Monday, January 24, 2022

Letters to the Editor

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.

Preserve Tisbury

I was born and raised here, and am currently a resident of Tisbury.

Enhance the community

We live and work in Vineyard Haven, and we are in support of beer and wine.

No to Tisbury Marketplace

This is a copy of a letter to the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Cruel and unnecessary

In the last few weeks, I watched my very healthy three-year-old cat become more and more despondent and most assuredly ill.

A life saved

We are fortunate to have public servants who are compassionate and vigilant, as they perform their daily duties for the community, eager to risk life and limb, reluctant to take credit, even in the case of saving a life.

Vote no on beer/wine

Two of the qualities of life in our community in Vineyard Haven will be affirmed by voting no on Article 1, to limit the sale of alcohol in the town of Tisbury, on April 27 – our grandchildren and "getting away from it all.

Negative effect

If you have dined out in Vineyard Haven in the past eight years, then we have probably met.

Saved from certain death

I would like to thank with all my heart the two brave men that saved my small dog from certain death last Sunday, April 11.

The new hospital thanks Islanders

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who joined us on Saturday evening and throughout the day on Sunday, for making our community's dream of a new hospital come true.

A nation betrayed

It was another sad day for our nation when the Democratic Party passed the health bill over the objections of the people and without a proper consensus between the parties.