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Plastic free?

To the Editor: If the Tisbury plastic water bottle ban is supposed to prevent the sale of said bottles why are the grocery stores allowed to sell hundreds or thousands of them every day? Just...

Dr. Michotek’s practice is valued

To the Editor:  I am writing to voice our disappointment that Dr. Michotek will be discontinuing his medical practice. Dr. Michotek has treated my 92-year-old father and prior to her recent death, my 94-year-old mother-in-law,...

Support for housing bill 

To the Editor: I write today in support of H.2895, an act empowering cities and towns to impose a fee on home sales over $1 million to support affordable housing. I am a member of the...

Tiasquam Road property will be restored

To the Editor: On July 16th, the anniversary of our dad’s birthday, our family celebrated a closing with the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank to purchase our family home on 18 Tiasquam Road. Our dad grew...

Affordable housing is part of the solution

To the Editor: This letter was sent in support of H.2895 to the Joint Committee on Revenue. I write today in support of H.2895, an act empowering cities and towns to impose a fee on home...

Please get vaccinated

To the Editor: The following is from the New York Times. I endorse it. I am worried about the possibilities of the transformation of this pandemic. I do not want to lose people I love...

Dr. Michotek fills important need

To the Editor: The decision by Dr. Michael Michotek to close his practice on the Vineyard is very disturbing. It is completely beyond my comprehension why the Martha's Vineyard Hospital would make it in any...

Be open about club plans

To the Editor: An open letter to the board of the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club: Congratulations on the closing of the land deal for the new campus. As you formally launch the public fundraising...

SSA terminal creates serious concerns

To the Editor: This letter is to express my great concern about what are several very serious and complicated situations associated with the Steamship Authority’s (SSA) landside construction project in Woods Hole.  The first is the...

Master plan needed for Harbor View

To the Editor: Thanks to the Gazette for highlighting the critical issue of commercial creep on our Island. Their call to deny the request by the Harbor View Hotel for a large spa expansion and...

MVC provided thorough review of field project

To the Editor: I wanted to publicly thank the Martha's Vineyard commissioners for approving the plans for the MVRHS athletic complex. I can imagine how grueling and arduous that 16-month process had been. I commend...

Fluke for Luke is a touching tribute

To the Editor: I wanted to thank everyone in the Fluke for Luke family for such a great weekend! Jacob, Sam, and I are truly blessed and feel immensely grateful for the love and support...

Disappointed in losing Dr. Michotek

To the Editor: As patients of Dr. Michael Michotek, my husband and I are devastated to learn that he will no longer be our primary care physician. We are two of those older patients “with...

MVC made the right choice on field

To the Editor: I am writing to say a big “thank you” to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) for approving the synthetic turf field project for the high school athletic field. I know this was...

Olympic decision was unjust

To the Editor, The Olympic gods’ decision to ban Sha'Carri Richardson for a positive test for marijuana is a shameless injustice to a talented runner. I have run well over 60,000 miles on our Island...

Reframe thinking about housing

To the Editor: As affordable housing is now firmly at the forefront of our community discourse, I am compelled to address some of the arguments that have been posed against various housing projects around the...

Cherry tree damaged

To the Editor:  To the owner of the truck that hit our cherry tree and tore a limb off, which fell to the street blocking the road, it would have been nice of you to...

A wonderful opportunity for teamwork

To the Editor: As a summer resident on Martha’s Vineyard for over 60 years, and a property owner on East Chop since 1972, I joined many of my neighbors to support the East Chop Association...

Disappointed by health board decision

To the Editor: Wow. When it comes to governance and leadership, each day I am even more disappointed. I attended this week's West Tisbury board of health meeting (July 8) because the COVID-19 vaccination mandate...

Democratic Council supports housing bank

To the Editor: The Democratic Council of Martha’s Vineyard (“MV Dems”) wholeheartedly supports the work of the Coalition to Create the M.V. Housing Bank (CCMVHB). The MV Dems, whose members come from all six island...
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