Saturday, February 4, 2023

Big Question

The Big Question: Short-term rental tax

Are you in favor of a short-term rental tax on residential Vineyard rental properties? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.” NO Michael Schweitzer YES Richard Leonard  

The Big Question: Island mail

Have difficulties with Island mail delivery affected your business?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

The Big Question

Do you think golf carts should be allowed on public roads? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

The Big Question: Floating workshops

Should floating workshops or businesses be allowed in Vineyard Haven Harbor? Response: I think that only businesses that are dependent on water should be allowed in the harbor.  The very definition of harbor is “a part...

Big Question: Metered taxis?

Do you think the Island should have metered taxis?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

The Big Question: Limit on cars?

Should there be a limit to the number of cars on the Island? Reply: Yes! I think there should be a limit to the number of cars on the Island.  It would take some serious planning...

The Big Question

Would you be in favor of the construction of a bridge from Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard, in order to create a reliable way on- and off-Island? Reply online as a comment, or send your...

The Big Question

If you had had foresight, what business would you have started on the Island 25 years ago? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

The Big Question: Fast ferry

Would you be in favor of the addition of a fast ferry to and from Woods Hole? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big...

Big question

What would you do if you were President? (See cover of the March 22 Community section for inspiration.)   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big...

Big Question: Boch Park

Do you think Boch Park, which regularly floods, should be made into a water park, with skating in the winter? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line...

The Big Question: Island Theater

What do you think should be done with the Island Theater?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

The Big Question: Sales tax on house rental

Should individuals renting out their homes on portals such as Airbnb and HomeAway be required to pay sales tax?

The Big Question: Offshore drilling

Are you in favor of offshore oil and gas drilling in the North Atlantic? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

Big Question: Beach road

What’s your idea to improve Beach Road in Vineyard Haven? Response: Getting fed up with the flooding on Beach Rd. after a heavy rain. When are we going to get some positive construction done? – Faith Laskaris Reply online as a...

The Big Question: Tax reform

Do you think you’ll be better off or worse off after “tax reform”? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

The Big Question: Grocery shopping

Does it actually pay to buy groceries off-Island? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

The Big Question: Shopping local

Do you intend to shop locally for the holidays? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”    

The big question: Wind farms

Do you think the Island economy would benefit from having offshore wind farms in Nantucket Sound? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

The Big Question: Have alcohol sales given Vineyard Haven a boost?

Do you think business in Vineyard Haven has improved because restaurants can now serve alcohol? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”