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Bike paths do need work

To the Editor: Thank you to John Merrow and Eunki Seonwoo for their informative and timely articles in the Nov. 24 MV Times about the current state of our shared-used paths, and providing a perspective...

Tree lighting takes a village

To the Editor: It is difficult to find the right words to use at times, especially when it is important to do so. Each year for almost 30 years now, I have asked many people to...

Time is now for SSA to think electrification

To the Editor: With appreciation for Rob Hannemann's commentary on the need for an electrification master plan for the Steamship Authority, the SSA seems to be missing an opportunity to think more carefully, and planning...

Bins aren’t being used properly

To the Editor: The Red Cross is a wonderful organization, and its fundraising efforts should be well-supported. Among these efforts are collection bins in various places for donations of clothing and other items.  The down-Island Cronig’s...

Special delivery

To the Editor:  Earlier this afternoon, one of our booksellers called me to let me know that a gentleman had just come into the bookstore and wished to speak with me. I found him sitting...

Falling on deaf ears

To the Editor:  So, at the special town meeting in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday, Nov. 9, over half the people present held their yellow plackets high and voted "NO" to the parallel parking part of...

Superior treatment at MVH

To the Editor: I was recently admitted to the acute care unit of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. If the Queen of England could have seen the way I was treated during my stay, she would’ve been...

The new tornado alley

To the Editor: After two tornado warnings in the past months, I decided not to panic. I have ordered pairs of ruby slippers for our family, including our cat Wiggle, in case we have trouble...

Commitment and compassion recognized

To the Editor:  The board of directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard wants to take a moment during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and let all our staff know how much...

A legislative update 

To the Editor: Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, one thing is for certain: We live in interesting times. How we respond to the challenges we face will impact our lives and those of...

Healthy praise for hospital

To the Editor: As a recent patient at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, I send my highest regards and praise to the staff for their professionalism. The MVH is a Vineyard treasure. Gus Ben David Edgartown  

Too much of a good thing

To the Editor:  I live in a residential neighborhood in South Oak Bluffs, where there is a proposal to build affordable housing on an eight-acre plot next to the ice arena on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road....

Is it time to divorce Eversource?

To the Editor: The past few weeks have made it abundantly clear how much of an essential service the Island’s only electric utility provider, Eversource, is. And, with more climate-induced and stronger storms in our...

Picking up the pieces

To the Editor: This trash was collected roadside on Sunday on a three-mile walk on Old Farm Road, Tea Lane, and North Road. I know the what, where, and when. But who would be so...

That was then, this is now

To the Editor: We’ve come such a long way. If we knew then what we know now, would we have done things any differently? From unease to fear, to panic. New skills acquired. Mask making...

Takes issue with letter and editorial

To the Editor: I again take issue with Michael Bellissimo and his recent Letter to the Editor involving changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in West Tisbury. Here is a quote: "We are blessed...

CTAC plan is an important first step

To the Editor: The Black Lives Matter organization of Martha’s Vineyard (BLM MV) offers the following comments on the plan issued by the Chilmark Town Affairs Council (CTAC) related to proposed changes to both...

Urgent need for housing funds

To the Editor: This letter was also sent to the Massachusetts House and Senate. I am a longtime resident of West Tisbury. I serve on the town's affordable housing committee, and am therefore acutely aware of...

Vineyard captured in Christmas collection

To the Editor: The New England Village Christmas houses from Dept. 56 have added three significant buildings with accessory pieces that are a must have for Vineyarders, summer and year-round!  The Edgartown Lighthouse is especially meaningful...
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