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Save the corner

To the Editor: I’m writing in opposition to article 6 on the West Tisbury town warrant, which would authorize the development of an affordable housing project on town-owned land on the corner of State Road...

Quick action saved life and home

To the Editor: I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Deputy Chief Manny Rose and the firefighters in the Oak Bluffs and other departments for their rapid response to the early morning fire...

A positive SSA experience

To the Editor: There is so much negativity about the SSA, I feel compelled to add a positive note. On April 5, my husband and I took our car on the 9:30 am Island Home to...

Chiefs applauded for training

To the Editor: We must applaud the Martha's Vineyard Chiefs of Police Association for its vision and proactive coordination in establishing a need for implicit bias training and seeking a pre-eminently qualified and experienced training...

Oak Bluffs should join other towns in plastic ban

To the Editor: As the leader of the student group Plastic Free MV, I would like to take a moment to say “Thank you” to the residents of West Tisbury, Chilmark, Aquinnah, and Vineyard Haven...

Too many unanswered questions about field project

To the Editor: This letter was sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. As the LUPC begins its analysis of the benefits and detriments of the high school athletics complex application, which includes plastic grass fields, please...

Why take down the vines?

To the Editor: I don't know why, but I have often felt that this island is populated by well-educated people who have the well-being of the community in mind. That notion started to erode after we...

We’re ready

To the Editor: On Sunday, June 13, Tisbury voters will gather for a special town meeting on the school. The parent members of the Tisbury PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) would like to join the Tisbury...

SSA is not acting like a lifeline

To the Editor: In your April 28 editorial (“Moran’s missteps”), you argue that Senator Moran is naive for introducing a bill that gives donor port communities a meaningful say in Steamship Authority operations, and you...

A chance to approve housing

To the Editor: At the West Tisbury town meeting (5 pm, May 18), we have a chance to meet critical community needs by voting yes on Article 6, designating the vacant three acres of land...

Many thanks

To the Editor: To all my friends and family on the Vineyard and in the rest of the country who acknowledged my 100 years. Thank you for all the bouquets, plants, and goodies ... Every one...

Looking to the future in Tisbury

To the Editor: I write this letter in support of the Tisbury School building and renovation project. My wife Georgia and I have lived in Tisbury for the past 32 years on Daggett Avenue; both...

Be like Peter

To the Editor: Raise your children to emulate the character of Peter Herrmann, and the world will be a better place.  Gus Ben David Oak Bluffs

Vaccine distribution

To the Editor: On April 3, I scheduled my first-dose vaccination shot. It was the culmination of two weeks of attempts on the M.V. Hospital website. Whenever I previously tried to schedule a shot, the...

Weigh the financials

To the Editor: For the past 10 years, the West Tisbury finance committee has written an opinion editorial prior to the annual West Tisbury town meeting. Recommendations are the result of discussion within the finance...

Streetscape has done extensive outreach

To the Editor: As an elected member of the Oak Bluffs planning board and a member of the streetscape committee, I would like to offer a few additions/corrections to your last editorial regarding the streetscape...

Thank you, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

To the Editor: A few weeks ago, my dear friend and new mom Juliana Germani told me she had signed up more than 30 undocumented workers for vaccine appointments. “I’m up feeding Sadie in the...

Civics course is an exciting addition

To the Editor: Kudos to the MVRHS Social Studies Department for requiring a civics course for all seniors.  Most important, our students will learn both the structure of our government and the current events in the...

Grateful Valley is health spokesperson

To the Editor: I arrived on the Island in October 1991 to run the healthcare programs of Martha's Vineyard Community Services. One of my first encounters was with Maura Valley, then the assistant to the...

Time for SSA to listen to public input

To the Editor: The Southern Massachusetts Area Regional Transportation group, SMART, comprises people from Woods Hole, Falmouth, the Vineyard, Cape Cod, and elsewhere, concerned about safe, responsible, and reasonable transportation, protecting the environment, and maintaining...
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