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Lost keys

To the Editor: After spending a long time in rehab hospitals due to a stroke, I was finally allowed to return to my beloved cottage in Oak Bluffs in December. As I stood at my...

Threats from the right haven’t come true

To the Editor:  I found it heartwarming that Obama won in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012. American society had apparently evolved sufficiently that enough white voters would now vote for a Black man to...

Takes issue with ‘Island community’

To the Editor: Once again I take issue with your editorial for the same thing you continue doing. Here are two quotes from the editorial. “The Island community lives on best when we’re doing what we...

Remembering Barbara Prada

To the Editor: Barbara Prada was the most dedicated and professional animal control officer I have ever worked with. She will be long remembered as one of Edgartown's most respected citizens.  Gus Ben David Edgartown

Our fragile Island

To the Editor: As a subscriber, I have always found The MV Times to be a fair and balanced newspaper covering life on Martha’s Vineyard from different perspectives, which is why I was so disappointed...

Conserve West Tisbury for the future

To the Editor: In an effort to preserve West Tisbury’s rural, cultural, and natural character, the intention of the Conserve West Tisbury bylaw is to clarify and further establish parameters for the design and construction...

Tear it down; build it up

To the Editor: A tried and true formula. Buy it, ignore it, and let neglect do its worst. Raze it, double the size of what was there, and call it an act of preservation or...

Keep an eye on legal challenges

To the Editor:  Those who take an interest in the development of offshore wind farms, in particular Vineyard Wind, may wish to read two recent legal documents that charge negligence is assessing potential harm to...

Donors make the magic happen

To the Editor: Once again, for the 83rd year, the Red Stocking Fund is eternally grateful to the Martha’s Vineyard community and all of our donors, near and far, for helping us make the magic...

Don’t erase history

To the Editor: I’m dismayed at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s willingness to raze yet another historic Vineyard home that has essentially been demolished by neglect. A very few years ago, and for decades, the Edwin Luce...

Thank you, SSA 

To the Editor: The Steamship Authority was incredibly helpful in our time of need. We would like to thank workers Debbie, Joey, Kathleen Parson, and Rich Connors in Vineyard Haven, and Mike Waddington in Woods...

Cheers for hospital staff

To the Editor: Bravo to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital Emergency Room staff! We were visiting MV over the holidays and had to go to the ER on Dec. 24, for a small but urgent medical...

Stipends would attract diverse commissioners

To the Editor: At Monday’s Edgartown select board meeting, I was dismayed to see Edgartown select board members refuse to consider stipends for members of the future housing bank commission. The housing bank warrant article,...

Climate change deserves more attention

To the Editor:  As I took a Christmas Day walk along South Beach with my Labrador retriever, I was dismayed to see signs of the unremitting beach erosion. It appears that several tons of sand...

Impressive performances

To the Editor: Wow! Were we ever impressed when my husband, Jamie, and I attended the Winter Concert at the PAC at MVRHS the week before Christmas. What a treat to see all the kids...

A place so seniors can stay

To the Editor: This letter is in strong support of the Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard project proposed for Edgartown. As a 70-year resident of Chappy, from seasonal to now full-time, and a priest...

What is a home? 

Last night I drove home from a trip off-Island through heavy holiday rush-hour traffic. While this is not unusual for this time of year, it has been clear that there are many new friends...

Housing bank over Land Bank

To the Editor: I see that Edgartown is weighing whether to come on board in favor of the housing bank. What the town boards need to consider is whether our Island is running out of...

My holiday plea to the Grinch 

My cherished delights — oh where did they go? My needlepoints, favorite fabrics, my beloved dominoes! They were FedExed in a box weighing 86 pounds. And dropped at my door in May. That box has never...

Project deserves town’s support

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard as proposed on land in Edgartown. I am not a resident of Edgartown, but I am a lifelong Island visitor and resident,...