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Wednesday Jul 16 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

Airport Commission faces second lawsuit from fired employee

In a lawsuit filed July 9 in Dukes County Superior Court, a lawyer for fired airport employee Beth Tessmer makes 30 separate allegations against the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission, each of the airport commissioners individually, two former airport commissioners, airport manager Sean Flynn, airport assistant manager Deborah Potter, and the ... (more)

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Seeds planted for annual Martha's Vineyard Sound Fest

Saturday's super moon rose over a throng of dancers at Waban Park in Oak Bluffs.

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Related Topix: Oak Bluffs, MA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Islands out of luck for getting medical pot by boat or air

Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard offer unique challenges to entrepreneurs interested in providing medical marijuana to island residents.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Nantucket, MA, Nantucket County, MA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Airport commission legal bills soar

Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission assistant manager Deborah Potter submitted a supplemental budget for fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, that included $271,192 for legal services, at a combined meeting of the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission, the Dukes County Commission, and the County Advisory Board on Thursday, July 3. The airport ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, West Tisbury, MA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Hours cut for islands' only juvenile probation officer

Island officials are concerned about the Massachusetts Trial Court's decision to drastically reduce a juvenile probation officer's hours on Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

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Related Topix: Nantucket, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Falmouth, MA, Barnstable County, MA, Edgartown, MA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Airport commissioners have changed their leadership.

Under fire from the county, Norman Perry stepped back from a lead role, but will remain on the airport commission, as will his fellow members.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Norman Perry relinquishes chairmanship of Martha's Vineyard Airport commission

Under fire by the Dukes County commissioners, Mr. Perry stepped back from a lead role, but will remain on the airport commission.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

County, airport share responsibility for this mess

The seven elected Dukes County commissioners are upset with the performance of the members of the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission, who they accuse of behaving badly in the conduct of several meetings, principally focused on airport employee and management personnel issues.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Chilmark, MA, Edgartown, MA, West Tisbury, MA, Oak Bluffs, MA

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Island residents hear few answers on wind leases

The announcement last week that 742 acres of ocean south of Martha's Vineyard will be opened to offshore wind energy left unanswered questions about what the projects would look like from shore, the effects on the environment and how the turbines will be connected to the electric grid.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Nantucket, MA, Chilmark, MA

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