Legal Spending at Airport Sees Steep Climb

For the second year in a row, legal spending is sharply up at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, due largely to the recently-concluded lawsuit with the county over control and authority at the airport.

Airport Prevails in Long-Running Legal Skirmish With County

A superior court judge Monday handed a victory to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, ending a costly protracted legal battle with the Dukes County Commission over control of the Island’s only commercial airport.

Airport Commission Elects Officers, Vows to Get Back on Track

The embattled Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission met briefly this week to elect new officers and set a short-term agenda which includes a review of financial affairs at the Island’s only commercial airport.

In Latest Skirmish With Airport, County Responds to Open Meeting Law Complaint

At a special meeting marked by bitter acrimony Thursday, county commissioners recast their controversial votes from last month when they ousted two airport commissioners and appointed three new ones.

Airport Commission Stuck on Hold

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission is in a state of limbo amid a dispute over authority to call a meeting and uncertainty about the recent seating of three new commissioners.

County Issues Blunt Response on Airport Appointments

Reacting this week to a letter from a leading state aviation official questioning their recent choice of appointments to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, Dukes County commissioners said they stand behind the appointments.

State Challenges Airport Appointments

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.

County Commission Appoints New Airport Commissioners

The Dukes County commission has ousted two members of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport commission in favor of what they called “a new beginning.” Robert Rosenbaum, Clarence A. (Trip) Barnes 3rd and Myron Garfinkle are the new appointees.

County and Airport Spar Over Commission Selection

Appointing members to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, once a routine task for the Dukes County Commission, has become steeped in controversy. With ongoing legal conflicts, three seats opened up this year on the airport commission.

County Seeks to End Airport Litigation

The most recent dispute between the Martha’s Vineyard Airport and the Dukes County Commission may be one step closer to resolution, following the county’s decision this week to close the record on the latest complaint from the airport.