Airport Manager's Tenure Marked by Controversy from the Start
Julia Wells

It was a 10-year tenure that began and ended in controversy, with enough plot twists in the middle to fill a Victorian novel. Sean Flynn, then acting manager, was named manager of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport in December 2005.

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Airport Manager Sean Flynn Resigns
Steve Myrick

The embattled manager of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport has resigned, formally severing his contract and ending months of acrimony and legal tussles with the airport commission. A severance agreement has been approved.

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In Formal Step, Airport Commission Puts Manager on Paid Leave
Steve Myrick

Airport manager Sean Flynn has been placed on administrative leave with pay, following a Friday morning closed-door session with the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission.

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Airport Faces Strict New Deadline from FAA on Lagging Rescue Building
Steve Myrick and Remy Tumin

The Federal Aviation Administration has given the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission a deadline of Dec. 31 to finish designing an aircraft rescue and firefighting facility that is already years behind schedule.

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Talks Begin Over Terms for Airport Manager's Departure
Remy Tumin

Attorneys for the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission and embattled airport manager Sean Flynn met this week in Boston in an effort to negotiate the terms of Mr. Flynn’s exit.

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Manager on the Sidelines, Commissioners Detail Problems at Airport
Remy Tumin
While manager Sean Flynn remains out of the office, airport commissioners provided new details about their decision to put him on leave. Among other things, the FAA issued a letter of investigation following a failure to correct operational deficiencies.
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Airport Manager Will Step Down
Remy Tumin

Martha’s Vineyard Airport manager Sean Flynn is leaving his job, the chairman of airport commission said Thursday, capping months of tension over operational issues and workplace disputes. “We’re negotiating an amicable separation,” commission chairman Myron Garfinkle told the Gazette.

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FAA Finds Deficiencies at Vineyard Airport
Remy Tumin
The airport is under an Oct. 15 deadline to correct several deficiencies in airport operations or face potential sanctions, including loss of its status as a commercial airport. The airport manager has taken an unscheduled vacation.
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Legal Spending at Airport Sees Steep Climb
Steve Myrick

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.

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Airport Prevails in Long-Running Legal Skirmish With County
Steve Myrick

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.

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