Monday, December 5, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Helping hand when it was needed

To the Editor: This is in reference to the article in last week’s paper, “Upheaval at church food program."  I have known Joe Capobianco and his family for almost 30 years. During some rough spots when...

SSA board ignores Falmouth freight complaints

To the Editor: The Steamship Authority continues its scorched-earth approach for freight truck scheduling through Falmouth and Woods Hole neighborhoods. Last month the Steamship Authority board approved its Section 15A Report by a vote of 3...

Committee brings ‘meaningful results’

To the Editor: With regard to the article in the Oct. 20 edition titled “W.T. affordable housing committee on hot seat,” it would seem that the title belies the content. Far from being on a...

No fare increase, reservation changes for Islanders

To the Editor: As the M.V. board member on the SSA, I’d like to inform Islanders about some significant moves approved at yesterday’s board meeting, held on M.V. at the Film Center in Vineyard Haven....

Church had reasons to let Capobianco go

To the Editor: I am wondering why The MV Times found this article so newsworthy, especially with the headline “Upheaval at church food program” (Oct. 17), then with the subtitle, “Capobianco ‘disgusted’ at church HR...

Keep bike path open

To the Editor: I am concerned that the bike path that runs along Veterans Park is closed for 14 days during the three-day Beach Road Music Festival every summer. My children, their friends, myself, my...

Island’s actions were misrepresented

To the Editor: The following is a letter originally sent to a friend after seeing derogatory cartoons about Martha’s Vineyard and the migrants who arrived on the Island in September. Dear Karen, Thanks for the “good ones...

Supports Galibois for district attorney

To the Editor: Arguably, the most important local election this year is for Cape and Islands district attorney. In Massachusetts, the district attorney is one of the most powerful offices in the criminal justice system. The...

Nuclear attack is worth fearing

To the Editor: I was raised in the 50s under the nuclear umbrella. It never did rain nuclear bombs, and that seemed to verify the prevailing strategic defense plan, Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD). It was...

Grange forum will contemplate future use

To the Editor: The Grange Hall was built by Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society in 1859, and used for 137 years for the annual Agricultural Fair and Livestock Show. In 1993, West Tisbury purchased the structure...

Council supports Fair Share question

To the Editor: The Democratic Council of Martha’s Vineyard has voted to endorse the Fair Share Amendment, the proposed state tax on incomes above $1 million, which would raise billions of dollars to invest in...

Blade runner

To the Editor: While Spokémon has not yet gone back to clearing trash from local bike paths, he and I came across a new circular saw blade on the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven path yesterday. If it's...

Martha’s Vineyard makes wish a reality

To the Editor: I’m writing in response to the article "Finn’s fish wish comes true” (Sept. 19). On behalf of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, we want to thank not only those mentioned in the...

My love letter to Martha’s Vineyard

To the Editor: I write this letter from my new home in my adopted country of Mexico. As the dramatic events unfolded last month, and before the Vineyard’s response was known to the world, I said...

Don’t open the door

To the Editor: Well, the door is being cracked open even further. I’ve only been here for 50 years, but in that time I’ve watched the suburbanization of Martha’s Vineyard creep in, bit by bit....

Money raised to go to end gun violence

To the Editor: Our 22-year-old Vineyard book group thanks our wider community for attending our yard sale this past Sunday, Sept. 25, and helping us raise $2,700. We are sending these proceeds to Brady United,...

A summer filled with support

To the Editor: When planning the Oak Bluffs Public Library’s annual summer reading program, we have five major goals in mind: Motivate children and teens to read Develop positive attitudes about reading and books Offer...

Losing teachers to the mainland

To the Editor:  Having been an Island resident for 30 years and a math and science educator at the West Tisbury School for 28 of them, I have seen six superintendents and an equal number...

Support Grey Barn owners

To the Editor: I am a full-time resident of Chilmark, and was dismayed to read the Letter to the Editor by Eric Glasgow, “Lack of Trust,” in the Sept. 16 issue of the Vineyard Gazette....

A love letter to my community

To the Editor: Last night St. Andrew’s Church, in collaboration with First Congregational and Island clergy, sponsored an event to support the volunteers and responders who assisted in the care of forsaken migrants “sent” to...