Dukes County Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Wall SitsRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    ... in which he served as an Army officer, and as a justice "sitting within and for the County the County of Dukes County." He had studied law and practiced it, and had sat on the bench as a judge, and in all ways had demonstrated his versatility and ...

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  2. Judge Hears Arguments in Airport, County DisputesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    A superior court judge heard arguments Wednesday morning in an ongoing dispute between the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission and its appointing authority, the County of Dukes County. The Hon.

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  3. Editorial: A look back at the way forwardRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... development and planning. The MVC operating budget is $1.5 million . The bulk of the MVC's income comes from Dukes County taxpayers through town assessments based on property tax valuation. All seven towns in Dukes County, which includes Gosnold, ...

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  4. County, airport clash in courtover airport commission expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    A superior court judge promised a quick ruling on a request to stop the county from adding two new airport commission appointees. Attorney Robert Troy represented the Dukes County Commission before Judge Richard J. Chin in Dukes County Superior Court Wednesday.

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  5. Dukes County grand jury indictstwo menRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    A Dukes County Superior Court grand jury Monday indicted Carlos G. Stevenson, owner of Mosher Photo in Vineyard Haven, on a charge of aggravated rape of a child with force, and five charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Police arrested Mr. Stevenson, 48, of Tisbury, on June 11. According to the indictments, all of the incidents took place between 2000 and 2003, in Tisbury and West Tisbury. At the time of his arraignment in Edgartown District Court, Cape and Islands assistant district attorney Laura Marshard told the court the charges stem from a period of stalking and molesting a child, over several years, that began when the child was 10 years old.

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  6. Wender Ramos returns to Martha'sVineyard from AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... off the ferry and down the ramp to a tearful and happy reunion with his mother, Geralda Silva of Oak Bluffs. Dukes County Veterans Agent Jo Ann Murphy got the word out ahead of time to local veterans who provided a color guard and Island first ...

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  7. MVC executive director Mark London announces retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... commission has 10 staff members. Mr. London earns $128,224 annually. The bulk of the MVC's income comes from Dukes County taxpayers through town assessments based on property tax valuation. All seven towns in Dukes County, which includes Gosnold, ...

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  8. Bug Off; No Rain Is Nuisance to Island Mosquito PopulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    ... which is famous for mosquitoes - [they] were not there this year." There were so few mosquitoes that the Dukes County Commission decided to extend its mosquito surveillance program an additional two weeks in September to continue testing for West ...

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  9. Airport, County Rift Escalates in CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    The airport commission and county commission have sparred off and on for years about who ultimately controls Martha's Vineyard Airport. A hearing is set for next week in Dukes County superior court in the intensifying legal dispute between the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission and Dukes County Commission.

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  10. Editorial: It does not add upRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    The latest skirmish in the seemingly never-ending dogfight between the Dukes County commission and its appointed airport commission played out last week when the county commissioners voted 6 to 0, with one abstention, to increase the size of the airport commission from seven to nine members. County leaders said they wanted to take advantage of the many good candidates who had applied to fill one vacancy on the airport commission due to an unexpected resignation.

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  11. State widens review of Cape Light dealingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | Cape Cod Times

    The state's governmental watchdog is asking the communities in the Cape Light Compact about how the regional energy agency interacts with its members.

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  12. Vineyard Formalizes Sister Island Partnership with Caribbean Island NationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    Martha's Vineyard and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines officially became Sister Islands this weekend, formalizing a relationship between the two islands that stretches back to the 19th century. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ambassador LaCelia Prince and Dukes County manager Martina Thornton signed a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony held Saturday afternoon at the West Tisbury Public Library.

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  13. County Expands Airport Commission and is Quickly Taken to CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    Determined to populate the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission with fresh faces, the Dukes County Commission voted on Wednesday to expand the airport commission from seven to nine members. Less than 24 hours later, the airport commission was in superior court seeking to block the move.

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  14. County Commission expands airport commission, appoints two new membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    The Dukes County Commission met Wednesday and voted to expand the size of the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission from seven to nine members. The commissioners then immediately appointed two new members, both frequent critics of airport management.

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  15. Airport Commission returnsto court to block county fromexpanding boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Late Thursday, the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission returned to the Dukes County courthouse and asked a judge to prevent the Dukes County Commission from expanding the size of the its appointed airport commission from seven to nine members, claiming it is a direct violation of guarantees the county signed that it would not interfere in airport affairs. On Wednesday, the county commission voted 6 to 0, with one abstention, to increase the size of the airport commission from seven to nine members.

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  16. Subtraction by AdditionRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    Call it new math, but the Dukes County Commission may have finally figured out how to get the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission under its thumb: make it bigger. Despite the fact that county commissioners have the sole authority to appoint members of the board that oversees the Martha's Vineyard Airport, airport commissioners have stubbornly resisted any oversight.

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  17. County Expands Airport Commission With New AppointmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    Determined to populate the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission with fresh faces, the Dukes County Commission this week voted to expand the airport commission from seven to nine members. Members of the county commission said they wanted to take advantage of an unusually large pool of applicants for a single vacancy that was filled last week.

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  18. Sister Island InitiativeRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    Representatives of Dukes County will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with St. Vincent and the Grenadines ambassador LaCelia Prince as part of the Sister Islands Initiative on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m. at the West Tisbury library.

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  19. Mediation Program Celebrates AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Vineyard Gazette Online

    The public is invited to join Senator Wolf, Representative Madden and other supporters of the mediation program at the Dukes County courthouse on Oct. 1. The Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program celebrates its 30th anniversary in October, and state Sen. Dan Wolf and state Rep. Tim Madden are coming to the Island for the occasion. The public is invited to join Senator Wolf, Representative Madden, MVMP board members, volunteer mediators and other supporters of the program at the Dukes County courthouse, Main street in Edgartown, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. for a short program, followed at 11:30 a.m. by a reception at the Baylies Room in the nearby Whaling Church.

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  20. Edgartown affordable-housingcommittee will re-evaluateMeshacket developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... think a traffic problem should knock a development out of the box." David Vigneault, executive director of the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority, said some towns have moved away from creating single-family houses to address the need for ...

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