Sunday, October 17, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Vaccinations are proven effective

To the Editor: I must respond to Katherine Scott's holier-than-thou outrage over a previous letter, which, though somewhat over the top, and certainly tongue-in-cheek, made the salient point that it is a duty to the...

Release the minority report on field project

To the Editor: Stunning. Is the disappearing MVC minority report a hiccup, or the result of bare-knuckled legal bullying? On one hand, the MVC minority felt sufficiently strongly that, even after years of community conversation, and...

A tasty summer to remember

To the Editor: I wish to thank everyone at the Edgartown Meat and Fish Market. This summer it was difficult to get workers. That didn't seem to be a problem at the Edgartown Meat and...

Welcome back, Alley’s

To the Editor: Alley's is back, thanks to obvious dedication and hard work. It's still a general store (the Island's oldest retail business, dating back to 1858), but this is a new, improved version that...

Second port needed on the mainland

To the Editor: For 30 years, Falmouth citizens have asked the Steamship Authority to establish a second mainland port,a second lifeline. The Island-controlled board has refused to ever consider New Bedford. For three years, the Falmouth...

There are legitimate reasons not to vaccinate

To the Editor: On August 19, the following letter ran in the Times: “Unvaccinated should not call for help.” “If you refuse to get vaccinated for whatever wrong reason, and get COVID, please do not call...

For Chad Grant

To the Editor: Traffic stopped for Chad today Waiting while he passed in state Noticing a life’s work cut short Honoring a mother’s grief Honoring the friends who’ll miss him Stop. Take the time to notice now The efforts that Each of...

An Island of memories

To the Editor: In the summer of 1983, David and Lorraine Paul made their transition from South Dennis to Edgartown. Our mother Lorraine, along with her sister Carolyn, opened a small gift shop at the...

Another vote for less mowing

To the Editor: I agree completely with Eileen Padua in her complaint about the frequency and loudness of landscaping and mowing equipment. Some landscapers use extremely loud, polluting, gas-powered mowers, blowers (aargh!) and hedge trimmers;...

Deaf wish, part II

To the Editor: This time, I was doing the yelling. It was the Tuesday after Hurricane Henri (more like Hurricane Ennui), a sweltering afternoon, and I was three-quarters of the way into a 20-mile bike...

Another vote for less mowing

To the Editor: I agree completely with Eileen Padua in her complaint about the frequency and loudness of landscaping/mowing equipment. Some landscapers' use extremely loud, polluting, gas-powered mowers, blowers (aargh!) and hedge trimmers; at times,...

Harbormaster saves the day

To the Editor: During last Sunday’s wind and rain, the harbormaster was alerted to my boat sinking in Lake Tashmoo. Of all the bad timing, the boat was sinking due to a mechanical problem.  John Crocker...

Lessons learned about inequality and protecting the U.S. voter

To the Editor:  On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, recognizing women’s right to vote, was certified into law. In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women's Equality Day. Now, on...

Lone star tick population is growing

To the Editor: The change in seasons also brings changes in the tick populations. As we enter September, we are seeing very few deer tick nymphs, and no adult deer ticks. The number of lone...

Time for another roundabout

To the Editor: While I was on the Martha's Vineyard Commission, I asked several times for our traffic planner to do a study on another roundabout at the intersection of Barnes Road and the West...

Mow town not music to her ears

To the Editor: What is the obsession the Vineyard has with lawn mowing? There is no way the grass in my neighborhood could grow fast enough to justify the amount of mowing going on in...

Unvaccinated should not call for help

To the Editor: If you refuse to get vaccinated for whatever wrong reason, and get COVID, please do not call the hospital. Unlike you, they really do believe in science. Rather, call Lenny at Chapman Funeral...
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