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Fish tales

To the Editor:  At first there were schoolies and squid to catch them with, but of course I wasn’t interested in them. The tide turned and water began to get deeper as I strolled around...

Remembering Arnie

To the Editor: Dear Cleaveland House Poets, never have I held you closer to my heart than at this moment. You are truly holding me up as I buoy those who need buoying at this...

Get that orange vest

To the Editor: The hunter-gatherers were out Saturday afternoon in Chilmark. I was gathering chestnut burrs for a holiday project, and parked next to these hunters, who were suiting up to go hunting. It reminded...

Protect voting freedoms

To the Editor: Republican-led legislatures in 18 states have passed 30 laws restricting voting since the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In their bitterness over losing a free and fair election, they’re doing...

Golf tournament was a success

To the Editor: On Sunday, Oct. 3, smiling faces, warm temperatures, and a favorable breeze greeted a sold-out course of golfers for the 33rd annual Big Golf Fore Kids Tournament at the Mink Meadows Golf...

Remembering Arnie

To the Editor: Winston Churchill’s words on the death of poet Rupert Brooke in World War I precisely sum up the sentiment so many of us feel toward the late Arnie Reisman: “The voice has...

Making a difference for those wrongly accused

To the Editor: Following the murder of George Floyd, a group began kneeling at Beetlebung Corner to honor the lives of Black, indigenous and people of color harmed or killed by law enforcement. During...

Island shows ‘compassion and generosity’

To the Editor:  We would like to thank everyone who participated in the fourth annual Darkness into Vineyard Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk on Sept. 25. The response to this event was phenomenal! The...

Library deserves community’s support

To the Editor: COVID converted me. While hunkered down, I discovered what many others already knew — libraries, including the Vineyard Haven Public Library — are not just about books. While we, of late, found new ways...

In a parallel universe

To the Editor: With the proposal to give Circuit Avenue a facelift on the verge of becoming reality, I submit a final plea to reconsider the aspect of converting angle parking to the dreaded parallel...

Swimming and running for a cause

To the Editor:  My name is Lou D’Agostino. I’m a Martha’s Vineyard local. On Oct. 7, I’ll be the first person to ever run and swim around the perimeter of Martha’s Vineyard and Chappaquiddick Island nonstop...

Civics needs to start with civility

To the Editor: While the merits of a civics course are debated, I think it may be best if the course had a prerequisite class in civility. Before we put kids in a class to...

Don’t deny medical care

To the Editor: How has humanity come to such a low point? It is hard for me to believe that I am reading letters in our own local newspaper about denying medical care to someone...

Civics needs to start with civility

To the Editor: While the merits of a civics course are debated, I think it may be best if the course had a prerequisite class in civility. Before we put kids in a class to...

Petition seeks to save Woods Hole from SSA development

To the Editor:  In order to save Woods Hole village from Steamship Authority overdevelopment, we are circulating a petition, change.org/SaveWoodsHoleVillage, that to date has 240 signatures. We want a sustainable plan that supports the original Nantucket,...

Tales and tails of summer

To the Editor: This summer, we have been grateful to partner with businesses along Circuit Ave. In spite of a busy season that was short on staff, business owners displayed photographs of animals in store...

An act of kindness

To the Editor:  I would like to thank the kind, honest person who found and turned in my lost Steamship Authority senior card on Labor Day. While it had some value on it, the more...

Stop the overruns, reduce terminal size

To the Editor:  I write from Woods Hole to my Vineyard neighbors about the significant cost overruns of the Woods Hole Steamship Authority construction project, and the opportunity we have to scale down the oversized...

Few religions are anti-vax

To the Editor: Katherine Scott, in her Letter to the Editor on August 31, utterly misunderstands Ken Rusczyk’s Letter to the Editor (August 18), which called for people who refuse to get vaccinated for the...
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