Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Public service an oxymoron at O.B. Post Office 

To the Editor: On Dec. 4, there was a large, heavy box for pickup at the Post Office. After waiting for a very long time in a very slow line, I said I would pick...

Unitarian Church also helps food distribution

To the Editor: Last Week's edition of The MV Times carried a front-page article regarding the Vineyard Committee on Hunger's (VCOH) holiday food distribution under its Family2Family Thanksgiving program. It should be pointed out that...

Helmets off to Oak Bluffs bike path addition

To the Editor: With rampant insanity running wild everywhere on the planet, I was pleased last week to see a road crew applying solid and broken lane lines to the new bicycle and pedestrian path...

America will protect against state-sponsored religion 

To the Editor: Please check the factual basis of your essayist's claims. Jack Fruchtman warns that the U.S. "may well be on the road to becoming a Christian nation in which all other religions, agnostics,...

Ship turkeys off-Island

To the Editor: A story appeared in the Thanksgiving Day issue of the New York Times that conservationists are getting worried about the declining populations of wild turkeys in the Midwest and South. Perhaps the...

No effort to conceal Sankaty records

To the Editor:  I would like to address some insinuations reported in the media, regarding the perception that the Steamship Authority concealed or withheld the results of the investigation into the July 27, 2023, incident...

I was holding the swastika, and here’s why

To the Editor: I found myself at DaRosas on a rainy Saturday afternoon last week. As I browsed the aisles I overheard a conversation between the clerk and a customer. The customer mentioned that she...

Thanksgiving and the world situation

To the Editor: We seem to be coming apart at the seams — everyone retreating to their corners, unwilling to talk or have any element of trust for another opinion. And to top it all...

Now is not the time for division

Dear Members, By now many of you have seen the deeply disturbing photo of a man at Five Corners holding a large sign with a swastika. As reported in both the local papers and confirmed...

Swastikas and the dismantlement of Israel

To the Editor: Yesterday, I shared some photos to social media of a swastika that was displayed at the pro-Palestine rally at Five Corners. The images circulated quickly, and The MV Times made its own...

No mindless ceasefire

To the Editor: If David Mintz called for the shell-shocked Israeli leadership to take greater care to minimize civilian casualties and suffering, I’d support him. But he calls for a ceasefire. David Mintz sprinkles his post...

An act of generosity at Stop & Shop

To The Editor: At 8 am on Sunday before Thanksgiving at the Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven, I had a lovely encounter. As the clerk was finishing my tally, a beautiful woman approached me...

Calls for ceasefire are anti-Semitic

To the Editor: David Mintz's retelling of the liberal left's anti-Semitic narrative is intolerable to leave unremarked upon.  Here is why his ghastly letter calling for an immediate ceasefire is anti-Semitic and out of touch with...

‘Laughter Builds an Island’

To the Editor: Thank you, Jen and Dan Scannell, for your generous and heartfelt effort, orchestrating “Laughter Builds an Island.” Jen and Dan brought noted comedians to perform at the Old Whaling Church on Friday...

Fuel dumping near Vineyard

To the Editor: As a frequent visitor to M.V., and having many friends there, it stung especially when I read on WCAI’s website that a large plane just dumped 6,000 gallons of fuel into the...

A call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

To the Editor: The Israeli military assault on Gaza has touched off enormous protests all over the world. At one such protest in Boston on Sunday, Nov. 12, one of the themes was silence equals...

Early morning trucks are problematic

To the Editor: Your neighbors in Falmouth are becoming increasingly upset at the very heavy and noisy septic tanks that you are sending through Falmouth residential neighborhoods at 6:15 to 6:25 am on a regular...

Credit where credit due on veterans housing

To the Editor: I wrote a letter in response to the Oct. 26 editorial regarding veterans (“Veterans continue to need our help”). I indicated that I thought the Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee (which had...