I am writing to thank town administrator Robert Whritenour and the selectmen and department heads who have created the wonderful new Oak Bluffs beach for the people of Martha’s Vineyard. As a former principal of the Oak Bluffs School, and a proponent of the slogan Proud to Be from OB, I have long had a love of your proud town.

My past experience as an Island elementary principal has also given me a clear understanding of how difficult it often is to make an idea a reality on the island. This project obviously took the cooperation and dedication of many people. From the selectmen to the dredge committee — people working together made this happen. I wanted to salute their efforts. The beach is just wonderful.

Gerry Moriarty