Saturday, January 22, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Heartbroken over housing

To the Editor: It just breaks my heart when I hear of yet another case of a broken promise relevant to our Island community housing issue.  When I saw the newspaper article about the intended workforce...

Audit needed before DEI position is funded

To the Editor: It is unfortunate that the budget presentation made to the All-Island School Committee (AISC) on Dec. 2 showed a deletion of $30,000 for a diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) position. One could infer...

Concerned about Navigator Homes project

To the Editor:  In 1975, my grandfather, Roger DeFeo, went to Martha's Vineyard with his older brother to find an ideal place to build family homes. Together, they found two pieces of property on Bayberry...

Shop locally, help globally

To the Editor:  When you are out and about, be sure to stop by the Capawock Theater in Vineyard Haven. They are open every day from 10 am to 5 pm until Christmas. They have...

Disputes the facts

To the Editor: When you write an editorial about the importance of sticking to the facts (Dec. 1, 2021), it is important to stick to the facts, and all of them, not just the skinny...

Protect voting rights

To the Editor: I want to thank Senator Julian Cyr for his support of the VOTES Act, which passed the Massachusetts Senate in October on a 36-3 vote. This act will make permanent many of...

Bike paths do need work

To the Editor: Thank you to John Merrow and Eunki Seonwoo for their informative and timely articles in the Nov. 24 MV Times about the current state of our shared-used paths, and providing a perspective...

Tree lighting takes a village

To the Editor: It is difficult to find the right words to use at times, especially when it is important to do so. Each year for almost 30 years now, I have asked many people to...

Time is now for SSA to think electrification

To the Editor: With appreciation for Rob Hannemann's commentary on the need for an electrification master plan for the Steamship Authority, the SSA seems to be missing an opportunity to think more carefully, and planning...

Bins aren’t being used properly

To the Editor: The Red Cross is a wonderful organization, and its fundraising efforts should be well-supported. Among these efforts are collection bins in various places for donations of clothing and other items.  The down-Island Cronig’s...

Special delivery

To the Editor:  Earlier this afternoon, one of our booksellers called me to let me know that a gentleman had just come into the bookstore and wished to speak with me. I found him sitting...

Falling on deaf ears

To the Editor:  So, at the special town meeting in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday, Nov. 9, over half the people present held their yellow plackets high and voted "NO" to the parallel parking part of...

Superior treatment at MVH

To the Editor: I was recently admitted to the acute care unit of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. If the Queen of England could have seen the way I was treated during my stay, she would’ve been...

The new tornado alley

To the Editor: After two tornado warnings in the past months, I decided not to panic. I have ordered pairs of ruby slippers for our family, including our cat Wiggle, in case we have trouble...

Commitment and compassion recognized

To the Editor:  The board of directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard wants to take a moment during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and let all our staff know how much...

A legislative update 

To the Editor: Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, one thing is for certain: We live in interesting times. How we respond to the challenges we face will impact our lives and those of...

Healthy praise for hospital

To the Editor: As a recent patient at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, I send my highest regards and praise to the staff for their professionalism. The MVH is a Vineyard treasure. Gus Ben David Edgartown  

Too much of a good thing

To the Editor:  I live in a residential neighborhood in South Oak Bluffs, where there is a proposal to build affordable housing on an eight-acre plot next to the ice arena on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road....

Is it time to divorce Eversource?

To the Editor: The past few weeks have made it abundantly clear how much of an essential service the Island’s only electric utility provider, Eversource, is. And, with more climate-induced and stronger storms in our...

Picking up the pieces

To the Editor: This trash was collected roadside on Sunday on a three-mile walk on Old Farm Road, Tea Lane, and North Road. I know the what, where, and when. But who would be so...