Friday, January 22, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Throw all the bums out

The founders of America had it right.

Bad decision by Oak Bluffs selectmen

I spoke to Oak Bluffs selectman Duncan Ross (and several of the other selectmen) about the lawsuit initiated by Peter Martell against the fire chief and the town of Oak Bluffs, which was recently decided in Mr.

I choose not to hire businesses that employ illegal aliens

When I go shopping at the grocery and liquor stores and at donut and sandwich shops, or when I hire businesses for services, such as home repair or lawn care, I do expect to pay a bit more because of our location.

A red letter day

In the rush of our day to day lives with all its routines and rigors, we often fail to take note or are caught unaware of those special moments that end up being among the most important of our lives.

Putting daylight where we want it

To the Editor:The summer is just a few days old and already the days are getting shorter.

Community wind instead

I just don't feel comfortable that any planning agency on this Island has the comprehension or rules in place to handle the potential for the proliferation of hundreds of steel towers that may be constructed on this Island in the coming years.

To all who helped

To any and all who helped with a safe haven over my aging head, God bless you all.

Doing the right thing

To the man driving a white van on Martin Road in Vineyard Haven on Wednesday night, the one who came back to find us after accidentally hitting our gray and white cat, Buddy, who crossed the road right into his wheels: thank you so much for taking the time to come back.

A huge success

Windemere's auction to benefit the residents' activity fund was a huge success.

The truth must be told

On behalf of the MV/NAACP, we would like to thank all those that came out and contributed to the Juneteenth celebration.

A bright spot in the energy gloom

As the nation weathers its horrific, self-inflicted, environmental "Pearl Harbor" in the Gulf of Mexico, we also continue to endure the ongoing, widespread, business-as-usual devastation caused by coal use and the invisible harm emanating from our fleet of nuclear power plants (tritium leaking into drinking water aquifers, for example).

What of the unintended consequences?

Thank you for publishing the letter from Gordon Massingham and the reply from Herb Custer.

A celebration of freedom and achievement

"Juneteenth" is the celebration of African American freedom and achievement and the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

Not ‘community’ the way he sees it

To the Editor:Over the past years I've been writing Letters to the Editor regarding lack of public access at Lambert's Cove Beach, a town park in West Tisbury.

All nationalities welcome

There has been so much said about the Brazilian students being allowed to wear Brazilian colors at graduation, that this may be a little overkill.

A community behind the fight

It seems that every year the Relay for Life is plagued with rain, wind, thunder and lightening, and Mother Nature certainly delivered again this year.

The final piece of life’s puzzle

Words cannot express the emotional feeling that I felt, when my name was read by the principal of the High School.

Thanks for the support

Many thanks to all the families, teachers, school food service staff, farmers, chefs, and community members who came out to support Island Grown Initiative's Island Grown Schools program, at our fundraising dinner last week.

Happy to live among them all

We were not there, but hope the MVRHS graduation on Sunday went beautifully, including the Brazilian scarves, Wampanoag insignia, and whatever garb would bring happiness to the graduating class.
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