Thursday, September 28, 2023

Letters to the Editor

She won’t drive again

I have just recovered from my first and last automobile accident that was my fault, while driving at 90 and a half years old with perfect eyesight, after driving thousands of miles in four states (Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey) and since 1995 full-time on Martha's Vineyard.

Unsung heroes, now sung

The Council On Aging in Oak Bluffs is fortunate to have Rose Cogliano and Susan Von Steiger on board.

The books are flowing in

To the Editor:As a member of the Library Friends of Oak Bluffs, I'd like to thank The Times and Megan Alley for posting our call for used books in recent Oak Bluffs columns.

Growing costs of wind energy plan

The articles this week about the Vineyard Power Co-op's site-planning meeting raised two concerns for me.

An alternative, alternative energy source

After living on Martha's Vineyard for more than 20 years, I have come to believe that because we are an island, we have the unique ability and now, a window of opportunity, to become self-sustaining by creating our own electrical power.

Not an endorsement

I sent this letter to Mark London and Paul Foley of the Martha's Vineyard Commission and to Sam Dunn, the developer.

Shellfishermen provide a valuable service

To the Editor:The article entitled "Oak Bluffs shellfishermen air gripes, reap rewards" (May 6) perhaps missed the point.

Cafe Moxie on hold

Disappointing to say the least, but 48 Main Street in Vineyard Haven, the site of Cafe Moxie, is probably losing another season.

Grateful for tour

As the Director of the After School Program for the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, I have had the opportunity to meet and integrate many talented individuals into an enriching program for our Island children.

Lucky in friendship

To the Editor:I can't begin to adequately thank everyone involved in the "Jimmy Buffet Fundraiser" held for me at the P.

A little outrage needed about the tree trimming

To the Editor:Where are the outrage people?Have they passed on, or moved away — perhaps to Florida or Arizona? Don't they know the civic minded, responsible outrage person finds a replacement person before leaving?I am not an outrage person.

Wind power, the Trojan Horse

Greece committed to 2,587 commercial wind turbines, and ministry officials estimate that as many as 7,000 turbines could be installed by 2010 .

Unlucky Nantucket Sound

The unfortunate aspect of the Cape Wind project is that it is a good project but in the wrong place.

An honor to have served

I am writing to inform the Martha's Vineyard community that I have resigned from my position of executive director of Women Empowered.

Mary Fuller remembered

It's been two years since Mary Fuller's passing.


To the Editor:Here is a quote from a recent Letter to The Editor: "I am saddened that Mr.

Volunteers made the difference

A big thank you goes to the students, faculty and administration of the Oak Bluffs School, who cleaned up the long-accumulating litter along the path that goes through the woods behind the school.

Swish, swish, swish

Good morning, Mom, Dad, and Brother Ian.

Better than chowder

Congratulations to Jim Gordon of Cape Wind.