Friday, May 17, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Call for Island-wide approach to zoning

To the Editor: On April 9, I understand residents of Oak Bluff will have their annual town meeting, and this year that will include voting on what is affectionately known as the townwide Light Industrial...

Support ban on traveling circuses

To the Editor: Please, support Massachusetts Bills H.3245, S.2197, and S. 2189 that will ban traveling circuses with elephants, big cats, primates, and giraffes from coming into the state. Contact your representatives and ask them...

Future uncertain for Island croquet club

To the Editor: The Edgartown Croquet Club has been on the Island in one form or another since 1981. Croquet, in all its forms (backyard, golf, association, American six-wicket and nine-wicket) is a beloved sport...

‘Wicked good’ performance

To the Editor: Despite the cold March winds and rain, the robust heart of Martha’s Vineyard was beating warm and loud and fast this past weekend at the M.V. Playhouse. Hats off to the Wicked...

Beach theft in progress

To the Editor: Who among us would dispute that all public land should remain in public hands? We support the decisions of Island officials regarding the management of public parks, beaches, and tennis courts. But...

Endorsement for traditional lighthouse pattern

To the Editor: I'd like to second Jeff Madison's idea that the signal from the new lens at the Gay Head lighthouse mimic the traditional pattern, three whites and a red.   Whit Griswold West Tisbury

Airport commission responds to misinformation

To the Editor: There has been a great deal of misinformation that has appeared in the media and online concerning the lease for 20 Airport Road, in which Animal Health Care (AHC) is currently located....

A Plea for the Leash

To the Editor: Ah, Springtime! Sun, a light breeze, the dog bounding through the woods… Hang on a second. Do you actually have voice control over your dog? I ask, because true voice control is vanishingly...

Vineyarders rally for ceasefire

To the Editor: On March 2, members of CeasefireMV traveled to Falmouth to participate in a demonstration on the Falmouth Green organized by the Falmouth Ceasefire group. CeasefireMV, Falmouth Ceasefire, and other Cape and Island...

Appreciation for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission

To the Editor: I want to recommend to all Vineyarders to go by Featherston Art Center for its outstanding exhibit about the Martha’s Vineyard Commission now celebrating its 50th year. The exhibit will remain up...

Coalition applauds newspaper translation service

To the Editor: The Martha’s Vineyard Diversity Coalition applauds the new Portuguese translation of the newspaper. “O Tempo” is an important measure that significantly increases recognition of the contributions and vitality of our Brazilian brothers...

Know your hospice choices

To the Editor: Thanks to Phyllis Segal for her always timely letter about the value of hospice care. We on Martha's Vineyard are fortunate to have Hospice and Palliative Services nearby. From both my personal...

Frustrated with SSA cancellations 

To the Editor: As a college student who wants to come home, these SSA cancellations are making it very difficult. I believe this should not happen, as it is the only decent way to get...

What is at stake for Chappy?

To the Editor: Since 1972, my family has owned a house on the Vineyard, and throughout my life, the beaches of Chappy became my home. For us, a home was never about the physical structure...

Perspective on O.B. zoning proposal 

To the Editor: I would like to offer a different perspective on the zoning bylaw change that has been under discussion in Oak Bluffs, as well as a response to the letter submitted on Feb....

Jimmy Carter upends hospice expectations

To the Editor: Last February, at age 98, former President Jimmy Carter entered home hospice care. He is the longest lived U.S. president in American history, and will turn 100 on Oct. 1. His family...

Special thanks from Red Stocking

To the Editor: Once again, our Island community, both near and far, wrapped its collective arms around Red Stocking 2023, our 85th year! The words “thank you” do not even begin to express the gratitude...

Slow down for wildlife

To the Editor: While recently driving from Edgartown to Oak Bluffs on Beach Road, I came across two dead gulls on the parking lane shortly after the Big Bridge. I parked, got out of my...

For our readers

The MV Times welcomes Letters to the Editor on topics that are of interest and relevant to Islanders. Recently we have received a large number of letters, which is great, but an increasing percentage...

Clarifying the state’s retirement plan

To the Editor:  After reading a recent Letter to the Editor (“Corruption in retirement plan for public employees,” Feb. 8), it appears there is some confusion about the Massachusetts SMART Plan that I would like...