Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Pursuing a bad idea

To the Editor: I am not familiar with another instance when so many people, determined to pursue a bad idea, have been given — and ignored — so many opportunities to reconsider their actions. Four...

The majority wasn’t heard

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to address the issues that have come about by a proposal to install a turf field at the high school. First, it should have been put to...

Thanks for the beauty

To the Editor:  On behalf of the board of directors of the Friends of Oak Bluffs, we wish to thank all of the generous people who responded to our request for donations for hanging flower...

How is this possible?

To the Editor: I am prepared for, and fully accept any and all responses to my comment here on the recent editorial regarding Nantucket Island, “Nantucket got it right” (May 11). But I must say,...

Drop the suit and go with grass

To the Editor: Grass versus turf. Like a lot of people on M.V., I heard the beginnings of the controversy about an artificial playing field at the high school several years ago. Grass versus artificial...

Allow Tabernacle project to move ahead

To the Editor: I am writing from Maryland, but I have spent more than 30 summers under the gracious shade of the Tabernacle and the MVCMA trees. My father, Frank Gould, has worked tirelessly to...

Women have other options

To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the letter written by Tom Dresser (“On the draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade,” May 16) about the draft decision — and possible overturn — of Roe...

Grass fields can handle the use

To the Editor: An open letter to the MVRHS Committee: Recently several of your members referenced a 2019 report, prepared for the MVRHS by Synthetic Turf Council member Chris Huntress, to argue for even more...

Losing their way

To the Editor: I am writing in response to an article which appeared in the Vineyard Gazette on May 2, 2022, under the somewhat misleading heading of “Lawsuit Seeks to Block OSV Use at Cape...

Gone with the wind

To the Editor: The recent announcement that H2 Europe will build the world’s largest hydrogen production facility in Denmark, using U.S.-made electrolyzers, expands the synergistic scenario using wind and solar energy for electric power and...

A different view on abortion 

To the Editor: I would like to respond to the letters written by Mr. Dresser (“On the draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade”) and Ms. Kinsman (“Supreme Court decision should be challenged”) in regard to...

Stop the delays and move on to grass

To the Editor: Richie Smith’s Letter to the Editor, published on May 9, and titled “Time to move ahead together,” filled me with hope. Richie, your words were so well-written, touching notes of reconciliation, and...

Tough decisions for school project

To the Editor: We would like to update everyone on the ongoing activities with the Tisbury School renovation and addition project. If you have driven by the Tisbury School recently, you can see we have...

Working together to allow market

To the Editor: Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society (MVAS) and Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) are pleased to announce that MVAS will host the West Tisbury Farmers Market once again this season at its property on Panhandle...

An example of collaborative conservation

To the Editor: During April 2022, while we were all focused on passing the housing bank in our towns, two separate articles appeared in the local newspapers announcing that the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, aided by the Land...

SSA’s in it for the money

To the Editor:  The SSA has once again shown it is only concerned about itself. In a constructive step, the SSA has agreed to allow a company to barge freight to Nantucket.  However, this authorization is only...

Grateful for rescue from fire

To the Editor: On Monday, May 9, my 97-year-old mother’s house in Tisbury burned down. No one was hurt, thank God. Marge Berlow’s rescue and good luck are a direct result of her caretaker’s grace...

Responding to MVC on ‘Aidylberg III’

To the Editor:  The Island Elderly Housing (IEH) board of directors offers this memo in response to the articles published in the Vineyard Gazette and Martha's Vineyard Times, along with comments made in the May...

On the draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade

To the Editor: When I learned the news of the draft revoking Roe v. Wade, I had to gather my thoughts. I set off with my dog, Kutter, and we walked through the Greenlands, by...

Island envy

To the Editor: You must admire the efficiency of Nantucket's annual meeting. The voters outlawed and legalized nips in one night!    Ken Rusczyk Oak Bluffs