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Support opinions in editorial pages

To the Editor: We are writing in support of opinions set forth in two essays that appeared in The Times on April 4.  The first was written by Jack Fruchtman, who makes a persuasive argument that...

Two sides to immigration coin

To the Editor: In response to Jack Fruchtman’s article “The more immigration we have, the better off we are,” I would like to include three points. Most Americans agree with “legal immigration.” The persons seeking...

Support for Oak Bluffs zoning amendments

To the Editor: Thank you for the article by Ewell Hopkins and the article about Mr. Hopkins and the letter and full-page ad opposing the planning board’s proposed zoning changes.  We all owe Ewell Hopkins...

Island at a tipping point or has it tipped over? 

To the Editor: As all of the towns on Martha’s Vineyard approach Annual Town Meetings, it is imperative that the environmental health of our beloved Island be a shared priority.  The towns on Martha’s Vineyard have...

Home business article a detriment to Oak Bluffs

To the Editor: There are seemingly modest changes proposed in the bylaws related to Section 3.2.4 (“Home Businesses” as of right) and 3.2.5 (“Home Businesses” by special permit) at Oak Bluffs town meeting. This matter...

Grateful for Delahunt’s service

To the Editor: I note with sadness the passing of Congressman Bill Delahunt. He was a true friend of the Vineyard. I am most grateful for his help in arranging for the Steamship Authority to...

Bridge collapse a warning for local transportation

To the Editor: On the heels of the major bridge collapse yesterday in my hometown, Baltimore, the fragility of our transport system became all too apparent. This point was driven home by my observations at...

SSA captain demonstrated excellent seamanship

To the Editor: I am not shy about expressing my displeasure when the SSA does not perform well. I also do not want to miss an opportunity to express my pleasure when something goes well. On...

Oak Bluff voters need to be aware

To the Editor: I believe that the Oak Bluffs planning board’s recommendations for rezoning five areas of the town are not getting enough notice by the public. My particular concern is the three areas that...

Wrong pick for Chilmark principal 

To the Editor: The million-dollar question: Why not choose the exceptionally qualified, thoughtfully bright Island candidate with guaranteed housing and personal, historical knowledge of the place and its culture? Wow. What an extraordinary loss for...

Keep our residential neighborhoods residential

To the Editor: The Tisbury planning board is inviting public comment on the nature of our neighborhoods on Tuesday, April 2, at 5 pm at a Zoom meeting. Please get involved to keep our residential...

Anti-racism takes patience

To the Editor: I attended the standing-room-only NAACP panel on microaggressions held at the Hebrew Center on Sunday, March 17. The panel and moderator were excellent, and the audience was well-engaged. Many questions from the...

Attend Oak Bluffs town meeting

To the Editor: Some of you have received several notifications from us. This will be one of the last.  We want you to know we realize asking people to attend town meeting is a big ask....

Call for Island-wide approach to zoning

To the Editor: On April 9, I understand residents of Oak Bluff will have their annual town meeting, and this year that will include voting on what is affectionately known as the townwide Light Industrial...

Support ban on traveling circuses

To the Editor: Please, support Massachusetts Bills H.3245, S.2197, and S. 2189 that will ban traveling circuses with elephants, big cats, primates, and giraffes from coming into the state. Contact your representatives and ask them...

Future uncertain for Island croquet club

To the Editor: The Edgartown Croquet Club has been on the Island in one form or another since 1981. Croquet, in all its forms (backyard, golf, association, American six-wicket and nine-wicket) is a beloved sport...

‘Wicked good’ performance

To the Editor: Despite the cold March winds and rain, the robust heart of Martha’s Vineyard was beating warm and loud and fast this past weekend at the M.V. Playhouse. Hats off to the Wicked...

Beach theft in progress

To the Editor: Who among us would dispute that all public land should remain in public hands? We support the decisions of Island officials regarding the management of public parks, beaches, and tennis courts. But...

Endorsement for traditional lighthouse pattern

To the Editor: I'd like to second Jeff Madison's idea that the signal from the new lens at the Gay Head lighthouse mimic the traditional pattern, three whites and a red.   Whit Griswold West Tisbury

Airport commission responds to misinformation

To the Editor: There has been a great deal of misinformation that has appeared in the media and online concerning the lease for 20 Airport Road, in which Animal Health Care (AHC) is currently located....