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Working together to allow market

To the Editor: Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society (MVAS) and Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) are pleased to announce that MVAS will host the West Tisbury Farmers Market once again this season at its property on Panhandle...

An example of collaborative conservation

To the Editor: During April 2022, while we were all focused on passing the housing bank in our towns, two separate articles appeared in the local newspapers announcing that the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, aided by the Land...

SSA’s in it for the money

To the Editor:  The SSA has once again shown it is only concerned about itself. In a constructive step, the SSA has agreed to allow a company to barge freight to Nantucket.  However, this authorization is only...

Grateful for rescue from fire

To the Editor: On Monday, May 9, my 97-year-old mother’s house in Tisbury burned down. No one was hurt, thank God. Marge Berlow’s rescue and good luck are a direct result of her caretaker’s grace...

Responding to MVC on ‘Aidylberg III’

To the Editor:  The Island Elderly Housing (IEH) board of directors offers this memo in response to the articles published in the Vineyard Gazette and Martha's Vineyard Times, along with comments made in the May...

On the draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade

To the Editor: When I learned the news of the draft revoking Roe v. Wade, I had to gather my thoughts. I set off with my dog, Kutter, and we walked through the Greenlands, by...

Island envy

To the Editor: You must admire the efficiency of Nantucket's annual meeting. The voters outlawed and legalized nips in one night!    Ken Rusczyk Oak Bluffs

SSA needs stronger governance

To the Editor: I recently read with dismay the comment attributed to Steamship Authority (SSA) board member Robert Jones that by allowing another company to bring freight to Nantucket, “we are going to lose dollars...

Financing a bridge to M.V.

To the Editor: My previous letter, “A bridge to Martha’s Vineyard?” (MV Times, April 20), cited the benefits to fighting climate change, improving the Island and Cape Cod traffic, commerce, trash management, and energy infrastructure....

Not proud of Chilmark and West Tisbury

To the Editor: As usual, I take issue with your recent editorial regarding Oak Bluffs and the Pride flag being flown on town flagpoles. Your editorials are pure poppycock. Here is the first sentence: "Martha’s Vineyard,...

Get out and paint

To the Editor: I want to share some encouragement with other seniors who may be stuck in a COVID rut of seclusion. It is spring. Plants are flowering, and so should we. It is time...

Supreme Court decision should be challenged

To the Editor: As a 91-year-old woman, I am outraged at the infamous act of discrimination toward young women of childbearing age, condemned by the most insensitive, male-dominated Supreme Court majority’s recent draft of a...

Congrats to Carly

To the Editor: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just announced its 2022 Inductees, which include our Island treasure Carly Simon. Carly joins a force of women to be inducted this year, including Dolly...

Time to move ahead together

To the Editor: Our responsibility as educators is to best support our Island’s children. I feel the MVRHS track and fields project was a proposal that would do just that.  Yet another responsibility as educators is...

Change the task force logo

To the Editor: I would like to comment on a recent heroin bust of a homeless man in Vineyard Haven. The picture presented by the Vineyard Haven Police, printed by The Times, is ridiculous. It's...

A triumphant return

To the Editor: Hurray! This past weekend the heartbeat of the M.V. Playhouse pounded loudly and triumphantly again.  Diretor David Behnke and the singing and cavorting cast of the Wicked Good Musical Revue dazzled the packed...

State’s ‘path of destruction’

To the Editor: I live at 68 Eastville Ave. If you are on-Island, you have seen the senseless destruction from the corner of County Avenue to the drawbridge. Calling this a bike path is misleading...

In this together

To the Editor: First of all, sincere thanks are due to The Martha’s Vineyard Times for its coverage of the MVRHS funding working group. This group is having an important discussion about how Vineyard property...

Field conditions cause injury

To the Editor: A copy of this letter was sent to the Oak Bluffs planning board.  April 27 was a normal postgame day for us on the lacrosse practice field. After an underwhelming performance against Monomoy,...

Build a model synthetic field

To the Editor:  I am the girls varsity coach at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. I am also one of MVRHS’s school adjustment counselors. I am the president of Martha’s Vineyard United, our local youth...