Sunday, October 24, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Lessons learned about inequality and protecting the U.S. voter

To the Editor:  On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, recognizing women’s right to vote, was certified into law. In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women's Equality Day. Now, on...

Lone star tick population is growing

To the Editor: The change in seasons also brings changes in the tick populations. As we enter September, we are seeing very few deer tick nymphs, and no adult deer ticks. The number of lone...

Time for another roundabout

To the Editor: While I was on the Martha's Vineyard Commission, I asked several times for our traffic planner to do a study on another roundabout at the intersection of Barnes Road and the West...

Mow town not music to her ears

To the Editor: What is the obsession the Vineyard has with lawn mowing? There is no way the grass in my neighborhood could grow fast enough to justify the amount of mowing going on in...

Unvaccinated should not call for help

To the Editor: If you refuse to get vaccinated for whatever wrong reason, and get COVID, please do not call the hospital. Unlike you, they really do believe in science. Rather, call Lenny at Chapman Funeral...

Enforce the plastic ban

To the Editor: This is an open letter to the concerned students who were the driving force behind the passage of the Tisbury and other towns’ bylaws prohibiting the sale of single-use plastic bottles. Unfortunately, your...

Golden goose, or cash cow?

To the Editor: Can we take the foot off the gas, the pot off the boil? As the prices and costs to live here climb higher, the amenities diminish, while exploiters flourish. We live in a...

Afghanistan: What did you expect?

To the Editor: America entered Afghanistan in November 2001 to avenge the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. However, there was never any real attempt to finish off the Taliban. The U.S. media, government, and...

What will the select board do?

To the Editor: The vaccination ball is in the West Tisbury select board’s court now! At its meeting of August 12, the West Tisbury board of health (BOH) unanimously voted to require that all town...

So where is Joe already?

To the Editor: The top 10 reasons President Biden will probably show up on the Vineyard this summer: Tradition. He just got elected president of the U.S. (See Clinton, Obama.) He’s a Democrat....

Appreciative of MVC vote on field

To the Editor: I would like to take a moment to thank you for providing the forum in which we, as a community, have the opportunity to openly express ourselves when we truly believe that...

Island needs Dr. Michotek

To the Editor: A number of patients of Dr. Michael Michotek are concerned and dismayed at the news that Dr. Michotek is considering retiring from his practice on the Vineyard, in which he visits his...

Dershowitz shunned? 

To the Editor: According to an article in the New York Times on August 4 about President Obama’s birthday party, Alan Dershowitz “said the community in Chilmark was critical of the glitzy bash.” Alan Dershowitz...

Fergus ‘had become a menace’

To the Editor: Last week the Martha’s Vineyard Times printed several disturbing articles that included false accusations that my mother, Ellen Harley, made about my actions and motivations regarding my dog. I sympathize with her...

Should be room for Dr. Michotek

To the Editor:  When my original PCP retired, several years ago, my options for primary care were, 1. see a series of replacement physicians at the hospital who came and went at three- to six-month...

Remember the people

To the Editor:  A birthday party, really! My grandchildren would love to host a party, as I’m sure their emotional well-being is a tad more fragile than yours, President Obama. The fact that you would...

Make vaccines mandatory

To the Editor: This letter was sent to the West Tisbury select board. I, Cynthia Riggs, join the large number of townspeople who believe the West Tisbury select board should pass a regulation that requires COVID...

Provide incentives to leave cars off-Island

To the Editor: The MVC is considering the idea of a study of the “carrying capacity” of the Island. This is way past due. Some modest proposals: Make the VTA free, with a more frequent...

Deaf wish

To the Editor: Now that I am 75, perfect strangers have taken to yelling at me out of the blue.  Like the other day on Pease’s Point Way in Edgartown, I’m biking south on my recumbent....
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