Thursday, February 29, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for recycling ink cartridges

To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who deposited their used inkjet cartridges last month. They were sold to a recycler for a net payout to the League of Women Voters of Martha's Vineyard. That's...

The British have landed!

To the Editor: The annual exchange between students of the Bridgewater School in England and West Tisbury is underway. Thirty-five Brits are partnered with eighth graders to learn and share each other's culture. Their first stop...

Thankful for Voices project

To the Editor: I wanted to thank you for your segment on "Voices of Veterans.” Hearing of the experiences of our Island friends and neighbors was heartwarming. There is so much history and valor in...

Thanks for recognizing veterans

To the Editor: Thank you for your recent "Vineyard Voices" focusing on our Island veterans. We need to recognize fellow Islanders who, oftentimes, serve us in a myriad of ways, so quietly and kindly. As...

Stop electronics overconsumption

To the Editor: On an Island filled with consumers of electronics, I was surprised to see that The Martha’s Vineyard Times had yet to provide any coverage of the tragedies caused by coltan mines in...

More transparency needed on zoning changes

To the Editor: The Oak Bluffs planning board has just concluded a series of four meetings designed to share the work of zoning reform subcommittees. While some information was helpful, explicit material was sorely lacking....

Letter of thanks

To the Editor:  I want to thank the town of Tisbury, the staff and board of the Council on Aging, and colleagues and friends for the well wishes in my retirement. All of the love...

Good news on Healey housing bill

To the Editor: We are excited to bring you big housing bank news. As you are likely aware, Gov. Maura Healey filed a historic housing bond bill, the Affordable Homes Act, last week. She heard our...

Not the location for housing development

To the Editor: We write in connection with your Oct. 13 article, “Over 60 Housing Units Proposed for Edgartown,” concerning a proposal, dubbed Edgartown Gardens, according to the article, to build a 90-bedroom, 164-vehicle, mixed-use,...

Divided loyalties, naturalized citizens

To the Editor: The photo and content concerning immigration services here on M.V. brought back memories of my own induction service to this nation, in Boston in 1995. I retained my original Canadian citizenship, and...

White supremacy is a lost cause

To the Editor: There is much discussion recently of “white supremacy,” and the threat its advocates may pose by fomenting violence and civil unrest. It is true that many white Americans feel uncomfortable at the prospect...

Publish special events sooner

To the Editor: Many of us look forward to Thursdays for the MV Times. We read it as time permits. Sadly, the Calendar section is the last of three sections, and too often a special...

Similar PFAS concerns with plastic fencing compared to field

To the Editor: Recently the West Tisbury Select Board’s request to replace the wooden fencing of the Village Cemetery with PVC was denied. Personally, I think that’s the right decision. While there is a historical...

Don’t resort to NIMBYism on Edgartown development

To the Editor: Wouldn’t it be nice if a project such as the proposed 40B housing project at the Donaroma site (and adjoining lots) could go before the M.V. Commission (or any other planning board)...

Silence on Israel

To the Editor “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”  –Martin Luther King Jr.  Keira Chassman West Tisbury  

Thanks for caring for Tad Crawford

To the Editor: The family of Tad Crawford wish to sincerely thank Sandie Core-Dolby and Horizons Geriatrics, Cheryl Kram and the Martha’s Vineyard branch of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, and Tad’s...

Turf field: Grass or plastic?

To the Editor: It’s time to practice democracy, here and now.  This issue is far too important to be decided by just a handful of people, some of whom don’t have our best interests in mind. To...

Barbecue: The endless summer

To the Editor: If you drive with your car windows open, you can smell it on most spring evenings. The scent is unmistakable. Yes, someone is barbecuing. Most of us barbecue, and don't give it...

Gordon setters were part of Island community

To the Editor: David and I want to thank the Island community for their outpouring of sympathy and love shown after the loss of our Gordon setter, Cooper. His brother, Chester, left us back in...

Up-Island hypocrisy

To the Editor: I take issue with a recent opinion piece by Vicki Divoll, a Chilmark resident, and a retired lawyer (“Can anonymous cash donations be accepted by a public school committee?” Sept. 20). It...