Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Too many drawbacks to field project

To the Editor: This is a copy of a letter sent to the Martha's Vineyard Commission and the Oak Bluffs planning board on Feb. 4. Thanks for the chance to share my opinion about the effort...

Beaches need places for users to go

To the Editor: The following is an email sent to officials in Edgartown and Dukes County. The purpose of this email is to alert you all to the dangerous situation that exists on the county beach,...

Some turf ‘facts’ need more research

To the Editor: Recently I read the green Huntress Sports sales presentation binder given to MVC members. The document contains pages with columns of “simple facts.” Many of the “facts” are opinions. Many “facts” are...

Your support made it possible

To the Editor: The words “thank you” do not even begin to express the gratitude that all of us at Red Stocking feel for all of you who supported us this year! As with every...

Spare this tree

To the Editor: Would someone please explain why this magnificent shade tree near the Net Result is not being protected by the Martha's Vineyard Commission? This tree is not on the bike path and it...

A wonderful man

To the Editor: Thank you for the interview with Steve Soriano. He is a wonderful man and a great addition to this community. He makes the world brighter for a great many people, with a...

Many thanks

To the Editor: The Island Food Pantry and I would like to say thank you to all of those who made donations at the Christmas display on County Road in Oak Bluffs in 2020. Because...

Field expert called into question

To the Editor:  On Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s first public hearing on the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s proposal to install a plastic field, engineer Chris Huntress said that in addition...

Level the playing field for all student athletes

To the Editor: This letter is in support of the proposed new synthetic track and field project at the high school, through the lens of Unified Athletics. Relatively new to MVRHS, Unified Athletics is a...

Speak up and speak out

To the Editor:  Last week I completed a three-evening community conversation on anti-racism put on by Islander Kyle Williams and cohorts, called “A Long Talk.” Thanks to promotion by the M.V. Diversity Coalition (join!), many...

We need a vaccination plan

To the Editor: OK — I will admit it — sometimes I think "out of the box," and it doesn't always work.  I have been reading The MV Times stories about COVID vaccination guidelines and possible timelines....

Say no to use of park for concert

To the Editor:  Every morning I walk through Veterans Memorial Park. Last night someone drove a vehicle across the park, going through the playground along the southwest side and through the baseball diamond near Lagoon...

Good Soles good for the soul

To the Editor:  The spring of 2020 brought many changes to our Island lifestyle. A virus called COVID-19 was spreading throughout the U.S., and most of the rest of the world. The doctors at the...

Local journalism’s value

To the Editor: I am writing to renew my call to support local journalism through the simplest and most direct way — the annual subscription. I'd written last year that the cost of subscribing to...

Turf field ignores the greater community good

To the Editor: From the point of view of student and community health, environmental health, financial impacts, and basic equity, the artificial turf project at the MVRHS elicits extreme cognitive dissonance. Why cognitive dissonance? Because...

Both houses of Congress need to impeach

To the Editor: On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Vineyard activists woke up to the welcome news that the Rev. Raphael Warnock had won his special election, and was now a U.S. senator-elect from Georgia. Warnock has...

An inaccurate portrayal

To the Editor: In 10 years, I have never needed to emphatically rebut a Times article, but Friday’s article, titled “This was not a huge angry mob” (Jan. 8) is not just inaccurate, it’s dangerous....

‘What I saw broke my heart’

To the Editor: An eyewitness said it was mostly peaceful? Good for him. What I saw broke my heart. That gun rights advocate in Nancy Pelosi"s office violating her space. The Confederate flag being proudly...

Help the League of Women Voters

To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard has run its signature fundraiser for more than 10 years. We collect inkjet printer cartridges at various sites around the Island and recycle them...

Will Land Bank allow access to Lambert’s Cove?

To the Editor: Congratulations to the M.V. Land Bank on its recent purchases in Tisbury on Tashmoo Neck and in West Tisbury on James Pond. Together with acquisition of the Red Gate Farm property in...
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