The Hon. H. Gregory Williams has had a career path that led him from herpetology to English major to 10 years as the first justice in the Edgartown district court. After he retires Friday, the judge plans to spend his new-found free time volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary.
The state agency that oversees airports is casting doubt on the official makeup of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, following a vote by the Dukes County Commission early this month to replace incumbents with new members.
The town of Edgartown can legally prohibit resident Barbara Boch from taking off and landing a helicopter on her lawn, according to a land court ruling in a long-running dispute between the widow of car dealership owner Ernie Boch and the town.
The Farm Institute and The Trustees of Reservations have announced plans to merge by the end of the year, with the Trustees taking the 15-year-old nonprofit teaching farm under its wing, leaders from both organizations told the Gazette Wednesday.
The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living is looking for support for a new building from town meeting voters in all towns, who will be asked whether to support a $1.6 million bond for the purchase of the former Vineyard Nursing Association building.