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14 hrs ago | The Martha's Vineyard Times

MVC approves Edgartown lofts project

Charles Hajjar, of Haven Road Realty Trust, is proposing to construct ten apartments in the existing second floor attic space in Post Office Square.

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Related Topix: Edgartown, MA, Oak Bluffs, MA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Vineyard Gazette Online

Right Idea, Wrong Location

First, there is no question that a new store is very desirable. However, there are serious issues with that location.

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Related Topix: Vineyard Haven, MA

Vineyard Gazette Online

West Tisbury Town Column: April 18

Monday is Patriots Day and it is also the beginning of spring break week at the school.

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Related Topix: West Tisbury, MA, Weather, Vineyard Haven, MA

The Martha's Vineyard Times

The new vessel is designed to carry 10 tractor trailer trucks and 385 passengers.

The Steamship Authority is finalizing design plans for a new freight ferry intended to take some of the pressure off larger boats carrying freight and passengers to and from the Islands.

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Related Topix: Woods Hole, MA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

County commission ousts incumbent Airport commissioners

Dukes County commissioners rejected the reappointment of two airport commissioners, citing a bitter conflict over the firing of an airport employee.

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Related Topix: Edgartown, MA, Oak Bluffs, MA

The Martha's Vineyard Times

State officials offer ideas to boost Martha's Vineyard tourism

State Representatives Tim Madden, and Cory Atkins and State Senator Kathleen O'Connor Ives , Co-Chairmen of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development led a public hearing to discuss the economic impact of the arts, culture, and tourism on the Islands.

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Related Topix: Newburyport, MA, Massachusetts, Oak Bluffs, MA

Valley Advocate

CD Shorts: Dukes County Love Affair

High Sky   Phil DaRosa used to play with Valley band Bathtub Mary. These days, he's back where he grew up, on Martha's Vineyard, making music with his band Dukes County Love Affair.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Vineyard Gazette Online

State Secretary for Veterans Pays First Visit to Vineyard

When they achieved the long-sought renewal of a health care contract with the Veterans Administration in October 2012, Island veterans rejoiced.

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Related Topix: Vineyard Haven, MA

Vineyard Gazette Online

Two Airport Commissioners Ousted

The Dukes County commission voted Wednesday to appoint two new airport commissioners, ousting longtime commissioner John S. Alley and Benjamin L. Hall Jr. Mr. Alley, who is also a county commissioner, had served on the airport commission for more than 33 years, most recently as chairman.

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Vineyard Gazette Online

Jury Duty Comes with Sentence of Its Own

A few weeks ago I did my duty - my civic duty. That is, jury duty. For the fifth time.

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Related Topix: Edgartown, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Vineyard Gazette Online

Medications Given to Inmate at Jail Cause Concern During Plea Hearing

A plea and sentencing proceeding was postponed Monday in Dukes County superior court because of concerns about prescription drugs a defendant was given at the Edgartown house of correction.

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Related Topix: Prison, Edgartown, MA

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Vineyard Gazette Online

West Tisbury Businesswoman Presses Ahead With Marijuana Dispensary Plan

With the question of who will receive a state license to open a medical marijuana dispensary on the Vineyard still unsettled, a West Tisbury businesswoman is pressing ahead with plans to open a dispensary at a well-known up-Island alternative health center.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, West Tisbury, MA

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Vineyard Gazette Online

Dukes County Open House

Dukes County is opening up its doors and hosting an open house on Thursday, April 3, at a few sites around the Island.

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Related Topix: Edgartown, MA

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Vineyard Gazette Online

Keep Dispensaries Local

On Jan. 31, 2014, the Department of Public Health selected 20 of 100 applicants to receive a provisional license for a registered marijuana dispensary).

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

From cigarettes to insulation, roadway trash overwhelms

In addition to scenic views of the state forest, travelers driving along west out of Edgartown along Edgartown-West Tisbury Road last weekend were treated to a view of trash.

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Related Topix: Edgartown, MA

Vineyard Gazette Online

Grand Jury Indicts Revere Man

A Dukes County grand jury handed down an indictment for Kleyck Correa, 35, on a charge of trafficking cocaine between 18 grams and 36 grams.

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Related Topix: Vineyard Haven, MA

Vineyard Gazette Online

Vineyard Ranked High as Healthy Community

Dukes County has lost its ranking as the healthiest county in Massachusetts, but hasn't fallen far - it is now in second place.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Martha's Vineyard Times

At Large: The justice system too often fails us

Don't miss the account this morning of the career of 31-year-old Matthew P. Tucci, who was arrested last week.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Edgartown, MA

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Vineyard Gazette Online

West Tisbury Town Column: March 21

Well, as you have noticed, the days are getting longer; we now have more than 12 hours of daylight each day and the thermometer climbed to nearly 42 degrees at noon last Saturday.

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Related Topix: West Tisbury, MA, Oak Bluffs, MA, Home Gardening, Home

Sys-Con Media

Clean Focus and American Capital Energy Break Ground on 22MW of Solar Projects in Massachusetts

American Capital Energy, Inc. has begun construction on nine solar projects totaling 22MW on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Coleman, Barnstable County, MA, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

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