Mansion House Sold
Vineyard Gazette
The Mansion House, Vineyard Haven, has been sold to George H. Heeley of Providence, R. I., through the real estate office of Henry V. Sanders of New Bedford.
 
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The New Bank Building at Vineyard Haven
Vineyard Gazette
A national bank building, which, so far as its architectural design goes, is unique among banks, is that just opened in Vineyard Haven as the home of the Martha’s Vineyard National Bank. This institution, started in Edgartown 50 years ago, has enjoyed a prosperous existence up to the present time.
 
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New Ownership at Rainy Day Looks to Keep Tradition Going
Landry Harlan
Rainy Day, the year-round gift shop in Vineyard Haven, changed hands last month. Melissa and Bob Scammell take the reins.
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For Lennox & Harvey Owners, New Store Is Dream Fulfilled
Holly Pretsky
It was a busy summer season for Mark Chung and Eric Coles, who opened their store in May.
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Ticketing Changes at Peter Pan Bus Line Cause Confusion
Holly Pretsky

New policies on the Peter Pan Bus Line requiring passengers to buy their tickets and book bus seats in advance are causing confusion and some grumbling among Islanders and other travelers.

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Summer Business Sees Mixed Reviews Across the Island
Katherine Gianni and Noah Asimow
With summer at the halfway point, Island businesses have begun to tally the numbers.
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The Man Behind the Back Door
Landry Harlan

Back Door Donuts pastry chef Raffi Jabri doesn’t get much sleep. His typical night shift at the bakery ends at 1:30 a.m.

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Audio Postcard: Voices of Summer Workers
Holly Pretsky and Vivian Ewing

Before the sun rises, they wipe the dew off bike seats and trudge out to bus stops on Island roadsides. They are among the earliest commuters to summer jobs. But for these summer workers, the trip didn’t start there in the predawn hours. The journey began when they left their home countries to travel to Martha’s Vineyard.

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Vineyard Community Banks Thrive, Grow and Compete
Landry Harlan

Though the names of the players keep changing, banking remains a healthy business on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Hold the Heat, Pass the Honey
Susie Middleton

That honey had me at hello. It was the color of late afternoon sunlight falling across an October field.

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