Vineyard Business Park Is Reaching Its Potential Under New Leadership
Julie Dulude
Once a wasteland of mismanagement and neglect, the airport business park — under new leadership — is shaping up and filling up. And, with plans to polish the park’s image already under way, the business park will prove an appropriate addition to the much anticipated new terminal complex.
 
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Airport Management Plan Approved
Julie Dulude
After a good 45 minutes of arguing over semantics, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission last week approved a plan by county manager Carol Borer to provide administrative assistance and staff support to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission and the airport manager.
 
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Airport Commissioners Move To Develop Business District
Andrew J. Shanley
Six years after a master plan was commissioned for the Martha’s Vineyard Airport in an attempt to make an asset from an eyesore, significant changes are beginning to take shape.
 
The first tenant in a new 63-acre airport business park off Barnes Road is already on the site and, when utility lines are put in place sometime in the year ahead, other businesses are expected to move in rapidly.
 
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Short on Cash, Airport Asks the County for Loan
Landry Harlan

Cash-strapped due to unbudgeted expenses for the work to clean up contamination in private wells, airport officials are seeking a loan from the county.

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Airport Expansion Sees Public Backlash
Landry Harlan

An early-stage plan to significantly expand the Martha’s Vineyard Airport saw backlash from Island residents at a public hearing Thursday.

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Airport Expert Says Private Well Testing Will Continue
Landry Harlan

Investigation into the contamination of private wells from firefighting foam remains ongoing, a consultant for the Martha’s Vineyard Airport said.

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Airport Director Announces Resignation
Landry Harlan
Martha’s Vineyard Airport director Ann Richart announced this week after nearly three years on the job that she will not renew her contract in May.
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N.A.A.S. Field to Be Put to Civilian Use
Vineyard Gazette
Closing of the naval air field on the Great Plain will be effected as soon as possible, and some of the buildings, together with the runways, will be diverted to the use of civilian aircraft. This is the announcement arising out of a conference on Monday at the N.A.A.S., attended by various naval officers, headed by Commodore Zeitz, and the county commissioners.
 
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Air Field for Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette
Announcement has been made of the acquisition of 683 acres of land on the state reservation near West Tisbury by the federal government for an air field. The transfer has been made from the state to the federal government for one dollar.
 
Some of the mainland reports have referred to the site as a naval field, but it is believed here that it may be the emergency field surveyed by the army last summer. No one on the Island could supply definite information yesterday.
 
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20-Year Lease for Airport Is Signed
Vineyard Gazette
The county commissioners have signed a twenty-year lease for the operation of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. The decision to do so was announced by S. C. Luce Jr., chairman of the county commissioners, at the close of a public hearing in Edgartown Monday afternoon when the overwhelming sentiment of the participants was that the long term lease be signed.
 
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