Sunday, February 25, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Wrong to condemn Biden-Harris administration

To the Editor: I am writing in response to Linda Cohen’s letter of Jan. 24, with the headline “Biden-Harris should support U.N. genocide case.” I, too, am an American Jewish mother and grandmother, and I abhor...

Good governance equals meeting needs 

To the Editor: Three years ago, the voters of West Tisbury approved using the town-owned property at 401 State Road for affordable housing. The small property is around a corner from my home.  As I worked...

Gratitude for preschool support

To the Editor: The Friends of the Chilmark Preschool would like to express our profound gratitude to the 100-plus Chilmark voters who unanimously supported our new preschool building project on Monday, Jan. 22. We would...

Turf field is disaster waiting to happen

To the Editor: The idea of putting an artificial turf field at the MVRHS is totally irresponsible. Having lived in a community which installed such a field, and then had to undertake the removal of...

Jack Smith leaves wealth of evidence

To the Editor: For anyone with a reasonably open mind, who wants a good understanding of the case Jack Smith has brought against Donald Trump, I strongly recommend Liz Cheney’s book, “Oath and Honor.” It is...

No denying atrocities in Gaza 

To the Editor: I'll keep this short. In the late 1930s, the people of Germany were convinced the Jewish population there and in neighboring countries were murdering children, sacrificing them to their pagan god, and...

Clear-cutting nursing home property premature

To the Editor: This letter of disgust and despair has been stewing since last May, when the site of the proposed nursing home in Edgartown on the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road was clear-cut seemingly overnight. Recently,...

Israel defense is not genocide

To the Editor: Recent Letters to the Editor offer a stunning ignorance of the Israel Hamas battle. I stand with Jackie Mendes-Diez in her letter this week. With Iranian proxies, Houthi bombardment, Hezbollah on the Golan...

Housing committee makeup problematic

To the Editor: It was with great sorrow that I read of the discomfort that the West Tisbury Select Board had with the affordable housing committee. As one of those experienced members that left the...

‘Kumbaya’ moment with Island-wide turf vote

To the Editor: I read your recent editorial about the whole Island voting for the field at the high school (“Ballot measure a chance to end the turf wars,” Jan. 18), and had a few...

Genocide claims are antisemitic

To the editor: During a week when decent people around the world paid attention to the fact that January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Martha’s Vineyard Times saw fit to publish, not one,...

Handing over the keys

To the Editor: It is great to have an on-Island, full-service locksmith. I was so happy to have Bill Burke take over my business to provide a necessary service. Bill Burke, the new owner of Lighthouse...

Resource theft in Gaza rarely discussed

To the Editor: The 2023 holiday season film line-up reverberated curiously with the Israeli war on Gaza. One of the top films on the viewing schedule was Martin Scorsese's  "Killers of the Flower Moon." Its subject...

Don’t change Tisbury shellfish regs

To the Editor: As a resident of Lagoon Pond with an aquaculture plot right in front of my house, I have to say I am shocked that the Natural Resources Advisory Committee essentially let the...

Freight scheduling fraught

To the Editor: Today, two voting members of the Steamship Authority board, representing Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, control 70 percent of the Steamship Authority board vote. When the two islands vote together, the votes of Falmouth,...

Biden-Harris should support U.N. genocide case

To the Editor: I have to say that as much as I despise Trump and would never vote for him, I no longer feel that I can vote for the Biden-Harris ticket and I am...

Support Vineyard Montessori School

To the Editor: With the childcare issue on this Island becoming dire, the Montessori school is stepping up to help fill that gap. The amount of working parents on this Island that depend on this...

Manage a retreat from Squibnocket shore

To the Editor: After the storms of the past month, I would like to comment on the general destruction at Squibnocket Beach. The issues neatly divided into two: the turn around at the end of...

Deep concern for Montessori expansion

To the Editor: There is deep concern in our formerly peaceful area of Vineyard Haven, that the expansion plans for the Montessori School will have an even more harmful impact on the neighborhood in our...

State should subsidize ferry service

To the Editor: While the SSA may be proud about being self-funded through bonding arrangements and its own farebox, penny-pinching by the SSA has resulted in the recent purchase of several retired vessels to be...