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Love thy neighbor, with a mask on

To the Editor: We, the evangelical pastors of Martha’s Vineyard, wanted to say that we’ve been watching the recent spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases with great concern — and that we’re committed to maintaining our...

Second Hand Store closes

To the Editor: It has been a tumultuous 2020. Lockdowns, school closures, health concerns, and loss of employment have had a severe impact on businesses within our community, and the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls...

One more plea for symmetrical road

To the Editor: You could say we are making progress on Beach Road. After all, most of the best trees are saved. It appears that also — though no one tells us — anything — actually...

Sewer issue requires transparency

To the Editor: I read with interest the report of illegal groundwater flow by the Mansion House into the town’s wastewater treatment plant, as well as the Letter to the Editor from the owners. The...

Say their names

To the Editor: Thank you, Dana Nunes, Sterling Bishop, Abigail McGrath, Aquinnah Hill, Malik Johnson, Maggie Riseborough, Isadora Brito, Dhakir Warren, India Rose, Lauryn Bond, Suesan Stovall, Anna Della, Lisette Williams, and Chip Coblyn, for...

There are other voices out there

To the Editor: “Voices on Racism” was an inspired contribution by The MV Times to understanding race and racism, not just on the Vineyard, but in America. I read every piece — they were so...

Review committee’s findings were thorough

To the Editor: On Nov. 9, the Church Street Review Committee submitted its report to the Edgartown board of selectmen on the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) proposal to install inductive bus battery chargers in...

Inn owners haven’t been good neighbors

To the Editor: I am a neighbor of the Lambert’s Cove Inn, and am stunned by the owners’ self-serving and disingenuous response to your article and editorial exposing the COVID cluster that was caused by...

The myth of Thanksgiving

To the Editor: The current American struggle with white nationalism is not just a moment in time. It is the product of centuries of political, social, cultural, and economic developments that convinced a critical mass...

Mansion House is working on sewer solution

To the Editor: From the night of the fire that destroyed the Tisbury Inn in December 2001, to our reopening in July 2003, a matter of months elapsed. We can’t begin to describe the many...

Church Street review was thoughtful and thorough

To the Editor: We, the Island community members of the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) advisory board, wish to thank the nine members of the Edgartown Church Street Review Committee for doing such thoughtful work....

Wedding didn’t follow the rules

To the Editor: Thanks for your recent article about the Lambert’s Cove Inn and the wedding party hosted there that led to a large cluster of COVID cases. It appears that neither the guests nor...

A maskless day at the beach

To the Editor: One late-blooming autumn afternoon in early October, my friend and I decided to take one last walk on Lambert’s Cove Beach. The first thing we encountered was a large sign saying “MASKS...

Help the Council on Aging this year

To the Editor: The Edgartown Firemen’s Association hopes that you and your family are healthy and safe during these stressful and uncertain times. We recognize the hardship this pandemic has brought to our friends and...

Lambert’s Cove owners respond to wedding story

To the Editor: We have reviewed an article in The MV Times regarding the wedding featured in Vogue magazine that we feel presents inaccurate information designed to create controversy with little regard for the confidentiality...

Death with Dignity deserves support

To the Editor: In addition to providing much-needed medical and economic relief for Massachusetts communities during the COVID-19 crisis, I'd like to see our legislature provide relief to many of our fellow citizens who are...

Tick observations sought

To the Editor: It seems strange to be writing about ticks in the middle of the COVID-19 surge, but I have a couple of things I would like to pass on, as well as a...

Port council in need of new members

To the Editor: Robert Huss, the Oak Bluffs port council member, and George Balco, the Tisbury port council member, have served their port towns and the Island of M.V. since 2005 and 2009, respectively. They...

Acts of selfishness

To the Editor: The steep rise in COVID cases is an act of selfishness, not complacency. For the majority of us, we have barely left our homes or the Island these past nine months. Outings...

It was a mistake to embrace Republicans

To the Editor: Donald Trump was not, is not, and never will be an anomaly. He is not a joke so much as he is the punchline implicating the entire political project of the U.S....
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