Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

Passing by the Mill Pond, I am always struck by its beauty and the variety of wildlife that enjoy its waters all year round: the otters sliding on the ice or diving under water, the ducks and geese placidly swimming around, the majestic swans gliding on its surface and the amazing aerial fishermen, the osprey, diving for their catch. Isn’t it a wonder that every generation of young fishermen flock to the freshly stocked pond to try their hand at angling. What a joy it is to see the pond sparkle under the bright sun or reflect its crimson hue at dusk.

As for the elvers and “salties,” certainly more will be able to swim upstream once the selectmen accept the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s offer of assistance for a new fish ladder.

Beatrice Nessen, West Tisbury