Jane Seagrave

Housing Bank Bills Get Hearings on Beacon Hill
Speakers from Somerville, Hadley and Martha’s Vineyard were united in their call for legislation to address a statewide problem: lack of affordable housing.
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Nantucket Group Sues to Block Vineyard Wind Project
A group of Nantucket residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Management and others, claiming federal officials did not adequately consider the adverse effects on the North Atlantic Right whale and other marine life.
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Mohu, Last Piece of Graham Estate, Goes on the Market
The last remaining piece of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham’s grand Mohu estate on Martha’s Vineyard’s north shore goes on the market Friday for $39.5 million.
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Gazette Survey Shows Cautious Optimism for Summer
Island residents and regular visitors to Martha’s Vineyard are greeting the coming summer with more enthusiasm than trepidation, a new survey suggests.
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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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Governor Baker Urges Second Home Owners to Stay Away from Islands
The Steamship Authority on Sunday released statistics showing a modest increase in out-of-state vehicles coming to the Vineyard in the first half of March, as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents with second homes on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard to stay home.
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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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