Jane Seagrave

Gazette Survey Shows Cautious Enthusiasm for Summer, as Pandemic Eases Its Grip
Island residents and regular visitors to Martha’s Vineyard are greeting the coming summer with more enthusiasm than trepidation, a new survey suggests, with most respondents eager to dine and socialize outdoors, but many urging continued caution and strict enforcement of mask-wearing.
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Police Investigate Well Contamination at Housing Development
Two wells at the site of a planned 20-unit rental development in Tisbury were purposely contaminated with motor oil, Philippe Jordi, executive director of the Island Housing Trust said Thursday.
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Vineyard Experiences 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Sunday Morning
Jane Seagrave

A minor earthquake rattled Island residents just after 9 a.m. Sunday. The National Earthquake Center initially reported a 4.0 magnitude, but later downgraded it to 3.6.

The quake was centered near Dartmouth, on the shore of the border between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, said Don Blakeman, a geophysicist with the National Earthquake Center. The center listed the location as 11 kilometers south of Bliss Corner.

Mr. Blakeman said the magnitude of the earthquake was unusual for New England.

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Gazette Survey Sees Huge Response; Health Worries, Confusion Top Concerns
Jane Seagrave
A Vineyard Gazette survey about the upcoming summer on Martha’s Vineyard tapped a torrent of health worries and confusion.
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Benton Heirs Sue Bank Handling Renowned Artist’s Estate
Jane Seagrave
The daughter of Thomas Hart Benton and her three children are suing the Kansas City bank entrusted with administering the estate of the renowned artist.
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Scudder Family Dispute Airs Internal Struggle at Hy-Line Cruises
Jane Seagrave
A simmering squabble over control of family-owned and operated Hy-line Cruises, which provides high-speed ferry service between Hyannis and the Islands, erupted into public view Tuesday at an SSA meeting.
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Woods Hole Climate Expert Delivers Urgent Message to MVC
Noah Asimow
At a special presentation to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday, Dr. Phil Duffy spelled out the grave state of the global climate crisis for the planet.
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Gazette Traffic Survey Gauges Impact on Quality of Life
Jane Seagrave

Summer traffic on Martha’s Vineyard is causing significant headaches for people who visit and live here, according to the results of a Vineyard Gazette survey, with seven out of 10 respondents saying they avoid shopping in towns in July and August because of congestion.

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Graham Estate Sells for Record $32.5 Million
Jane Seagrave

A rare 186-acre West Tisbury property owned by the son of former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham was sold Friday for $32.5 million.

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Legal Dispute Lingers Between Airport, Gas Station Owner
Jane Seagrave
After more than a year without a commercial car wash, Islanders can look forward to the reopening of the airport service station under new ownership. But a convoluted legal dispute is still mired in court.
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