Dukes County Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Wampanoag Tribe moves to restorehistoric Mayhew ChapelRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... to the character and natural history of the Commonwealth," the first such designation for Martha's Vineyard. Dukes County owned the chapel until Nov. 15, 1993, when after two years of negotiations, the three county commissioners in office at the ...

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  2. Dukes County fishermen's group charts futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    The Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Trust meets with local fishermen at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. -Photo by Steve Myrick The Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust held an informational public meeting Tuesday evening at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, a followup to an initial October meeting , aimed at gathering information and setting the agenda for the organization.

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  3. Thanks for an unsung heroRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    When people think about what they have to be grateful for in their lives on Martha's Vineyard, few would argue that a good home is near the top of the list. David Vigneault, the relentless, tireless, and dedicated executive director of the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority, is someone who impacts many people, families, individuals and towns in pursuit of affordable housing.

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  4. Editorial: Executive action is in the detailsRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... heighten border security and focus on deporting criminals. In the past, under the Secure Communities program, Dukes County Sheriff Mike McCormack shared information including fingerprints of individuals arrested and held at the Dukes County Jail ...

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  5. Island electric rates willjump in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... with the Vineyard's high costs and seasonal job fluctuation," said David Vigneault, Executive Director of the Dukes County Housing Authority (DCHA). "It's just loading more straw onto the camel's back." Betty Burton, President of the Vineyard ...

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  6. Despite judge's order, airportsays county treasurer is notpaying billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    In yet another county-airport skirmish, Dukes County treasurer Noreen Mavro Flanders is not processing airport invoices, airport official claims. Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission chairman Constance Teixeira said that Dukes County treasurer Noreen Mavro Flanders has refused to process invoices the airport authorized for payment despite a preliminary injunction Dukes County Superior Court Associate Justice Richard J. Chin issued August 7 ordering her to pay duly authorized airport bills The 17 invoices, totaling approximately $42,000, are for routine airport expenses, and are either approaching overdue status or already overdue.

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  7. Gambling for a good cause atIce Arena fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... very young to the very old can come out and enjoy the ice. It provides recreation for our entire community." Dukes County Sheriff Mike McCormack chimed in: "The arena isn't a private or public rink, it's a community rink and provides safe and ...

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  8. Editorial: Editorial: Water, water everywhereRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... are approaching the problem of protecting water quality. Last week, yet again, a Superior Court judge told the Dukes County commissioners they are wrong. Is the third time the charm? We will see, but there is little reason to be optimistic that they ...

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  9. Homeowners advised to invest in elevation certificatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... on the final version of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Dukes county expected to be complete soon. One way homeowners can ensure that they receive the best and most accurate premium, experts told The ...

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  10. Parade and ceremony honorsMartha's Vineyard veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Flags waved in a crisp breeze under a cloudy sky Tuesday morning as Island veterans marched down Lake Avenue, to the applause of Islanders who lined the street, to Ocean Park for a ceremony that began at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, in commemoration of the time and date of the signing of the Armistice with Germany that ended World War I in 1918. The marchers included Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, color guards from Coast Guard Station Menemsha and the Dukes County Sheriff's Office, Oak Bluffs selectmen, a contingent of first responders from Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, State Police, and a representative from the Martha's Vineyard Harley Riders.

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  11. Martha's Vineyard VeteransDay activities honor thosewho servedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... have designated the Oak Bluffs Veterans Day Parade as a regional site for the observance of the holiday. Dukes County director of veterans services Jo Ann Murphy and Peter Herrmann, of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9261 and the parade's ...

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  12. Judge rules county commissioncannot expand airport commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    A Dukes County Superior Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday that prevents the Dukes County Commission from expanding the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission by appointing two new members to increase its size from seven to nine members.

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  13. Jo Ann Murphy named Veteran Service Officer of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Dukes County Director of Veterans Services Jo Ann Murphy, second from left, received the Veteran Service Officer of the Year Award in a ceremony that also honored, from left, Mary Vezina of Fall River as the Administrator of the Year, and Ryan McLane and Andy Biggio, representatives of the Veterans Services District of the Year . At right is Secretary of Veterans' Services Coleman Nee.

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  14. Editorial: Fiscal watchdogsRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... toe the county line. But do not look for the soap opera to end soon. One brief exchange promised more to come. Dukes County treasurer Noreen Mavro Flanders, whose refusal to pay airport invoices in a timely manner and without interfering in airport ...

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  15. Vote: Extend Pilgrim safety zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Cape Cod Times

    Voters in 12 Barnstable County towns, along with those in Nantucket and Dukes counties, were asked to support a nonbinding referendum question Tuesday that calls for the extension of the emergency planning zone around the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth to include the Cape and Islands.

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  16. Edgartown selectmen agree to block parking lot for new cinema seatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Edgartown selectment voted to allow Bob LaSala, the owner of Edgartown Cinema, to use part of the courthouse parking lot on Wednesday. -MVTimes File Photo Edgartown selectmen Monday approved a request from Entertainment Cinema owner Bob LaSala to block parts of the small public parking lot behind the Dukes County Courthouse so that work crews can deliver and install new seats at the Edgartown movie theater.

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  17. Islanders go to the polls todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Martha's Vineyard voters head to the polls today to decide a spirited race for governor and four contentious ballot questions. Locally, Island voters will fill seven seats on the Dukes County Commission, and nine seats on the Martha's Vineyard Commission .

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  18. Voters set to decide governor'srace, county commission, andMVC postsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Martha's Vineyard voters will join voters across the state to decide a spirited race for governor and four contentious ballot questions on Tuesday, November 4. Locally, Island voters will fill seven seats on the Dukes County Commission, and nine seats on the Martha's Vineyard Commission . They will also take action on a non-binding ballot question which asks if our state senator should be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would expand the radiological plume exposure emergency planning zone around the Pilgrim nuclear power station in Plymouth to include the Cape and Islands.

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  19. Judge Barbara J. Rouse offers students a view from the benchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    A group of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School students appeared before Superior Court Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse at the Dukes County Courthouse Thursday. However, unlike many of the citizens that appear before Judge Rouse, they were invited, not summonsed.

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  20. New veteran's outreach program at Community ServicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    ... and we are eager to initiate some new ventures, thanks to collaborative efforts with Jo Ann Murphy and the Dukes County Veterans Services." Among these upcoming ventures in the planning stages are a yoga series for veterans and spouses, a veterans ...

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