Sunday, April 11, 2021

Letters to the Editor


Thank you to our Vineyard friends for joining us in the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary, which we celebrated on June 6, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, Vineyard Haven.

Democracy as corporations see it

Many saw it coming, mostly political philosophers and writers that saw the intrinsic values of democracy slowly being dismantled by the corporations.

Disaster to follow

Congratulations to James Kennedy Jr.

Bad treatment

This is a copy of a letter to the Oak Bluffs selectmen.

A question of commitment

Laurie Perry-Henry, I also totally agree that Obama and Gates should both apologize for acting "stupidly" toward Sgt.

Cowardly hit and run

Just wanted to say thanks to the coward that ran over my cat the night of June 25, at approximately 7 pm.

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.