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13 hrs ago | The Inquirer & Mirror

Island an entrance for immigrants' American dream

Nantucket is becoming an established immigrant entry port where "beaten paths" are formed by immigrants who come to the island for a season, move here permanently to create a better life for their families, and then tell their friends about it, said demographer Peter Morrison, who specializes in analyzing demographics for tracking socioeconomic ... (more)

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Related Topix: Nantucket, MA, Norfolk, MA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Airport commission, county commission clash in court

Attorneys for the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission and the Dukes County Commission presented oral arguments in Dukes County Superior Court Tuesday in connection with the latest lawsuit sparked by a long-running dispute over control of the county-owned Martha's Vineyard Airport and its operations.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, MA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Banker Richard Leonard joins Cape Cod Five

Well known Island banker Richard Leonard did not stay retired long. The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank announced Monday that it had hired Mr. Leonard to serve as its regional president for Martha's Vineyard.

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Related Topix: Vineyard Haven, MA, Oak Bluffs, MA, Edgartown, MA, UMass Amherst

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Inquirer & Mirror

Islands pose unique dispensary challenges

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

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

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

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