Short on Cash, Airport Asks the County for Loan
Landry Harlan

Cash-strapped due to unbudgeted expenses for the work to clean up contamination in private wells, airport officials are seeking a loan from the county.

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Airport Expansion Sees Public Backlash
Landry Harlan

An early-stage plan to significantly expand the Martha’s Vineyard Airport saw backlash from Island residents at a public hearing Thursday.

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Airport Expert Says Private Well Testing Will Continue
Landry Harlan

Investigation into the contamination of private wells from firefighting foam remains ongoing, a consultant for the Martha’s Vineyard Airport said.

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Airport Director Announces Resignation
Landry Harlan
Martha’s Vineyard Airport director Ann Richart announced this week after nearly three years on the job that she will not renew her contract in May.
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N.A.A.S. Field to Be Put to Civilian Use
Vineyard Gazette
Closing of the naval air field on the Great Plain will be effected as soon as possible, and some of the buildings, together with the runways, will be diverted to the use of civilian aircraft. This is the announcement arising out of a conference on Monday at the N.A.A.S., attended by various naval officers, headed by Commodore Zeitz, and the county commissioners.
 
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Air Field for Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette
Announcement has been made of the acquisition of 683 acres of land on the state reservation near West Tisbury by the federal government for an air field. The transfer has been made from the state to the federal government for one dollar.
 
Some of the mainland reports have referred to the site as a naval field, but it is believed here that it may be the emergency field surveyed by the army last summer. No one on the Island could supply definite information yesterday.
 
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20-Year Lease for Airport Is Signed
Vineyard Gazette
The county commissioners have signed a twenty-year lease for the operation of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. The decision to do so was announced by S. C. Luce Jr., chairman of the county commissioners, at the close of a public hearing in Edgartown Monday afternoon when the overwhelming sentiment of the participants was that the long term lease be signed.
 
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It’s County Airport in Fact
Vineyard Gazette
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport became the property of the county yesterday afternoon with the passing of the papers at the courthouse. Until now the title has remained in the federal government where it was vested at the time of World War II when the field was constricted as a naval air facility.
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County to Assume Control of Navy Field June 29
Vineyard Gazette
The county will assume control of the airport at the former Martha’s Vineyard N.A.A.S. tomorrow, Saturday, June 29, and the field will hereafter serve air lines, private and charter planes, and instructors, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the county.
 
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Martha’s Vineyard Airport Launches Modern Terminal Amid Fanfare At Inauguration This Morning
Ethan Kelley
After a decade of planning and more than a year of construction, the new Martha’s Vineyard Airport terminal is substantially complete and ready for occupancy. The grand opening will take place this morning with a ceremony of airport officials, site personnel and public dignitaries.
 
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