I am a West Tisbury property owner and four-month-a-year Martha’s Vineyard resident and I have never approved of chain stores establishing themselves on the Island. This is one of the few populated places that is not swamped with the same boring establishments. The plan to increase the size of the current Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven is a dreadful idea. It will be an unwelcoming eyesore and will make traffic backups and town parking a nightmare.

Toni Hall

New York city and West Tisbury