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April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

To the Editor: April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, sponsored by the Massachusetts-based Conversation Project. One of the best decisions we can make is deciding “what matters most” to us if we were to...

Where are they now?

To the Editor: Three years ago, this month, on the eve of a vote for the Tisbury School's fate, a group of 14 Vineyard Haven residents co-authored a letter to the editor (“A new suggested...

Stop the use of glyphosates

To the Editor: This letter was originally sent to Eversource vegetation management.  I am writing to respond to the period of public comment regarding Eversource’s plan for vegetation management in Tisbury. I strongly urge you not to...

End the filibuster

To the Editor: The filibuster is the procedure used to block or stop debate in the Senate on particular bills by debating them at length. We are now hearing much more about the filibuster during...

Don’t take a chance on synthetic turf

To the Editor: The following letter was submitted to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. I am writing to urge you to not permit the use of an artificial turf field in the new proposed high school athletic...

Make the tough, right choice

To the Editor: The following letter was submitted to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission about the school field project. Thank you, commissioners, for your investment of time and energy in this process. I respect this process, and...

Don’t allow commercial fishermen to take more stripers

To the Editor:  The following letter was also sent to the state Division of Marine Fisheries about proposed striped bass regulations. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on CMR 6.07. My name is W. Brice...

Ticks are already out and everywhere

To the Editor: As the weather warms and we start spending more time outdoors, I want to remind everyone that they need to protect themselves against ticks. As most people know, adult deer ticks are...

Keep bike path as it is

To the Editor: I have written three letters highlighting the fact that there is already a paved, well-lit, and safe bike path. No need to spend all they will need to spend to detour along...

Waiting our turn

OK, so I’m feeling a little hostile and mean-spirited right about now. I finally said it! My husband, my older half, just got his COVID vaccine. The Pfizer one. The second shot. Granted, he’s...

SSA’s decisions raise questions

To the Editor: What are we learning about the Steamship Authority? What is its vision to provide optimal services for its passengers? What is its concept of economy? Does the SSA attempt to compare itself...

Share your stimulus with those in need

To the Editor: A little while ago, a good friend told me she had received a stimulus check from the last (December 2020) federal COVID relief bill. She didn’t expect it, didn’t at all need...

Chief deserves praise

To the Editor: I would like to take the time to honor and thank Edgartown Fire Chief Alex Schaeffer. He is a wonderful human being, and certainly good at his job. Back in January, I was...

No laughing matter

To the Editor: I read with chagrin the March 18 editorial chastising our Oak Bluffs board of health, and in particular two members of the board — one being me — as taking the matter of...

MVH vaccine process deserves praise

To the Editor: For years I have felt compelled to critique Martha's Vineyard Hospital. In many cases, the critiques were warranted. But today, I write to praise their efforts. I just went through their COVID-19...

Support for driver’s license bill

To the Editor: Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation (MVSJLF) wholeheartedly supports HD.448/SD.273, An Act Relative to Work and Family Mobility. Many undocumented immigrants are driving in Massachusetts without a driver’s license, who aren’t insured or...

The goal of equality remains

To the Editor: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. –Equal Rights Amendment , as passed by the U.S....

Warms their hearts

To the Editor: We are thrilled to announce that our auction — Hearts of Gold, Bids for the Kids! — was a huge success. We couldn't have done it without the endless support of each and...

Mediation works

To the Editor: This morning in a Zoom meeting, I was gifted with the opportunity to experience a superb, succinct, and talented mediator in the person of Sara Barnes … no relation to the beloved...

Help ‘On Island’ continue its mission

To the Editor: By now, over 6,000 of us have seen “On Island,” the documentary film now streaming at onislandmv.org. “On Island” was filmed entirely on Martha’s Vineyard, and is succeeding in its mission to...
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