Saturday, January 28, 2023

Letters to the Editor

A window into Island namesakes

To the Editor: This past summer I had a chance to travel in the UK, walking the West Highland Way and visiting quaint little English towns. This Saturday, November 19, at 2 pm, my daughter,...

The idea of Gross National Happiness

To the Editor: Nestled in the high Himalayas and wedged between two Asian giants, China to the north and India to the south, is the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, with an area of 38,394...

Time to stop building

To the Editor: In direct opposition to the letter by James Joyce (the Edgartown realtor, not the Irish poet) in last week’s paper — I don’t think we’ve reached the tipping point of conserving our...

The future of Howes House

To the Editor: With the presentation of the focus group findings at its Wednesday (Nov. 2) meeting, the West Tisbury Building Committee now knows what the future of Howes House might, could, and should look...

Vote no on 5

To the Editor: I am shocked regarding the audacity of those who support Question 5 on the ballot: for restaurants to serve alcohol in the absence of a meal. You see the slippery slope that...

Doesn’t support booze without food

To the Editor: Attention, Tisbury voters. Question 5 of the ballot questions, Nov. 8, is asking the townspeople to eliminate the necessity for restaurants, hotels, and inns to serve food when selling alcoholic beverages. I don’t...

Is it time to rethink the Land Bank?

To the Editor: The Land Bank does not pay property taxes, and in fact takes property taxes off the tax roll. The Land Bank has an enormous amount of money in its kitty after the recent...

Land Bank has produced affordable housing

To the Editor: The Land Bank watched with interest the Island’s recent debate and deliberation over the Housing Bank. Although it is a conservation organization, the Land Bank has been involved in affordable housing planning and...

It is time for shopping in Menemsha

To the Editor: The crowds are mostly gone and the foliage is just starting to turn with the swamp maples and other trees tinged with bright red, orange and yellows. Tourist season and even the...

$100 is hardly a deterrent

To the Editor: Upon casually reviewing the court reports this week I noticed a troubling trend.For just the week of Oct 14-21 the majority of the infractions were dealing with people driving either without a...

Helping hand when it was needed

To the Editor: This is in reference to the article in last week’s paper, “Upheaval at church food program."  I have known Joe Capobianco and his family for almost 30 years. During some rough spots when...

SSA board ignores Falmouth freight complaints

To the Editor: The Steamship Authority continues its scorched-earth approach for freight truck scheduling through Falmouth and Woods Hole neighborhoods. Last month the Steamship Authority board approved its Section 15A Report by a vote of 3...

Committee brings ‘meaningful results’

To the Editor: With regard to the article in the Oct. 20 edition titled “W.T. affordable housing committee on hot seat,” it would seem that the title belies the content. Far from being on a...

No fare increase, reservation changes for Islanders

To the Editor: As the M.V. board member on the SSA, I’d like to inform Islanders about some significant moves approved at yesterday’s board meeting, held on M.V. at the Film Center in Vineyard Haven....

Church had reasons to let Capobianco go

To the Editor: I am wondering why The MV Times found this article so newsworthy, especially with the headline “Upheaval at church food program” (Oct. 17), then with the subtitle, “Capobianco ‘disgusted’ at church HR...

Keep bike path open

To the Editor: I am concerned that the bike path that runs along Veterans Park is closed for 14 days during the three-day Beach Road Music Festival every summer. My children, their friends, myself, my...

Island’s actions were misrepresented

To the Editor: The following is a letter originally sent to a friend after seeing derogatory cartoons about Martha’s Vineyard and the migrants who arrived on the Island in September. Dear Karen, Thanks for the “good ones...

Supports Galibois for district attorney

To the Editor: Arguably, the most important local election this year is for Cape and Islands district attorney. In Massachusetts, the district attorney is one of the most powerful offices in the criminal justice system. The...

Nuclear attack is worth fearing

To the Editor: I was raised in the 50s under the nuclear umbrella. It never did rain nuclear bombs, and that seemed to verify the prevailing strategic defense plan, Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD). It was...

Grange forum will contemplate future use

To the Editor: The Grange Hall was built by Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society in 1859, and used for 137 years for the annual Agricultural Fair and Livestock Show. In 1993, West Tisbury purchased the structure...