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Airport Business Park Tenants Struggle Under Wastewater Bill Increase

Airport Business Park Tenants Struggle Under Wastewater Bill Increase

April 20, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission has sent a demand letter to its tenant Nicholas Catt owner of Airport Laundromat at the airport business park for payment of a $140,000 wastewater bill by May 3. If the debt remains unresolved, the commission has said it will terminate its lease agreement with Mr. Catt, […]

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Kelp Farming Experiment Identifies Food Source

April 20, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Following a winter kelp farming experiment off  Menemsha, The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group and Fisherman’s Preservation Trust concluded that kelp farming  has the potential to become a cottage industry providing a healthy local food source on Martha’s Vineyard . The findings were recently presented at the Chilmark Library. Needing little training or […]

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Recreational License Sought by Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner

April 20, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Island businessman Geoff Rose who plans to operate the Island’s first and only licensed medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility has officially shown interest in obtaining a license to sell recreational marijuana as well. An application from Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard, owned by Mr. Rose, was submitted on April 3, according […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, April 20 through Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 20, 2018

Start off the weekend with a Champagne toast at Rosewater Wine and Spirits’ reopening, then roll up your sleeves and pitch in at the Vineyard Conservation Society’s annual beach clean up on Saturday.  It should be a great day to get outdoors, with the Island being promised mostly sunny skies and temperatures hovering near 50. […]

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Tisbury Voters Approve School Plan

April 13, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Tisbury voters approved a $46.6 million plan to build a new elementary school.  Won by a wide margin, the standing vote was 319 to 99, easily gaining a needed two-thirds majority to pass. The school question still needs approval in the ballot box on April 24, when voters will be asked to […]

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Fluoride Fails in Edgartown

April 13, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Edgartown voters said no to a controversial initiative to put fluoride in Edgartown’s water with an overwhelmingly vote of 700 against and 253 in favor at this year’s Town Meeting. The question found itself on the ballot after the town board of health voted to add fluoride to the water and residents […]

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Home Rule Petition Supported

April 13, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – A first step toward banning moped rentals was taken by Oak Bluffs Town Meeting voters with the passage of a home rule petition that could ultimately give the town the authority to enact such a ban. The petition now goes to the state legislature. If approved, it returns to the town for […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 13, 2018

Temperatures are tracking upward and more and more events are heading out of doors in the Week Ahead.  Start the weekend with sheep shearing, an age old rite of spring taking place at The FARM Institute’s annual Sheepapalooza where this year’s bundle of baby lambs will also be introduced.  Heading into the new week, events, […]

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SSA Expects Smooth Sailing Ahead

April 6, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – According to SSA general manager Bob Davis it was expected that the boat line would be running on a regular schedule as of Friday thus ending a 3 week spate of issues that created travel chaos for travelers both to and from the Island. The Island Home made her way down Vineyard […]

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New Water Quality Management Policy Unveiled

April 6, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – A new water quality management policy with a heavy emphasis on the Island’s high nitrogen concentrations in coastal ponds was presented by The Martha’s Vineyard Commission at its Thursday meeting. According to the committee findings, 12 of the 15 coastal ponds and watersheds with water quality data collected by MEP and Buzzards […]

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