Ailing Edgartown Courthouse Set for Upgrade
Steve Myrick

Prodded by a superior court judge, the Dukes County commission this week approved funds to restore wheelchair access to the courthouse.

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Minimum Wage Increase by County Stalls Negotiations With Trustees
Steve Myrick
A county resolution setting $15 minimum wage for contractors complicates an agreement with The Trustees of Reservations to manage Norton Point Beach.
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County Commissioners Voice Concern Over Heroin Epidemic
Steve Myrick

Escalating concern about the heroin epidemic, and how the Island is dealing with support for addicts and their families, was discussed.

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In Report to County, Airport Chairman Offers Upbeat Outlook
Steve Myrick

Dukes county commissioners applauded airport commission chairman Myron Garfinkle during their meeting Wednesday evening, after Mr. Garfinkle offered a rosy progress report.

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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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County Moves Ahead to Buy Former VNA Building
Steve Myrick

A new home for the Center for Living is a step closer to reality, after the Dukes County Commission voted last week to borrow money to buy the former Vineyard Nursing Association building.

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

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.

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County Issues Blunt Response on Airport Appointments
Steve Myrick

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.

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State Challenges Airport Appointments
Olivia Hull
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.
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County Commission Appoints New Airport Commissioners
Olivia Hull

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.

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