Sunday, May 22, 2022

Letters to the Editor

An 11-year lifesaving record

The SafeRides Program of Martha's Vineyard has been running strong for 11 years now.

Gratifying experience

Adult and Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV) recently completed it's first humanitarian travel/service project in Nicaragua.

Love requited

I would like to thank the Martha's Vineyard community for coming out in force for my fundraiser.

Impossible without you

The "Creating Possibilities" Resource Fair, held on Saturday, May 8, at the MVRHS was organized in hopes of providing easy access to resources that could be supportive to families that include family members with developmental disabilities.

Open hearts for addiction’s victims

Addiction is a very misunderstood subject and a devastating disease many of our Islanders suffer, be it directly or indirectly through someone we love.

So many to thank

The members of the MVRHS junior class and the junior class advisors would like to deeply thank all those who have donated time and money to our fundraising efforts this year.

Energy independence begins with you

The recent disastrous oil accident in the Gulf of Mexico can be a turning point in history.

Don’t go near the water

Mother, may I go and swim?Yes, my darling daughter.

Speaking to a wider audience

The following was sent May 26 to our 1,327 Let Vineyarders Decide (LVD) members on Facebook, Twitter and the LVD site.

First, undo the harm you’ve done

To whoever robbed Heather Gardens, thievery is one of the lowest forms of self-expression.

Oh, that bridge

To the Editor:When I went on-line from my computer in Budapest and saw the headline Bridge to Cape Cod (The Times, May 13), I must admit I was shocked and dismayed.


To the Editor:In our efforts to "go green" at the recent Minnesingers' Spring Shows there was no printed program, so several folks integral to the success of our year did not get the recognition they deserve, so I'd like to express our appreciation to:Melanie Chaunce, assistant; Lianna Loughman, choreographer; Jeff Caruthers, stage manager, indispensable right hand; Matthew Fisher, technical expert, lighting designer; Kirkland Beck, costume mentor; Ashley Girard, costumer; Kate Murray & Charlie Esposito, technical and moral support; Tessa Permar, choreographer's assistant; Sal McNamara-Esposito, Raine Bick, Justin Oslyn, and Mike Patenaude, technical support; Joanne Lambert, Cindy Roberts, Jude Tucker, Nancy Nevin, Karen Dumont and ALL the Minnesinger Parents; Jazz Combo: Raine Bick , Sal McNamara-Esposito, Shauna Nute, Mike Tinus, Steve Tully; Kathy Retmier, expert seamstress, costume support; Warren Pettit, accompanist for 'Amazing Grace'; Kathleen Forsythe, poster and pictures extraordinaire; Jim Novack, tech guru emeritus, MVRHS administration and custodial staff.


Did you forget the annual Alzheimer's Walk last Sunday? A lot of people remembered, more than 70 actually, the most ever.

Roger Spinney, pastor and good guy

The First Baptist Church of Vineyard Haven and the Gay Head Community Baptist Church of Aquinnah have been saddened by the news that their pastor of 14 years, the Reverend Doctor Roger Spinney, is leaving the Island.

A small town’s virtues

My name is Bill Hall, and I've lived in Vineyard Haven for close to 30 years.

What’s up with the Y

We are anxiously waiting for the grand opening of the YMCA.

How Oak Bluffs has spent CPA money

To the Editor:There were public comments about the spending of the Oak Bluffs community preservation committee at the Oak Bluffs annual town meeting that I would like to clarify.

Bike paths need tending

I have always felt the bike paths on M.

Conserve, don’t generate

I have read what seems to be an endless stream of letters about how to generate more electricity for the Island (and the country in general) while protecting the environment and the Island lifestyle.

A revolution of love

I graduated from MVRHS in 1984.