Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Thanks, and a reminder

The purpose of this letter is to show my appreciation for the protection of open spaces, the maintenance of wildlife habitats, and the beautiful setting that has been established on our small Island.

Dirty tricks

This is probably a case of too little too late, but I believe there has been an assault on democracy here in Vineyard Haven.

Church/state not the issue

In James Sepanara's letter of April 22 ("Church/state, no divide,") he left the impression that the town had decided to spend taxpayers' money to support the functions and missions of the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury.

Guidelines for motorists and cyclists

Spring is finally here and the Multiple Sclerosis Ride is this weekend, making it a good time to remind everyone — motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians — to be aware of increased bicycling activity and review some rules of the road.

Our town needs our help

As spring fills the air with the new arrival of life and energy, Vineyard Haven is calling for our help.

Safe to walk downtown

I am a sixth grade student living in California who comes to Martha's Vineyard every summer.

The end of tranquility

To the Editor: If the citizens of Tisbury open the door to alcohol sales even a tiny crack, we invite nothing less than the demise of 300 years of tranquility.

The economics of it for businesses

I don't enjoy being stirred into the same pot as some landlords that a few of the Letters to the Editor have portrayed in the last few weeks.

More attention needed

The proposed connector road has been planned for some time, and the town has been asked to approve several stages.

Eating in a good cause

On Wednesday, April 7, Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey (MVYH) families and players rallied their supporters to join in a wonderfully fun and simple fundraising event at Sharky's Cantina.

She’s studying for the Bee

I want to thank you for sponsoring me for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC from May 30 to June 6.

A performance beyond expectations

After two years of fundraising, four months of evening, Saturday and Sunday rehearsals, and months of intricate planning and coordination, 28 MVRHS Minnesingers and their chaperones boarded the ferry in Vineyard Haven bound for Prague in the Czech Republic.

Exploit the dry brand

In times of financial constraint, capitalizing on quirkiness is often the best strategy.

A quiet, friendly place

To the Editor: I am a resident of Vineyard Haven and I am writing in support of the upcoming beer and wine resolution.

We must provide expected services

As a resident of this Island who enjoys eating out fairly often, I encourage others to vote yes for beer and wine in Tisbury for several reasons.

Church/state, no divide

The decision of the town of West Tisbury at the annual town meeting to spend $150,000 on the Congregational Church, in addition to the $30,000 it has already spent, is totally unacceptable.

Vibrant again

Of the many important reasons to vote yes for beer and wine in Tisbury, I want to emphasize that the health of our business community is critical to the health of our entire town.

Real change for the better

A yes vote to permit the sale of beer or wine will allow only the following to occur: The sale of only beer or wine, only with food, only at your table, only at dining establishments approved and licensed by the town, only at those with at least 30 seats, and only by wait staff who have received state approved certification.

A straightforward issue

You'd never know it from all of the emotional rhetoric, but the beer and wine question facing Tisbury voters next Tuesday is a remarkably straightforward issue.
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