Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

It seems Chilmark needs a monstrosity law (as did Lower Manhattan for the World Trade towers and the Upper East Side for the Guggenheim Museum) in addition to limiting square footage of houses.

My 1937 Winston Simplified Dictionary defines monstrosity as the state or quality of being deformed or hideous (frightful) or extremely unusual; 2, anything huge, hideous, or deformed.

When I first called the Island, maybe as early as the late 1970s, there was an old-timey (brinnggg...brinnggg) ring to the Island connection. When I called back several years later it was gone.

Bonnie Green, Atlanta, Ga.