve

Given the delicate nature of the new Tashmoo Preserve Land Bank property, should it be restricted from public access? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB...

The Big Question: Aquinnah Cliffs Casino

Should the construction for the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino be able to proceed without the MVC having jurisdiction over the project? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line...

The Big Question: SSA meeting on the Vineyard

On Saturday, the Steamship Authority met in Hyannis to review the latest recommendations from an independent consultant. Do you think the SSA should be making decisions before holding a meeting on the Vineyard? Reply online...

The Big Question: Renovating Tisbury School

Would you approve of spending over $500,000 to renovate the Tisbury School?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

Question of the week: Room-occupancy tax

  Do you think a portion of the room-occupancy tax should go to affordable housing? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

The Big Question: Music Festival

Would you be in favor of the proposed three-day music festival to be held in Vineyard Haven?

The Big Question: Verizon poles

Should Verizon increase the height of its tower on the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road from 77 feet to 130 feet? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB...

The Big Question: M.V. Playhouse

Should the M.V. Playhouse lose its tax-exempt status? NO!! Should be tax exempt. As should the other organizations in question! – Pat Waring   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

Big Question: Defunding MVTV

Should Comcast be allowed to defund MVTV?

The Big Question: Valuable fishing licenses

Should big corporations be allowed to hold the most valuable fishing licenses around Massachusetts waters?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

The Big Question: Housing at Hinkleys

Are you in  favor of the proposed mixed-use development on the site of Hinkley & Sons Hardware on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven? I am not in favor of this proposal. I agree with the need...

The Big Question: SSA Rate Hike

Does the Steamship Authority deserve a rate increase? Replies: No -Linda Unczur   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

The Big Question: Christmas trees

How do you feel about getting your Christmas tree from Amazon? Reply: Order my Christmas tree from Amazon? Next, to go under it I’ll be giving gift certificates to the Dumptique. No, thanks. Heading out with my son...

The Big Question: Eversource

Do you think Eversource has been sufficiently transparent when it comes to private versus public ownership of power lines? Reply: I don't think Eversource has been transparent about telling folks their power lines are private, but...

The Big Question: Island Entertainment

Do you think that Island Entertainment should become a nonprofit to ensure it keeps its doors open?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”