Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Takes issue with exclusive beach policy

To the Editor: I take issue with Michael Bellissimo of West Tisbury’s recent letter to The Times (“No excuse for former chief’s remarks,” June 30). Here is a quote from it: "Is exhaustion and outrage...

NIMBYism is alive

To the Editor:  I have to start by putting it bluntly: July 7's letter to the editor (“Housing initiatives raise questions”) is one of the most absurd bits of NIMBY blather I've ever read, with...

Made it through — together

To the Editor: When school closed in March of 2020, those of us who work in schools entered an educational landscape that challenged us to our core as educators. The vast majority of us were...

Sign of the sad times

To the Editor: The Martha’s Vineyard Black Lives Matter (MVBLM) sign that is posted on private property and serves to invite the community to join us every Sunday for our kneeling vigil was defaced yesterday...

IHT responds to letter

To the Editor: In the current environment of misinformation, the Island Housing Trust understands that there are a number of inaccuracies in Mr. Sepanara’s letter to the editor. While we completely respect his right to...

Clipped

To the Editor: Whoever came up my driveway and helped themselves to my hedge clippers, I would appreciate them back.    Mary Ellen Larsen Tisbury

Housing initiatives raise questions

To the Editor:  Those opposed to transfer land for development at the stacked June West Tisbury town meeting and concerns that Martha’s Vineyard may soon become not unlike Route 28 of Cape Cod. But you...

In search of compromise

To the Editor: Having just read Michael Bellissimo's Letter to the Editor ("No excuse for former chief's remarks," July 1), I wanted to reach out to express my concern about Mr. Bellissimo's angry tone. It...

Truth about Juneteenth will prevail

To the Editor: Abigail McGrath’s informative essay of June 24, 2021, about the new national holiday Juneteenth, is essential to a full understanding of slavery in America. Ms. McGrath’s observations could and should be the...

Select board actions are confusing

To the Editor: Actually, this is more accurately a letter to the select board of West Tisbury.  Following the well-attended select board meeting of Wednesday, June 30, I have learned several things. The board members made...

No basis for Howes House uproar

To the Editor: Let’s be clear about one thing: It would be nice if there were some facts to back up all the indignation and name-calling, but I don’t hear one shred of evidence that...

MVC decision is confusing

To the Editor: Wait, I am confused. The Island cares about plastic bottles, but not acres of synthetic plastic turf? The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has a Climate Action Task Force, yet they just approved a...

Big thanks

To the Editor: On June 18th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands held our ninth annual Blooming Bids for Kids garden party at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury. Through the...

No excuse for former chief’s remarks

To The Editor:  At last week's Chilmark select board meeting, the subject of resuming in-person meetings was raised, as was the question about whether to request that all in-person attendees be vaccinated. As of July...

Brought back memories

To the Editor: Having lived in the Lucy Stone House, so labeled and built in the early 1800s in Montclair, N.J., our home for 25 years until moving here, the “fictionalized” report by Jack Shea...

Field project puts athletics ahead of environment

To the Editor:  “The mission of the MVC is twofold: 1. To assist our region’s seven towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury) with planning expertise; and 2. Protect and enhance...

Make vaccines mandatory for those working with seniors

To the Editor: This letter was sent to the West Tisbury select board. The presence of unvaccinated staff at the Council on Aging constitutes a breach of trust, not only with seniors, but with all the...

Photo caption was demeaning

To the Editor: We are writing to express our sense of disappointment to the picture of our select board in The MV Times last week, with the snarky caption pointing out that they had plastic...

Appalled by parallel parking plan

To the Editor:  I am appalled at the audacity of the select board to have not taken the new design of Circuit Avenue to a vote! It affects every year-round resident and every summer guest....

A continued partnership

To the Editor: The following letter was sent to Denise Schepici, CEO and president of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The Martha's Vineyard Public Schools would like to express sincere gratitude to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital for its...
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