Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Attention on farmers market is misguided

To the Editor: Regarding Rich Saltzberg's story on the West Tisbury select board, "Merchandise at farmers market questioned" (Sept. 3). Thank goodness Skipper Manter and Kent Healy are protecting us from the farmers market scofflaws! God...

Honoring history, making progress

To the Editor: We hope everyone enjoyed seeing the suffrage colors — purple, white and (sunflower) yellow — displayed across the Vineyard during our weeklong commemoration of the 19th Constitutional Amendment, a historic milestone in...

Navy is ignoring its responsibility

To the Editor: The U.S. Navy is inviting comments on a "proposed remedial action plan" for Nomans Land, a 600-acre island three miles south of Martha's Vineyard, part of the town of Chilmark. The "action"...

Are we doomed?

To the Editor: Yesterday was Labor Day. A few of my friends and neighbors gathered in my yard to play music. It was fun. It was mellow. It was long overdue. These are tough times. Several...

Donations helped feed the community

To the Editor: What started out as John's suggestion in late March to Stephen and Susan Bowen, Waterside Market owners, to provide free meals to hospital workers and first responders ended 3½ months later, and...

Tough time to be a landlady

To the Editor: First and foremost my heart goes out to those who feel they can no longer pay their rent due to the coronavirus. That said, as a landlady I am also facing a similar...

Thankful for the community support

To the Editor: Thank you to the community of Martha’s Vineyard, where we have operated Island Cove Adventures with our mini golf, rock wall, and grill for 28 years.  We started out to build a mini...

Heal this fractured country

To the Editor:  Brute tactics. Goon squad mentality. Encouraging violence. Alienating allies. Squandering resources. Cheating our children.  I long for pride in America. I will vote with a clear conscience. For Joe and Kamala to heal this fractured country.   Liza Coogan Vineyard Haven

SUP was the wrong choice

To the Editor: This morning there were surveyors with plans for the Beach Road shared use path that is going in at a cost of over $10 million dollars, after years of contention and with...

Focus should have been on first-timers

To the Editor: The article in last week’s MV Times (“Vineyard Grocer granted license,” August 26), which mentioned the appointments to the Tisbury finance and advisory committee neglected to mention a significant result of the...

From discrimination to racism — in anger and in pain

To the Editor: My parents brought us up with exhortations to “Give back” and “Leave the world better than you found it.” My father — coming from a long line of Scottish Presbyterian ministers —...

In support of the FARM Institute

To the Editor: I sent the following letter to the Edgartown Conservation Commission regarding our support for the FARM Institute. I write to you today in strong support of the FARM Institute. My children, ages 10...

In support of Sen. Markey

To the Editor: Senator Ed Markey is a rare type of politician. Having spent the past 50 years in Washington, with a strong legislative record of over 500 laws on the books — some of...

Shrink the O.B. P.O. line!

To the Editor:  Open Letter to Oak Bluffs Post Office Dear 02557, The current system is not working. Having a line that at times, goes all the way to the entrance of the Reliable parking lot, and...

I want to come back to the FARM next year

To the Editor: My name is Brandon Barua. I am 10 years old and in the fifth grade, and I have come to talk to you about writing an article to save the FARM Institute....

Taking the right path

To the Editors, With so much going on on M.V. this summer, it is easy to overlook the small things. In Menemsha the selectmen, with much input from a wide variety of people, built a...

David White will be missed

To the Editor: David White, the artistic director of the Yard, truly enriched our lives, and we will miss him very much after his retirement in September. His choices for the Yard’s artistic schedule, the...

Rethink where to teach kids

To the Editor: In trying to open schools during the pandemic by poorly replicating our old system, we are missing the opportunity to rethink teaching and learning. The Vineyard is rich in many resources that...

Approves of comment decision

To the Editor: Bravo, about time people have to put their name on what they say.   John Packer Tisbury

Let Trustees continue to work farm

To the Editor: We’re writing to express our deep disappointment with the Edgartown conservation commission’s notice to terminate The Trustees’ lease on  Katama  Farm. Since 2016, when The Trustees merged with the FARM Institute and...
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