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A time for quiet contemplation

To the Editor: This Saturday, June 6, is National Trails Day, an opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors. For the past quarter-century the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has recognized Trails Day with a cross-Island hike....

All four officers should be charged

To the Editor: We are calling for justice for the family of George Floyd. We believe that in order to do that, we must call for upgrading the charges against Officer Derek Chauvin to...

Quiet evil, closely held, politely denied, powerfully cruel

To the Editor: A letter to my non-black sisters and brothers. This is not about cops. I would go to the mat in defense of the two policemen here in Aquinnah that I know — Paul...

‘Members of my profession failed us all again’

To the Editor: Once again, another page in racism’s seems-like-never-ending chapters of systematic injustice for people of color. George Floyd died at the hands (knees) of officers from the Minneapolis Police Department. If you watch the...

What’s not to love?

To the Editor: I am writing in response to quotes mentioned in a recent MV Times article, “Floyd killing sparks Oak Bluffs rally,” posted on May 31. I am deeply saddened and appalled that Ewell Hopkins,...

It is my hope … 

To the Editor: It is my hope that the world will truly understand what I have always espoused to my children, that perspective is everything. It is important for each of us to understand one...

Araujo will be missed

To the Editor: Theophilus Araujo, my friend, you represented all that is good about humanity. The Vineyard will miss you. Gus Ben David Edgartown  

A turning point 

To the Editor: We are in uncertain times, with many aspects of daily life changing. In the midst of change, one thing that remains constant is the threat to our Island's environment, and our way...

It happened 30 years ago in Chilmark

To the Editor: The very day I am starting to write this little note, my wife and I were scheduled to fly to the States, ride the bus to Woods Hole, and hopefully catch the...

Stop commenting at each other

To the Editor: To the pundits of The MV Times: Emotional maturity, understanding, reasoning, and reality make for dull reading, but are far less annoying than reading the comments section of The MV Times. It really...

‘Avenue of Flags’ commemorates Memorial Day

Updated May 25, 7:30 pm The annual “Avenue of Flags” at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tisbury honored the lives of those lost in the defense of our country. At noon on Memorial Day, a number of...

Full, rich 106 years

To the Editor: It is a great honor and privilege to be celebrating David Cronig’s 106 years on this special day, May 19, 2020. Your full, rich life memories of being on the Vineyard many...

Don’t shoot the messenger

To the Editor: The surprising personal criticisms of Jim Malkin, the Vineyard’s recently appointed SSA governor and chair of the board, by three of the four other governors do not bode well for righting the...

Malkin’s message matters

To the Editor: The Steamship Authority board, almost unanimously, gave their new chairman a tongue-lashing at the May 12 meeting over comments he made that were quoted in the Island newspapers. I'm sure he wishes...

Counting on Island residents

To the Editor: On behalf of the county commission, we would like to strongly encourage the residents of Martha’s Vineyard to fill out your 2020 Census form, either online or by telephone. The entire Island...

New opportunities

To the Editor: The future of the planet is uncertain, the far-reaching effects of climate change are likely, and everybody's in the grip of this pandemic. Whatever the truth is about the virus and its...

There’s a way to get waste to zero

To the Editor: Food waste is zero in this household. Leftovers that are no longer appetizing, plate scrapings, potato peels, apple cores, melon seeds, even bones, all go to our chickens. In return, we get...

These times call for ingenuity

To the Editor: My name is Michael White, and I live in Edgartown with my folks. My father works in a T shirt store and my mother works for the museum. They used to have...

A mother’s purpose

To the Editor: It was 1983 and the West Tisbury School had their annual International Day where each grade would study a culture across the world and present their culture in the school gym, including...

Social distancing is no day at the beach

To the Editor: In January, my husband and toddler and I moved to Woods Hole from Edgartown (where I have lived since 1996). We've been enjoying getting to know Woods Hole and Falmouth in a...