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Generous support for CROP Walk

To the Editor: Over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the 2022 Martha’s Vineyard CROP Hunger Walk continued to receive contributions, and we’re delighted to now share that we raised $26,174.51. This is the outcome of...

Fill these dreary days 

To the Editor: As we ease into a new month, likely filled with more dreary, drab, days, it’s a good time to pick up a good book, and I have three to recommend: small publications...

Thankful for affordable housing for seniors

To the Editor: The West Tisbury affordable housing committee deserves praise and a hearty “thank you” from the Island's aging adult population as it unanimously voted to create new apartments that will allow older adults...

Focus on vision

To the Editor: At its meeting last evening (Jan. 24), the West Tisbury affordable housing committee unanimously agreed that the development of the affordable housing land at 401 State Road should help meet the needs...

Second port 20 years overdue

Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Steamship Authority for a variety of poor reasons, refuse to establish a second mainland port. This port is 20 years overdue. It is necessary to alleviate the dangerous overuse...

Is moving the only answer?

I decided to do some research on the Falmouth problem with the windfarm lawsuit. I will make it as short as possible and just include some of the key points.  #1. The idea of suing...

Happy to be in 2023

To the Editor: A warm thank you to all those involved in offering me assistance and providing good medical care when I experienced a silent heart attack back on Friday, Nov. 4! I appreciate how...

Name game

To the Editor: Here is a quote from George Brennan's last essay regarding the end of his job as editor: "At the risk of feeling the wrath of Eric Albert one more time — I...

Setting the TTOR record straight

To the Editor: The Trustees was surprised and disappointed by Abigail Rosen’s Jan. 4 story, “‘It almost feels spiteful.’” The article addressed the reaction of local officials to our decision not to lead the second...

Applauding the Playreaders

To the Editor:  Bravos and a hearty thank-you to the Luce Playreaders for a superb performance of “I and You” to benefit the Vineyard Haven Public Library building fund. Our Vineyard community packed the house...

Government needs young people 

To the Editor: After four years as your Dukes County commissioner, I have decided to step aside as I prepare to start law school in the fall of 2023. I would be remiss if I...

MVCET program trains wind techs

To the Editor: I was so pleased to see the lively article about Gabe Bellebuono's love of his new position as a GE wind technician (“High energy,” Jan. 4). It's great that The MV Times...

Katharine Cornell’s intent was clear

To the Editor: This letter was also sent to the Tisbury select board. For the last dozen years, I have been a trustee of the Peter C. Cornell Trust, a charitable trust founded by Peter C....

The Steamship Authority: The anti-lifeline

To the Editor: The Steamship Authority calls itself “lifeline to the Islands,” but is it? On Christmas Eve, when the storm had mostly abated and the winds were down around 25 miles an hour or...

Many thanks to Crossland

To the Editor: Renova would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Mark at Crossland Landscape. Mark was an asset to our project at the East Chop Lighthouse, and went above and beyond to ensure...

Patriot story brought back memories

To the Editor: I loved reading “Tietje to the rescue!” (Dec. 28) in The Times. His dad and I, as teenagers in New Jersey, once won a “lucky number” dance. You remember these special events...

It takes a village

To the Editor: Island Elderly Housing is looking back on the holiday season with a feeling of great appreciation, and would like to publicly acknowledge the following individuals and organizations who went out of their...

Friday’s flooding was a glimpse

To the Editor: The widespread flooding on Friday, Dec. 23, is a good indicator of what’s to come more frequently, or perhaps permanently, depending on anticipated events in Antarctica. All three down-Island towns and Menemsha...

Powerful appreciation

To the Editor: On Dec. 23, the night winter storm Elliott ramped up across Martha’s Vineyard, a powerful gust of wind that sounded like a freight train roared up the ravine next to our home...

Veterans are appreciative

To the Editor: The Martha’s Vineyard Veterans Transitional and Affordable Housing Committee, initiated by the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) Veterans Services Program and facilitated by Dr. Robert Tankard, outreach worker/advocate, and Tom Bennett, director...