Letters to the Editor

Mill Pond needs responsible stewardship

It took 10 years for the voters of West Tisbury to make up their collective mind about what to do with the historic town hall building, left to our care by previous generations.

Advice to job seekers – hang up

I own a retail store in Vineyard Haven and have noticed for some time that teenagers applying for jobs are commonly lacking basic job hunting skills.

Lessons

The MV Squirt C team won the league finals 1-0, against the Barnstable Thrashers, in an exciting finish.

Commendable

To the Editor: With heartfelt gratitude, I want to say thank you to the person who returned my wallet, which I left in the shopping cart at Edgartown Stop & Shop on Monday, January 11,...

Windemere’s devoted care

To the Editor: The new year brought great sadness and grief to our family. My mother, Claire T. Coggins, passed away in the early hours of 2010, at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. This news, while...

Striper fishing now a political issue

To the Editor: I urge all of the public to pay close attention to Nelson Sigelman's article last week and to the upcoming House Bill 796 that would ban the commercial fishing for striped bass...

Housing Trust clarifies affordability safeguards

To the Editor: Last week's article in the Vineyard Gazette regarding the Island Housing Trust's request to amend the West Tisbury planning board's special permit conditions for the 250 State Road project contain certain statements...

Thanks to NStar

To the Editor: In the very early morning hours of January 7 (about 12:30 am), an unidentified vehicle struck and wiped out the main transformer in the Iron Hill Farm subdivision, causing a power outage...

Better health care choices

To the Editor: Thanks, MV Times, for the well researched, clear and helpful article that still gives us hope for some better choices ("Hospital dollars to fund $1.1M in health projects," January 7, 2010). I...

On memory’s road

To the Editor: Just finished my usual skim of Island news via MV Times, and a short article by Doug Cabral caught my eye. In my usual hurry to do nothing, I scanned the first...

Bridge enough

To the Editor: Can someone explain to me, with a straight face, why the new bridge is considered to be temporary? It seems sturdy enough to me. Why do we have to spend another $35...

Thanks to Coach Sherman

To the Editor: I just wanted to take a moment to thank Coach Sam Sherman for all his years of hard work and dedication to girls ice hockey on the Vineyard. Without his efforts, who...

The coach would continue

To the Editor: I would like to respond to the notice in the help wanted column of The Martha's Vineyard Times, about the boys JV lacrosse coach position. First and foremost, I did not quit....

The plan didn’t notice the iceberg

To the Editor: In "Not the Last Word" (Jan. 7), Nis Kildegaard frames the Island Plan as a conversation. I'm intrigued. Where did this conversation come from, and where is it taking place? Let me guess:...

Pulling weeds and business

To the Editor: Morning Glory Farm is a farm. I worked there in the field for two summers, not as a young back-to-the-lander but as a 40-year-old astute observer of our current climate and impending...

It is a farm

To the Editor: Though I've been told that you can't please all the people all the time, it's still upsetting to read the letter from Edward Klein in the January 6 Times ("Retail, actually") which...

Retail, actually

To the Editor: Let us please remember that Morning Glory Farm (MGF) is a retail operation selling mostly produce trucked in by Sid Wainer and Sons. The farm stand is a facade for the retail...

Regarding an uniformed critic

To the Editor: John Abrams owes David Wiley and the people of Martha's Vineyard a public apology. I personally filed the lawsuit with two other neighbors - neither of which was David Wiley. John Abrams caused the people...

Sold out

To the Editor: I agree with Michael Scarborough, in the December 31 Letters to the Editor ("Island tradesmen disadvantaged"). Why are union contractors hiring illegals or Brazilians? I just don't understand in this economy, and millions...