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A landscaper’s view of the Confederate statue hornet’s nest

A landscaper’s view of the Confederate statue hornet’s nest By Elizabeth Westling   Can a landscaper shed light on the Confederate statue hornet’s nest? The controversy is nationwide, and has touched communities North and South. It broke out...

Independence Day, 2020 — a time to unite

Fourth of July celebrations commemorate the most American of all holidays. We have traditionally invited friends and family to join us for cookouts, parades, fireworks, and all the rest. Every schoolchild knows, of course,...

Let us breathe

My reaction to President Trump‘s walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square was outrage. I know that historic church well. I was married there many years ago. It is called “the Church...

An open letter to Michelle Obama

Dear Ms. Obama, I take you at your word that you have no wish to be a candidate for vice president on the ticket with Joe Biden. No one can fairly blame you. You have...

A week of wins and losses for transgender rights

This week’s landmark Supreme Court decision outlawing employment discrimination against LGBTQ Americans simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity is undoubtedly cause for celebration. But in recognizing this week’s Supreme Court victory,...

Polar Bears cancel season

To the Editor: Thank you, MV Times, for including the Polar Bears of M.V. in your photo feature “Summer Lovin’: What We Love Most About the Upcoming Season” (June 11). It is with much sadness that...

Gloves and masks along the roadsides?

To the Editor: Seeing too many disposable gloves and face masks on my walks along the roadsides. Please, take them home with you and dispose of them properly during this pandemic. Not only is it...

A call for compassion by visitors

To the Editor: The following is a letter sent to Steve Bernier at Cronig’s. First and foremost — thank you. Two short words to convey a depth of appreciation and gratitude for how you and your employees...

Many to thank for graduation’s success

To the Editor: On behalf of the eighth grade Edgartown School class of 2020, I want to thank all the folks who made this year's eighth grade graduation ceremony and celebration extra-special.  A sincere thank-you to...

Move to Ag Hall was ‘glorious’

To the Editor: As my mother would say, today was a glorious day. Mom said that a lot, especially when a perfect summer day allowed all seven of us to play outside from dawn to dusk....

Time to police masks

To the Editor: I think it is a disgrace that social distancing and face masks are not being enforced in Oak Bluffs. We have some of the finest police enforcement agencies here on the Island. Please...

Will West Tisbury return the favor?

To the Editor: The town of West Tisbury is having its annual town meeting in the Tabernacle, for free, in Oak Bluffs because of the pandemic. What a fine example of a neighborly community. The...

A dog, a doughnut, and a tradition

To the Editor: Traditions. The Vineyard is about traditions, but some of those traditions will be interrupted this summer. However, some traditions are immutable — the bond between a man and his dog. One of my...

COVID-19 is not on vacation

To the Editor: We on Martha's Vineyard have largely been spared from the severe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not due to luck, but rather to adherence to basic principles of managing a...

Thank you, Vineyard Conservation Society

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to send a big thank-you to the Vineyard Conservation Society. In March, COVID-19 disrupted our world as we knew it, and so many of our lives were...

Faith-ful reader

To the Editor: After many letters written to The MV Times, usually drawing attention to or criticizing certain philosophies, I am happy to write one of gratitude for the very sincere article featuring Mr. Larsen...

Meeting the needs

Last Thursday night, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission heard the latest iteration of Meeting House Place, a large-scale development on Meetinghouse Way in Edgartown that has become the latest NIMBY proposal on Martha’s Vineyard. It promises...

Frozen in time

Everything is different now.  Walking the streets amid a cascading crescendo of noise from the people, traffic, and businesses that call Manhattan home, I used to encounter all sorts of surprises — neighbors, of course,...

Mother Nature has spoken — listen up!

To the Editor: For the past 100 years, or so, we have been testing our human progress through technological strength against the mother of us all, Mother Nature. We’ve made immense strides in our push...

Grateful for Dr. Jasny’s efforts

To the Editor: Today I picked up Leo at the vet. I’ve spent a lot of time there with Leo over the past three years. When I first brought him there three years ago, he...