Friday, July 30, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Policy needed for Howes House

To the Editor: Thank you for the article regarding the Up-Island Council on Aging vaccination situation (“Vaccination question lurks at Howes House,” in the News section). As reported, the rumor that staff members at the...

MVC’s credibility is at stake

To the Editor: I am frankly concerned about what I heard when listening to the discussion at LUPC on Tuesday, June 8, concerning the high school’s application for the athletic fields. I voted for some...

Students, teachers deserve more

To the Editor: I have been a Tisbury resident my entire life. I was born in this hospital. I went through Tisbury School as a student and I have great memories of my years there....

Childhood doesn’t wait

To the Editor: I want all to understand that another pause, on any basis, will continue to expose our children to asbestos, lead, and a failed school without the scale footage needed to meet educational...

A good plan at a critical moment

To the Editor: I am very much in favor of the proposed renovation and additions to the Tisbury School. The Tisbury School is more than our only school; it’s also a hub for community activities and...

Field project demands thorough review

To the Editor: These are NOT the words or language we would expect to hear from the Island planning body charged with protecting our land and water and leading the island’s climate action efforts: “I remain...

MVC should prioritize natural grass over synthetic turf

To the Editor: I understand that the Martha’s Vineyard Commission may take a vote on June 24 regarding DRI 352-M2, the MVRHS’s application to create, in effect, a new sportsplex at the high school. It’s a...

Plastic field is ‘incomprehensible’

To the Editor:  To Doug Sederholm and the Land Use Planning Committee of the MVC: Let's pretend for a moment that all the residents of the Island don't throw away their single-use plastic bags; instead...

Don’t blame the SSA

To the Editor: I, like many others, was inconvenienced by the shutdown of the SSA site. However, I don’t agree with the folks who are strongly criticizing the SSA technology staff for this failure. Sure,...

Don’t be fooled again

To the Editor: The overwhelming yes vote for the Tisbury School at Sunday's meeting is only a first step in the right direction. The opposition either didn't want to stand up, or decided not to...

Overjoyed after adopting kitties

To the Editor: In mid-January, our wonderful kitty, just months from his 21st birthday, headed off to join his shelter stepbrother, who had set off on his own next adventure six years before. For the...

Support Tisbury School project

To the Editor: Later this week at this year’s special town meeting and at the ballot on June 17th and 22nd, we will be asked to vote on the renovation and addition project for the...

Portrayal of opponents is inaccurate

To the Editor: After reflecting on the debate regarding the building of a West Tisbury affordable housing project, specifically the vote allowing the placement of this project on a three-acre parcel on Lambert’s Cove Road,...

Some thoughts on superintendent’s evaluation

To the Editor: I am pleased to see the All-Island School Committee (AISC) is preparing to tackle the daunting and time-consuming task of evaluating the superintendent of schools, Dr. D’Andrea. It is my hope, as...

Priscilla Sylvia will be missed

To the Editor: On behalf of all the members of the Friends of Oak Bluffs, we are sorry for the passing of Priscilla Sylvia, and more importantly, we will miss her many contributions. She devoted her...

Hack exposes SSA’s reservation system

To the Editor: The Steamship Authority hack and its inability to respond shows an unacceptable level of incompetence with respect to its online services, and supports eliminating the reservation system altogether. It has taken a...

Beach Road isn’t right location for development

To the Editor: Finally we seem to be seeing some light at the end of the COVID tunnel. It has been a long year, but here we are in spring, almost summer, and the beginning...

Prepare for ‘huge’ number of ticks

To the Editor:  I suspect that many of you noticed the huge jump in the numbers of deer tick nymphs right after the Memorial Day weekend. In the 10 years I have been studying ticks...

Why ransomware is a human problem

To the Editor: What may come as a surprise to many is that the source for the majority of ransomware attacks is not — as Hollywood may have led us to believe — a hacker trying...

Zealous about addressing the housing crisis

To the Editor: I would like to respond to a letter in the May 27th issue (“Poor Martha”). The writer complained that a three-acre lot on the corner of Upper Lambert's Cove Road was placed...
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