Thursday, September 22, 2022

Letters to the Editor

A message to Alan Dershowitz

To the Editor: Alan Dershowitz’s statement, “I will continue to represent the most despised and hated clients who most need representation,” is a specious posture masquerading as principle. The sad fact of our “justice” system...

Searching for the mysterious ferry service

To the Editor:  So the SSA board thinks Robert Davis walks on water. It appears there must be another vehicle ferry service to the Vineyard of which I am unaware. The SSA of which Davis is...

A solution to the dispute

To the Editor: The dispute between Alan Dershowitz, noted constitutional lawyer, and Ebba Hierta, director of the Chilmark Free Library, could easily be resolved by consulting the U.S. Constitution, to wit: Amendment 28 - Originally...

There when he needed them

To the Editor: This is a note I should have written months ago, when I was in need of emergency care, which resulted in an immediate response from the West Tisbury Police and Tri-town EMS....

Mourning the loss of Chester

To the Editor: My spouse David and I wanted to thank the Island community for their love, prayers, and positive thoughts as we navigated the end stages of our beloved Chester's last few days. He...

Public is watching

To the Editor: It takes a special person to boldly lie when observed by a large group of people. There are others in the public sphere who have perfected their ability to do so. Mr....

Bad plan for Tashmoo

To the Editor:  I am very concerned about the Tisbury harbormaster's plan to use plastic geo-grid to stabilize the volatile parking lot at Tashmoo Beach. The harbormaster went to the conservation commission for permission to...

Proactively keep the peace

To the Editor: Who is responsible for enforcing noise violations, including from boaters on Oak Bluffs Harbor? Why are those violations not being enforced proactively?  On Friday night (July 15), a boat in a slip on...

Withdraw the plan

To the Editor: I write as a response to the recent MV Times article “Trustees leadership responds on OSV and dogs,” by Richard Saltzberg from July 20. As an avid beachgoer and trained ecologist, I found...

Let him speak

To the Editor: I think Alan Dershowitz should be allowed to speak at the Chilmark Public Library for a limited number of audience members. He is a prominent lawyer and a best-selling author. Certainly a...

Uninvited heat

To the Editor: Let me get this straight. Alan Dershowitz thinks Ebba Hierta, director of the Chilmark Library, should resign herself to threats of violence, or leave her job. Mr. Dershowitz put it this way...

Traffic lights could make a difference

To the Editor:  In August 2000, I wrote to the other Vineyard paper that it was high time to consider installing seasonal traffic lights at the two notoriously congested Vineyard Haven intersections. I said, “The...

Thank you, SeaStreak

To the Editor: Last week I drove to Dartmouth to return a leased car. The dealer there had arranged a ride for me to the fast ferry dock. As we pulled into the parking area,...

An update from Beacon Hill

To the Editor: As the summer heats up and our lives and roads are filled with visitors, I hope you find a moment to read our update of the goings-on at the State House.  Abortion is...

Camp Meeting Association not showing gratitude

To the Editor: Imagine giving $315,000 to someone to fix their roof. You’d expect them to be grateful for a long time. But not the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association. On May 15, 2021, the generous citizens...

‘Never once broken into a line’

To the Editor: The only letter that upset me, from the array of nasty ones, was the mendacious one by David Small falsely claiming that he saw me break in line last year at the...

A sincere thank you

To the Editor: I would like to thank the Good Samaritan who stopped on Lambert’s Cove Road on July 6 when my dogs were out of the yard. One of them was hit (broken leg)...