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Land Bank: Road infrastructure should match bucolic charm

To the Editor: The following is a copy of a letter sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. I am writing, on behalf of the , regarding two development proposals that it understands to be under...

Support Steamship workers

To the Editor: I am writing in support of the Steamship Authority workers in their continued negotiations to receive a fair contract. As a commuter, I feel I am in a perfect position to see...

Pressing for even more Cape Poge restrictions

To the Editor: A select number of Cape Poge landowners have provided fresh evidence of their insatiable appetite for the destruction of public rights. Not satisfied with their “victory” of newly established rules for OSV...

A call for better access for those in mental health crisis

To the Editor: We have something on Martha’s Vineyard that people around the country have been clamoring for since spring of 2020: a police force ready, willing, and able to introduce a co-responder program, allowing...

Thanks for the support

To the Editor: We can’t thank the Martha’s Vineyard community enough for the outpouring of support during National Nurses Week (May 6–12). The week was filled with activities, snacks, and gifts, with local businesses providing spa...

Cost of living is too high

If you are as shocked as our families are by the high prices every time you go into a store on the Vineyard, then you understand how important it is to have the prices...

How to restore a herring run

To the Editor: In connection with the story "Herring runs depleted across the Island" (May 29), readers may be interested to learn of Plymouth's experience. In the third week of April 2022, I went to Plymouth...

Kevin from heaven

To the Editor: Last Friday, my car broke down in front of Cumberland Farms in Vineyard Haven. No problemo. I called AAA, and they promised to send someone out within the hour. An hour and a half...

Slow down, lives depend on it

To the Editor: Over three days, on two streets, a terrible tally: three dead catbirds, three dead squirrels — make that four — one more casualty of commuter traffic since I wrote this, walked our...

Let’s look at ourselves 

To the Editor: We dodged a bullet, but the bullets are all around us — mental illness, and the possibility of violence. Institutions, media, and the Vineyard’s boosters play a dangerous game of “come spend your...

In favor of Swimming Place Path

To the Editor: I was disappointed to read of my neighbors’ objection to the Swimming Place Path project that Edgartown is planning. I live in Edgartown Estates too, and have for more than 30 years....

Hats off to James Hagerty

To the Editor: I want to give a salute and huge shout-out to James Hagerty (Lt. Col.), the town administrator for the town of Edgartown. My wife Phyllis and I drove along Atlantic Drive at South...

Thanks to the Island’s first responders

To the Editor: This week is National EMS Week, and we would be remiss if we did not recognize and applaud the excellent partnership Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has with all of our first responders here...

Appreciating our Island bookstores

To the Editor: What better way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon during a spring that is far too delayed for my liking than browsing in a bookstore — Edgartown Books, to be exact? The...

Both sides responsible for peace

To the Editor: I am writing in reply to David Mintz's letter regarding student protests and the war in Gaza. It's so easy to call for a ceasefire, but what is your endgame? What do...

Island seniors face tax disparity

To the Editor: This letter was sent to state lawmakers representing the Islands. As the Island coordinator for the volunteer AARP Tax Aide program for nearly 20 years, and as a retired tax attorney, I am...

Appreciation for local spa 

To the Editor: I am a former Island resident and nurse at M.V. Hospital, and I still spend a part of my summer here and visit many times during the year, as my heart, like...

Smooth ride on the SSA

To the Editor: We often hear disparaging comments about the Steamship Authority, so it feels good to compliment good service. I sold my 1948 Jeepster to a man in America, and had to get the car...

It isn’t just whales hurt by fishing

To the Editor: Did your lobster kill a whale? The chances are higher than you might think. Entanglement from discarded lobster fishing gear is one of the biggest threats to North Atlantic right whales and...

Time to get rid of gas-powered lawn care

To the Editor: Just when the weather has finally improved enough to sit quietly on my porch and read, or doze, the peacefulness is constantly shattered by the most obnoxious noise, that of gas-powered landscaping...