Boards Forge Peace Accord
James Kinsella

Boards Forge Peace Accord

County and Airport Commissions Find Compromise in the Tussle Over Airport Manager Salary; Lawsuit Remains Pending

By James Kinsella
Gazette Senior Writer

Caught in a costly legal battle over who controls the Martha's Vineyard Airport, the airport commission and the Dukes County commission have agreed on a compromise to help avoid such disputes in the future.

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County Commission Postpones Discussion on the Airport Case
James Kinsella

The sword of Damocles apparently will dangle a while longer over the finances of Dukes County government.

The county commission tentatively had slated a meeting for tomorrow with the finance advisory board to discuss strategy in what could be a major legal judgment against the county. But county manager E. Winn Davis said yesterday the meeting had been canceled.

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Commission Names Manager of Airport
James Kinsella

Island residency proved the trump card for Sean Flynn, who was selected as manager of Martha's Vineyard Airport on Wednesday night in a 4-3 vote of the airport commission.

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Commission Establishes Airport Manager Salary, Discounts Prior Compact
James Kinsella

Commission Establishes Airport Manager Salary, Discounts Prior Compact

By JAMES KINSELLA
Gazette Senior Writer

Disregarding a prior agreement on airport governance, the Martha's Vineyard Airport commission last night agreed to pay its new airport manager outside the Dukes County employee pay scale.

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Airport Commission Appointments Spark Resignation, Sharp Allegations
James Kinsella

Concern over actions by the Martha's Vineyard Airport commission has spurred a former airport commissioner to call for an investigation by the Massachusetts attorney general.

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County Boards Collide Again
James Kinsella

County Boards Collide Again

Two Resignations Are Tendered, Two Appointments Rescinded on Airport Commission; Confusion Now Reigns

By JAMES KINSELLA
Gazette Senior Writer

Resignations and rescinded appointments Tuesday shattered the fragile peace between the Dukes County Commission and the Martha's Vineyard Airport commission.

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County Names Four to Board
James Kinsella

County Names Four to Board

Airport Commission Appointments Are Made After Several Months of Turnover and Uncertainty; Legal Questions Remain

By JAMES KINSELLA
Gazette Senior Writer

In an anticlimactic meeting, the Dukes County commissioners Wednesday appointed four new members to the Martha's Vineyard Airport commission, the entity that the commissioners have battled for years.

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Six-Year County Lawsuit Comes to an End
James Kinsella

The epic six-year battle over control of the Martha's Vineyard Airport has ended not with a bang, but with the mailing of checks.

In the end, the court case at the center of the battle cost at least $608,374 - in payments to the two airport managers who brought the lawsuit and in legal fees charged by the attorneys.

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