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The lights are on again in the Yellow House

 To the Editor: After almost two decades of neglect and legal wrangling the lights are finally on again in the Yellow House at the corner of Summer & Main in downtown Edgartown. And despite the...

Time is now to register to vote

To the Editor: A year ago the League of Women Voters of Martha's Vineyard held committee meetings to create a plan for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the...

Stevie will always be remembered

To the Editor: Martha’s Vineyard lost a true Island treasure when Stephen W. (“Stevie”) Rose passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the age of 76. He was a fixture at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Michelle Obama for VP

To the Editor: I'm an Australian living between Singapore and Palm Springs, Calif. Loved the U.S. since I was a kid. And like many others of my generation, wanted everything that was American. What has...

Asking for the county’s vote

To the Editor: Normally, I would wait to write a letter like this until closer to the Democratic primary on Sept. 1. But this year, Election Day is coming a lot sooner for those wisely...

A better option is needed

To the Editor: I feel gratitude every day for living in Vineyard Haven, this lovely little town filled with good people. My life intersects with so many of you in one way or another from...

Flagged for being disagreeable

To the Editor: Yesterday I experienced something akin to road rage. I left the parking lot of Cronig’s on State Road, and was headed toward the Post Office. I did not cut anyone off while getting into...

Care and compassion

To the Editor: On Friday, July 17, 2020, our 14-year-old German Shepherd, Sasha, took a sudden turn for the worse. She was clearly suffering and needed to be put down, something we had been anticipating...

No questions about John Moffet

To the Editor: I was very sad to read that John Moffet had died. His obituary, written by his family, was very interesting, but I would like to mention a big part of John's life....

Speak out against federal use of force

To the Editor: I have been reading with great alarm and dismay about the "Homeland Security" secret police who have been deployed by the Trump administration to quell the weeks-long, largely peaceful protests in Portland,...

Rules of the road — and bike paths

To the Editor: Recent letters to the editors in both Island newspapers raised questions about the use of the Vineyard’s “bike” paths. The Island’s nearly 40 miles of bike paths are technically “shared use paths”...

Trump is no FDR

To the Editor: Some days ago I listened to Donald Trump on TV, giving his usual what - me- worry spin to the rising number of coronavirus cases. I heard him say, “Ninety-nine percent of...

You’re not being neighborly

To the Editor: I went to the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs for the West Tisbury town meeting. I stood by the entrance by myself, with a protest sign that read, "Why can't I go...

More to the story of worker shortage

To the Editor: George Brennan’s July 8 article “Plenty of jobs; few workers” is but a ‘first pancake’ in the tall stack of questions that should be posed to Island business leaders and corporations within...

A difficult lesson learned

To the editor: As a resident of Tisbury, I as others have experienced a lot of pain over the school project. We have heard considerable dissension and listened to too many accusations of blame. What...

The unspoken problems at the beach

To the Editor: The following letter was sent to Edgartown town administrator James Hagerty.  Please forward this email to Art Smadbeck, as the Edgartown selectman on the Dukes County Advisory Board, and to the two other...

Time to get public involved

To the Editor: I watched the recording of the Tisbury School Building committee. Your article on the meeting (“Building committee goes with $56.7 million option,” July 2) was spot-on. What was missing was the painful...

Shunner stunner

To the Editor: There will be no cocktail parties on Martha's Vineyard this summer because of COVID-19. On the positive side, Alan Dershowitz won't be able to whine about being shunned. Charles Pinck Chilmark

Summer starts now! Are you ready?

To the Editor: The summer of 2020 will resemble many previous summers, e.g., snarled traffic, difficulty getting off and on the Island by ferry, expensive restaurants and entertainment offerings, and difficulty in seeing friends. Why...

MVC should reject Meeting House Place

To the Editor: With respect to the proposed Meeting House Place development, there are considerations as to affordable housing and "downsize" housing. But upon closer inspection, can these goals be met elsewhere on the Island...