Vineyard Trust

District Attorney Declines to Prosecute Vineyard Trust

The Cape and Islands district attorney’s office has declined to prosecute the Vineyard Trust for altering contractor quotes, according to a statement.

Alley’s General Store Reopens

The new proprietors of Alley’s General Store in West Tisbury quietly reopened the famous shop Saturday morning, quickly drawing customers after a summer-long closure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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