Thursday, February 25, 2021

Letters to the Editor

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.

A great father

The family of Stan Hart would like to thank everyone who joined us in the celebration of his life on Saturday at the Ag Hall.

In an emergency, many to thank

My family and I would like to thank the staff at the Steamship Authority in Vineyard Haven and Richard Clark for getting us off on the boat Tuesday, May 25, as we had a very serious family medical emergency in New York.

Congress should do its job on energy legislation

Three years of inaction by Congress demonstrates their ineptness at promulgating meaningful energy legislation and does not justify wasting their time, instead, in trying to prevent the EPA from doing its mandated judicial directive to establish federal climate regulations.

Reporting should be less graphic

The graphic detail the MV Times has chosen to supply in articles reporting episodes of sexual misconduct (most recently regarding the exotic dancer, for example) leads me to question how well your editorial staff believes our children can read.