Friday, January 28, 2022

Letters to the Editor

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.

Fun and educational day

Approximately 60 people attended the Oak Bluffs Public Library's 2nd annual Technology Fair on Saturday, March 20.

A cause dear to her

Thanks to all who donated their time, services, words, song, and goods for the wonderful memorial and celebration event for Penelope Dickens.

Huge success

I have to say thank you, thank you, and thank you to all the people who helped to make the Celebrity Waiters Pasta Dinner at the Federated Church, for the benefit of the Haiti Peace Quilts project, such a huge success.


Last weekend, a group of spirited tennis players from across the Island came together to help raise money to purchase tennis uniforms for the boys and girls high school tennis teams.

Hearty congratulations

Clearly the nation is opening a new chapter in providing health care for most all of its citizens.

Vineyard Haven is already busy

As a longtime seasonal resident (12 summers) I would like to express my strong disapproval of the proposed wine-and-beer licensing in Vineyard Haven.

An honor

I am writing to thank you for your support of the Island Spelling Bee.

What really happened

Since Steve Myrick wrote an article last week, playing loose and free with comments on the salary of the Oak Bluffs town clerk ("Oak Bluffs voters face overrides, $24.

Tisbury selectman clarifies beer/wine question’s language

After last week's work session pertaining to the pending beer and wine vote in Tisbury, it is clear to me that there needs to be more clarity on the ballot question that will be before the town of Tisbury on April 27.

Raise too big for fire department

During a time where everyone is being asked to tighten their budgets, I find it interesting that the Oak Bluffs Fire Chief is asking for a $30,000 raise.

Mill Pond needs responsible stewardship

It took 10 years for the voters of West Tisbury to make up their collective mind about what to do with the historic town hall building, left to our care by previous generations.

Advice to job seekers – hang up

I own a retail store in Vineyard Haven and have noticed for some time that teenagers applying for jobs are commonly lacking basic job hunting skills.


The MV Squirt C team won the league finals 1-0, against the Barnstable Thrashers, in an exciting finish.

Don’t permit East Chop Beach Club moorings

I sent this letter to the Oak Bluffs selectmen.


To the Editor: With heartfelt gratitude, I want to say thank you to the person who returned my wallet, which I left in the shopping cart at Edgartown Stop & Shop on Monday, January 11,...