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14 hrs ago | 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

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod Five hires Vineyard president

The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank has added a longtime Martha's Vineyard banking executive to oversee its island operations.

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Related Topix: Vineyard Haven, MA

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Airport manager Sean Flynn has been granted a paid leave of absence.

The Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission granted airport manager Sean Flynn a leave of absence to address personal issues, following more than two hours of discussion behind closed doors on Wednesday, June 18. Mr. Flynn made the request, according to a commission statement.

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Related Topix: Edgartown, MA

Sat Jun 14, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Dukes County calls for Pilgrim closure

Dukes County commissioners have added their voices to their mainland counterparts in Barnstable, calling for the shuttering of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Deval Patrick, US Governors

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Tisbury rededicates Veterans Memorial Park

Two-year-old Bowie waved his flag as the Navy Band Northeast of out Newport, Rhode Island, marched along Main Street Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Vineyard Haven, MA

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