Saturday, June 22, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Appreciation for Earth Day helpers

To the Editor: On behalf of the staff and board at the Vineyard Conservation Society, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Island community for making this year one of our best...

Commend students for courage

To the Editor: I thank you for your article about the students from Martha’s Vineyard who have observed and participated in campus protests calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. It should be emphasized that this...

Pride for student activists

To the Editor:  As a former social studies teacher at MVRHS, I am so excited and proud of those graduates who took the time to share with our Island community what is happening at their...

Student protestors should heed history

To the Editor: To those students on Martha’s Vineyard who call Israel genocidal and accuse it of indiscriminate killing of so-called Palestinians, I would say the following: There is no modern comparison to Israel's war...

Appreciative for help decarbonizing home

To the Editor: We're about to make an investment in a heat pump. Before committing to a particular solution, we had numerous thorny technical and financial questions. Since ACE MV (Adult and Continuing Education MV),...

Concern for Edgartown swimming path

To the Editor: We are writing to object to the development of the proposed Swimming Place Path connecting Herring Creek Road and Road to the Plains. We currently own a home at 20 Deacon Vincent Way,...

A warning to protestors

To the Editor: Despite what may motivate them, participants in the current protests might ultimately find themselves responsible for resurrecting the weird ghost of the Third Reich.   Michael F. Fontes West Tisbury

Make town meetings more efficient

To the Editor: I’m writing to support Dean Rosenthal regarding his Letter to the Editor about town meetings on the Vineyard (“Important articles should come sooner at town meeting,” April 24), and to offer my...

Compliments for SSA complaints resolution official

To The Editor: In April you published my letter, “No decency on public transport.” I am pleased to report that the next day I was contacted by the SSA general counsel and complaints resolution official...

Support public access on publicly funded projects

To the Editor: A few thoughts on a recent editorial (“Through the rancor, Chilmark finds compromise,” April 24). Here are a few quotes from it: “A ragged edge that too often separates summer residents from...

Enough of the clear-cutting

To the Editor: Dirt. Mounds of dirt, vast expanses of dirt. Heaps of dirt are replacing trees, rabbits, birds, chipmunks, squirrels, grass, wildflowers, bees’ nests, etc., all along the Vineyard Haven–Edgartown Road.  Excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, forklifts,...

Important articles should come sooner at town meeting

Updated, April 26 To the Editor: The issue of bringing up important warrant articles earlier in town meeting is a salient point. By the end of town meeting, people are tired, and warrant articles are more...

Thanks for generosity to local businesses

To the Editor: The Greenhouse of Martha's Vineyard, formerly COMSOG, is a nonprofit community organization that aims to promote gardening, growing organic food, and sustainable agriculture. On behalf of the board of directors, I would...

Grateful for pet care during crisis

To the Editor: Thank you to Animal Health Care Associates at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport for doing the right thing during a crisis on April 17. My tiny 16-year-old shih tzu, Alice, went into cardiac arrest...

How many accidents have to happen?

To the Editor: How many accidents have to happen at the intersection of Temahegan Avenue and Eastville Avenue before someone in authority agrees with the community that the new bump-out on Eastville Avenue is a...

No decency on public transit

To the Editor: On Saturday, April 20, I was on the 1:15 boat from Woods Hole. When it came time to land in Vineyard Haven, I wasn’t the only one, senior and handicapped, trying to...

Complaining about long meetings a tiresome tradition

To the Editor: Thank you for crediting me with saint-like patience. However, I have some quibbles to share about your April 17th editorial titled “Town meetings shouldn’t be a snoozer.” To begin with, a simple fact...

Work together on SSA issues

To the Editor: When the SSA first publicly announced its fast-track purchase of three 15-year-old offshore supply vessels (OSVs) as replacement freight vessels, few could foresee how mistaken and misguided that decision would be. It...

In support of Island doctor

To the Editor: I am writing in support of my physician, Dr. Lisa Nagy. She has been an inspiration to me, and I credit her for saving my life. Dr. Nagy used her knowledge to help...

Edgartown approves housing changes

To the Editor: I'd like to add to your coverage of the April 9 Edgartown town meeting by drawing the attention of your readers to the fact that five changes were made to the Edgartown...