Letters to the Editor

A dog, a doughnut, and a tradition

To the Editor: Traditions. The Vineyard is about traditions, but some of those traditions will be interrupted this summer. However, some traditions are immutable — the bond between a man and his dog. One of my...

COVID-19 is not on vacation

To the Editor: We on Martha's Vineyard have largely been spared from the severe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not due to luck, but rather to adherence to basic principles of managing a...

Thank you, Vineyard Conservation Society

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to send a big thank-you to the Vineyard Conservation Society. In March, COVID-19 disrupted our world as we knew it, and so many of our lives were...

Faith-ful reader

To the Editor: After many letters written to The MV Times, usually drawing attention to or criticizing certain philosophies, I am happy to write one of gratitude for the very sincere article featuring Mr. Larsen...

A renewed appreciation of nature

To the Editor: If there is one thing we might all agree on in this crazy time, it is that we Vineyarders have gained an even deeper appreciation for the Island’s extraordinary natural landscape. The...

Pandemic isn’t over

To the Editor: The Vineyard was quiet just a month ago, and we were worried about what the summer would look like and how the economy of the Island would be affected. It was the...

Mother Nature has spoken — listen up!

To the Editor: For the past 100 years, or so, we have been testing our human progress through technological strength against the mother of us all, Mother Nature. We’ve made immense strides in our push...

Grateful for Dr. Jasny’s efforts

To the Editor: Today I picked up Leo at the vet. I’ve spent a lot of time there with Leo over the past three years. When I first brought him there three years ago, he...

Farm Pond making headway

To the Editor: The path to saving Farm Pond’s ecosystem has been a long and circuitous one, from way back before I was born. Hart Realty’s generosity and forward thinking when they donated and sold...

Efforts of police appreciated

To the Editor: The Good Shepherd Food Program/Food Baskets M.V. members want to express our gratitude to the Oak Bluffs Police Department for its generous participation in bringing food to those in need on the...

Uncomfortable with M.V. testing site

To the Editor: Why is Martha’s Vineyard, where 30 or possibly 45 people have to date been confirmed with the coronavirus, a priority for coronavirus testing? Why not Chelsea, Massachusetts, where cases this week reached...

Serpa has experience

To the Editor: Margaret Serpa has been an outstanding selectman for 21 years. Her experience and dedication is invaluable. She is available to townspeople for discussion, and listens intently. She cares about Edgartown, and shows...

Limiting plastic is still important

To the Editor: To the voters of Tisbury and Edgartown, we are aware that things are not ideal in our world right now, and that our plastic bottle bylaw might not be the most important...

Nice time to be nice

To the Editor: “Do One Nice Thing.” If you saw a book with this title, wouldn’t you think it was just published this spring? I have it, published in 2008, picked up at some point...

A time for quiet contemplation

To the Editor: This Saturday, June 6, is National Trails Day, an opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors. For the past quarter-century the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has recognized Trails Day with a cross-Island hike....

All four officers should be charged

To the Editor: We are calling for justice for the family of George Floyd. We believe that in order to do that, we must call for upgrading the charges against Officer Derek Chauvin to...

Quiet evil, closely held, politely denied, powerfully cruel

To the Editor: A letter to my non-black sisters and brothers. This is not about cops. I would go to the mat in defense of the two policemen here in Aquinnah that I know — Paul...

‘Members of my profession failed us all again’

To the Editor: Once again, another page in racism’s seems-like-never-ending chapters of systematic injustice for people of color. George Floyd died at the hands (knees) of officers from the Minneapolis Police Department. If you watch the...

What’s not to love?

To the Editor: I am writing in response to quotes mentioned in a recent MV Times article, “Floyd killing sparks Oak Bluffs rally,” posted on May 31. I am deeply saddened and appalled that Ewell Hopkins,...

It is my hope … 

To the Editor: It is my hope that the world will truly understand what I have always espoused to my children, that perspective is everything. It is important for each of us to understand one...