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Bank’s gift provides a lift

To the Editor: The Martha's Vineyard Bank Foundation’s recent gift of $10,000 designated for the GoGoGrandparent Program will make it possible for this pilot program of the Island-wide Transportation Coalition to continue to offer rides...

Accusations are hard to overcome

To the Editor:  I was surprised that the M.V. Times issue of Nov. 10 had no mention of the settlement of the long-running legal squabbles of Alan Dershowitz, which arose out of an accusation against...

Islander offered a reliable commute

To the Editor: I thoroughly enjoyed your article on the SSA Islander (“Showing some love for the tub,” Nov. 23). For most of my Monday-through-Friday commuting for almost 40 years, we commuters counted on the...

A cautionary tale

To the Editor: The waves gently caressed the shoreline. The water temperature was 76° and the air temperature was 97, and only the beach umbrellas and sunblock protected the bathers from the sun's rays. It...

NIMBYism is at play

To the Editor:  The following letter was also sent to the superintendent and school committee. I’m writing about the recent decision by the MVRHS School Committee to rescind their decision about allowing MVCS to allow a...

Give the VTA a try

To the Editor: Starting Nov. 25, the Vineyard Transit Authority, through a statewide initiative, will be offering fare-free service for the rest of the year. This program is a great way for Islanders who are...

Former committee member weighs in

To the Editor: At the Nov. 16 meeting of the West Tisbury select board, it was noted that a Nov. 4 letter from South Mountain to Island Housing Trust stated that one reason they withdrew...

Task force should tackle beach access

To the Editor: I have to give it to the West Tisbury select board. They did something that I didn't think was possible. By adding more members to the town diversity task force, they turned...

Thanks for a successful run

To the Editor: The Gay Head 10K Committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the ninth annual Gay Head 10K, a Race for the Light, another success.  The race would not have been...

Say no to future festivals

To the Editor: As an Island musician I respectfully urge you to serve and protect Island residents by saying no to another Beach Road Festival. A bull grazing in a field is a wonderful thing but...

A window into Island namesakes

To the Editor: This past summer I had a chance to travel in the UK, walking the West Highland Way and visiting quaint little English towns. This Saturday, November 19, at 2 pm, my daughter,...

The idea of Gross National Happiness

To the Editor: Nestled in the high Himalayas and wedged between two Asian giants, China to the north and India to the south, is the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, with an area of 38,394...

Time to stop building

To the Editor: In direct opposition to the letter by James Joyce (the Edgartown realtor, not the Irish poet) in last week’s paper — I don’t think we’ve reached the tipping point of conserving our...

The future of Howes House

To the Editor: With the presentation of the focus group findings at its Wednesday (Nov. 2) meeting, the West Tisbury Building Committee now knows what the future of Howes House might, could, and should look...

Vote no on 5

To the Editor: I am shocked regarding the audacity of those who support Question 5 on the ballot: for restaurants to serve alcohol in the absence of a meal. You see the slippery slope that...

Doesn’t support booze without food

To the Editor: Attention, Tisbury voters. Question 5 of the ballot questions, Nov. 8, is asking the townspeople to eliminate the necessity for restaurants, hotels, and inns to serve food when selling alcoholic beverages. I don’t...

Is it time to rethink the Land Bank?

To the Editor: The Land Bank does not pay property taxes, and in fact takes property taxes off the tax roll. The Land Bank has an enormous amount of money in its kitty after the recent...

Land Bank has produced affordable housing

To the Editor: The Land Bank watched with interest the Island’s recent debate and deliberation over the Housing Bank. Although it is a conservation organization, the Land Bank has been involved in affordable housing planning and...

It is time for shopping in Menemsha

To the Editor: The crowds are mostly gone and the foliage is just starting to turn with the swamp maples and other trees tinged with bright red, orange and yellows. Tourist season and even the...

$100 is hardly a deterrent

To the Editor: Upon casually reviewing the court reports this week I noticed a troubling trend.For just the week of Oct 14-21 the majority of the infractions were dealing with people driving either without a...