In Summer of Upheaval, Trust Announces Board Changes
Punctuating a summer of upheaval, the Vineyard Trust announced changes in board leadership, and said it had launched a search for a new executive director.
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Alley’s General Store Will Stay Closed This Summer
Alley’s General Store will likely remain closed throughout the summer, representatives for the Vineyard Trust told the West Tisbury select board Wednesday.
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Select Board Raises Concern About Shuttered Alley’s
Concerned about the shuttered state of Alley’s General Store, the West Tisbury select board said this week it will invite spokesmen for the Vineyard Trust to appear at next week’s meeting.
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Trust Has Long History of Preserving Old Buildings
From a single act of philanthropy in 1975 that saved an iconic Edgartown home, the organization now known as the Vineyard Trust has grown into a major nonprofit.
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After Upheaval, Vineyard Trust Chairman Speaks
With funding on hold for restoration work at two of its landmark properties and the resignation of its executive director, the Vineyard Trust is grappling with an array of issues amid recent upheaval.
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Police Investigate Altered Applications From Vineyard Trust
State and local police are investigating discrepancies in public funding requests submitted by the Vineyard Trust for restoration and maintenance work on two landmark properties.
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Vineyard Trust Executive Director Resigns
Vineyard Trust executive director Funi Burdick has resigned effective immediately, after irregularities were discovered in public funding requests for restoration work at two of its flagship properties.
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Town Stalls Funding for Whaling Church Restoration
Public funding for a project to repaint and restore the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown is on hold after the discovery that a work estimate from the Vineyard Trust had been altered.
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Flying Horses Reopening Friday
The historic platform carousel in Oak Bluffs whirls again beginning this weekend, and daily once Island schools are out.
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Preservation Society Gains Historic Whaling Church
Hollis L. Engley
The trustees of Edgartown’s stately, pillared Methodist Church have voted to transfer ownership of the building to the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Preservation Society. The gift of the 137-year-old church of whaling days ends years of struggle by the small congregation to keep the building, and opens the way to the creation of the largest year-round auditorium on the Island.
 
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