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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County and Airport Spar Over Commission Selection
Olivia Hull

Appointing members to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, once a routine task for the Dukes County Commission, has become steeped in controversy. With ongoing legal conflicts, three seats opened up this year on the airport commission.

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County Seeks to End Airport Litigation
Alex Elvin
The most recent dispute between the Martha’s Vineyard Airport and the Dukes County Commission may be one step closer to resolution, following the county’s decision this week to close the record on the latest complaint from the airport.
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State Grant Sets in Motion a Healthier Vineyard
Alex Elvin

A three-year grant that ended in September has transformed Island school lunch programs and helped set a course for healthier living for residents of all ages, the Dukes County commission heard in a report this week. The Mass in Motion grant was part of a federally-funded initiative.

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County Restrained by Judge from Expanding Airport Board
Olivia Hull

The Dukes County Commission cannot expand the size of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, a superior court judge has ruled. The Hon. Richard Chin issued the decision last week.

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