Sunday, April 11, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Not getting what we pay for

To the Editor: An open letter to Brian L. Roberts, CEO of Comcast Corp. First and foremost, thank you for keeping us all connected, wired, and moving forward while the vast majority of us are working...

Time to end the filibuster

To the Editor: We believe now is the time to end the filibuster. Our Oak Bluffs Democratic Town Committee members believe that the filibuster is an age-old relic of our nation’s pro-slavery and Jim Crow...

Time to change to select board

To the Editor:   The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Forum (MVWF) was founded in 2020 to create community among women, partner with other organizations to address pressing Island needs, and support the participation of women in...

Shorter will be missed

To the Editor: Joining many expressing sorrow at the recent loss of longtime Vineyarder Vera Shorter, as we near town elections, I want to share an anecdote about this fine lady. Annually the M.V. League...

Facts or fears

To the Editor: At the Martha’s Vineyard Commission meeting on March 4, toxicology was the focus. The MVC hired Horsley Witten, an environmental firm, to inspect the products used in the proposed turf field, the...

Vaccine appointments, the new clickbait

To the Editor:  I think I can speak for most of us, and say that we are all anxiously awaiting our turn to get a COVID vaccination shot. Fortunately, our Island has a long history of...

‘Herb was an amazing man’

To the Editor: Herb Foster passed away last week. He was a mentor to me, encouraging us to write the book about the Vineyard in World War II. He enjoyed Land Bank walks like Tiasquam...

Upgrade from mediocre to excellent

To the Editor: As I read the Boston Globe today, I see photos and an article about the Fall 2 season, and football starting. Every photo had kids outside on their plowed, shoveled, and dry...

They deserve a level playing field

To the Editor: I graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2019, and was a captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams, and the field hockey team. I now run Division 1 track...

Keeping the arts alive

To the Editor: I would like to congratulate Chris Baer and Tiffiney Shoquist for the remarkable art department they have managed to keep alive during this pandemic. The work featured in the MV Times is...

Vaccine experience was positive

To the Editor: I had my first COVID vaccine at our hospital on Monday. I need to post a comment of how impressed I was with the organization of a very busy event — from...

Survival of the luckiest

To the Editor: We are now all contestants in the Hunger Games. To refresh your memory, this was the series of books about sadistic rulers who required their citizens to participate in a contest in...

Remembering Mr. Styron

To the Editor, As a former Island resident, and now part-time summer one, I found myself thinking, as of late with all that's going on in the world, of my time with one of the...

Plastic field doesn’t belong on the Island

To the Editor: This letter was originally sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. I hope that you and your families are all healthy, happy, and safe. I am writing to you today because our family is...

VTA adds to Island life

To the Editor: As a frequent bus rider, I want to salute the VTA. I'm excited by their approach to electric buses. Very progressive of them. It is one thing to talk about saving energy,...

Remembering Dr. Jones

To the Editor: Dr. Basil Jones died at Windemere in January. He was born in New York, of Jamaican ancestry, in 1927, and died a few months short of his 94th birthday. Basil grew up in...

Nothing funny about Zoom bombing

To the Editor: To the young men who Zoom-bombed the MVC hearing on the high school's proposal to upgrade its athletic fields: Your sexual harassment of a Martha's Vineyard Commission staff member and a teacher...

Too many drawbacks to field project

To the Editor: This is a copy of a letter sent to the Martha's Vineyard Commission and the Oak Bluffs planning board on Feb. 4. Thanks for the chance to share my opinion about the effort...

Beaches need places for users to go

To the Editor: The following is an email sent to officials in Edgartown and Dukes County. The purpose of this email is to alert you all to the dangerous situation that exists on the county beach,...

Some turf ‘facts’ need more research

To the Editor: Recently I read the green Huntress Sports sales presentation binder given to MVC members. The document contains pages with columns of “simple facts.” Many of the “facts” are opinions. Many “facts” are...
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