Letters to the Editor

Unified mask enforcement needed

To the Editor: This is not safe. Visitors now have the impression that they can let down their guard, take off their masks, crowd together and relax on Martha’s Vineyard. They put themselves and all...

What we believe

To the Editor: Last week, The MV Times posted a story about Rockland Trust and an apparent complaint about a Black Lives Matter sign in which our business, Rosewater Market, was mentioned — along with...

Do the right — and left — thing

To the Editor: Cyclists, when was the last time you said “On your left” or “On your right” when coming up behind someone on the bike path? While walking yesterday, about 15 bikes passed me....

Let freedom ring

To the Editor: This Fourth of July will be the first Fourth of July without residents, shoppers, and merchants gathering on Main Street to share in our annual Ringing of Freedom Bells. In June 1963,...

Show respect, wear a mask

To the Editor: On June 1, a protest of historic proportions occurred at Five Corners. About 400 people showed up to take a knee against police violence. There were some on the online forum of The...

Legion will fly your flag

To the Editor: As you know, many U.S. flags that have covered the casket of a loved one are sitting and collecting dust, or packed away someplace, as many families cannot use them and do...

Congratulations are in order

To the Editor: It gives me great pleasure every year to be invited by the remarkable Chris Baer, director of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School art department, to the art show organized by his...

Save the shade trees

To the Editor: The MVC’s Climate Action Task Force has a good selection of capable people who are looking at the issue of energy use, and the direction and goals are fine for what they...

Spokémon needs your help

To the Editor: Inasmuch as Spokémon will be unwilling to clear bike path debris for the foreseeable future, he asks that everyone dispose of gloves, masks, nips, butts, cans, bottles, wipes, papers, and contraband safely...

Rename Pease’s Point Way

To the Editor: In the summer of 1925, a small town in Tennessee made a name for itself. The town’s name was Dayton. Most people probably do not remember Dayton, but they remember what Dayton...

Commission should deny project

To the Editor: The Martha's Vineyard Commission will hold a final public meeting (via Zoom) Thursday, July 2, on the proposed luxury housing development in the Edgartown Great Pond watershed. Many Islanders have voiced their...

Add amenities at the beach

To the Editor: As we approach our town election, and as we move forward together in a difficult time, I have a request to make of our new select board. For 33 years, I have lived...

Still more to conserve

To the Editor: The Vineyard Conservation Society would like to express our deep appreciation for the kind letter by Melissa Lawry (“Thank you, Vineyard Conservation Society”) in last week’s Times, which called readers’ attention to...

Polar Bears cancel season

To the Editor: Thank you, MV Times, for including the Polar Bears of M.V. in your photo feature “Summer Lovin’: What We Love Most About the Upcoming Season” (June 11). It is with much sadness that...

Gloves and masks along the roadsides?

To the Editor: Seeing too many disposable gloves and face masks on my walks along the roadsides. Please, take them home with you and dispose of them properly during this pandemic. Not only is it...

A call for compassion by visitors

To the Editor: The following is a letter sent to Steve Bernier at Cronig’s. First and foremost — thank you. Two short words to convey a depth of appreciation and gratitude for how you and your employees...

Many to thank for graduation’s success

To the Editor: On behalf of the eighth grade Edgartown School class of 2020, I want to thank all the folks who made this year's eighth grade graduation ceremony and celebration extra-special.  A sincere thank-you to...

Move to Ag Hall was ‘glorious’

To the Editor: As my mother would say, today was a glorious day. Mom said that a lot, especially when a perfect summer day allowed all seven of us to play outside from dawn to dusk....

Time to police masks

To the Editor: I think it is a disgrace that social distancing and face masks are not being enforced in Oak Bluffs. We have some of the finest police enforcement agencies here on the Island. Please...

Will West Tisbury return the favor?

To the Editor: The town of West Tisbury is having its annual town meeting in the Tabernacle, for free, in Oak Bluffs because of the pandemic. What a fine example of a neighborly community. The...