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Turf field ignores the greater community good

To the Editor: From the point of view of student and community health, environmental health, financial impacts, and basic equity, the artificial turf project at the MVRHS elicits extreme cognitive dissonance. Why cognitive dissonance? Because...

Both houses of Congress need to impeach

To the Editor: On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Vineyard activists woke up to the welcome news that the Rev. Raphael Warnock had won his special election, and was now a U.S. senator-elect from Georgia. Warnock has...

An inaccurate portrayal

To the Editor: In 10 years, I have never needed to emphatically rebut a Times article, but Friday’s article, titled “This was not a huge angry mob” (Jan. 8) is not just inaccurate, it’s dangerous....

‘What I saw broke my heart’

To the Editor: An eyewitness said it was mostly peaceful? Good for him. What I saw broke my heart. That gun rights advocate in Nancy Pelosi"s office violating her space. The Confederate flag being proudly...

Help the League of Women Voters

To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard has run its signature fundraiser for more than 10 years. We collect inkjet printer cartridges at various sites around the Island and recycle them...

Will Land Bank allow access to Lambert’s Cove?

To the Editor: Congratulations to the M.V. Land Bank on its recent purchases in Tisbury on Tashmoo Neck and in West Tisbury on James Pond. Together with acquisition of the Red Gate Farm property in...

Push for artificial field raises questions

To the Editor: This letter was also sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Oak Bluffs planning board, and Oak Bluffs selectmen. I am writing regarding the proposed athletic project at MVRHS. As some of you may...

Open up to other viewpoints

To the Editor: In characterizing Republicans by implication as operating out of "fear of threats or conspiracies founded on delusion and irrationality," Jack Fruchtman (“The persistence of a paranoid style,” Dec. 31) further inflames the...

Make sidewalks permeable

To the Editor:  Flooding increased by impermeable surfaces will increase volume and velocity — all of it very damaging. The Times is constantly inundated. One would think The Times, the local paper, and in the direct...

2021: A New Year’s resolution for our future

To the Editor: Goodbye, 2020! After this year of unmitigated stress, fear, and grief, we are ripe for a new beginning, for hope and positivity. I hereby propose that each of us make the mother of...

An opportunity to serve

To the Editor: On behalf of our county, the Dukes County Commissioners are soliciting applications for the following appointments: Dukes County Regional Housing Authority (one seat representing Oak Bluffs), three-year term; Airport Commission (two seats),...

The flip side

To the Editor: The eloquently penned letter to the editor titled “A little-known important collaboration” (Dec. 8), concerning the partnership between the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank and the Island affordable housing groups, would have the...

Common ground

To the Editor: In my time spent teaching reading to adults, I have found that there are foreign words that are not always common to me. They are so familiar to some that it comes...

A little-known, important collaboration

To the Editor: Collaboration, in all areas, is a key to a promising future for Martha’s Vineyard. Fortunately, a longstanding collaboration does exist between the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission and the Island affordable housing...

Lots to be thankful for at IEH

To the Editor: On behalf of the board of directors of Island Elderly Housing, Inc. (IEH), I write to share our gratitude for the dozens of people who came together to provide Thanksgiving dinners to...

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...
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