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‘Herb was an amazing man’

To the Editor: Herb Foster passed away last week.  He was a mentor to me, encouraging us to write the book about the Vineyard in World War II. He enjoyed Land Bank walks like Tiasquam...

Upgrade from mediocre to excellent

To the Editor: As I read the Boston Globe today, I see photos and an article about the Fall 2 season, and football starting. Every photo had kids outside on their plowed, shoveled, and dry...

They deserve a level playing field

To the Editor: I graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2019, and was a captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams, and the field hockey team. I now run Division 1 track...

Keeping the arts alive

To the Editor: I would like to congratulate Chris Baer and Tiffiney Shoquist for the remarkable art department they have managed to keep alive during this pandemic. The work featured in the MV Times is...

Vaccine experience was positive

To the Editor: I had my first COVID vaccine at our hospital on Monday. I need to post a comment of how impressed I was with the organization of a very busy event — from...

Survival of the luckiest

To the Editor: We are now all contestants in the Hunger Games. To refresh your memory, this was the series of books about sadistic rulers who required their citizens to participate in a contest in...

Remembering Mr. Styron

To the Editor, As a former Island resident, and now part-time summer one, I found myself thinking, as of late with all that's going on in the world, of my time with one of the...

Plastic field doesn’t belong on the Island

To the Editor: This letter was originally sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. I hope that you and your families are all healthy, happy, and safe. I am writing to you today because our family is...

VTA adds to Island life

To the Editor: As a frequent bus rider, I want to salute the VTA. I'm excited by their approach to electric buses. Very progressive of them. It is one thing to talk about saving energy,...

Remembering Dr. Jones

To the Editor: Dr. Basil Jones died at Windemere in January. He was born in New York, of Jamaican ancestry, in 1927, and died a few months short of his 94th birthday. Basil grew up in...

Nothing funny about Zoom bombing

To the Editor: To the young men who Zoom-bombed the MVC hearing on the high school's proposal to upgrade its athletic fields: Your sexual harassment of a Martha's Vineyard Commission staff member and a teacher...

Too many drawbacks to field project

To the Editor: This is a copy of a letter sent to the Martha's Vineyard Commission and the Oak Bluffs planning board on Feb. 4. Thanks for the chance to share my opinion about the effort...

Beaches need places for users to go

To the Editor: The following is an email sent to officials in Edgartown and Dukes County. The purpose of this email is to alert you all to the dangerous situation that exists on the county beach,...

Some turf ‘facts’ need more research

To the Editor: Recently I read the green Huntress Sports sales presentation binder given to MVC members. The document contains pages with columns of “simple facts.” Many of the “facts” are opinions. Many “facts” are...

Your support made it possible

To the Editor: The words “thank you” do not even begin to express the gratitude that all of us at Red Stocking feel for all of you who supported us this year! As with every...

Spare this tree

To the Editor: Would someone please explain why this magnificent shade tree near the Net Result is not being protected by the Martha's Vineyard Commission? This tree is not on the bike path and it...

A wonderful man

To the Editor: Thank you for the interview with Steve Soriano. He is a wonderful man and a great addition to this community. He makes the world brighter for a great many people, with a...

Many thanks

To the Editor: The Island Food Pantry and I would like to say thank you to all of those who made donations at the Christmas display on County Road in Oak Bluffs in 2020. Because...

Field expert called into question

To the Editor:  On Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s first public hearing on the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s proposal to install a plastic field, engineer Chris Huntress said that in addition...

Level the playing field for all student athletes

To the Editor: This letter is in support of the proposed new synthetic track and field project at the high school, through the lens of Unified Athletics. Relatively new to MVRHS, Unified Athletics is a...
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