Jane Seagrave

Time Running Out for House at Lagoon Pond Drawbridge
Jane Seagrave

On the morning of May 22, Charlotte Holloman packed up a few items, helped her 91-year-old mother into the car and drove away from their home at the edge of Lagoon Pond for what could be the last time.

Barring a last minute reprieve by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the house will soon be demolished to make way for the new Lagoon bridge.

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Edgartown Speeds Through Spending, Acquires Lighthouse
Jane Seagrave
Edgartown voters made short work of the town’s business Tuesday night, easily approving every spending article on the warrant, passing a bylaw that requires buildings in the historic district to be kept up and voting to take ownership of the Edgartown lighthouse — all in under two hours. With just a handful of questions and little dissent, the 200 voters who filled the Old Whaling Church approved an annual budget of $29.9 million, a six per cent increase over last year.
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Edgartown Speeds Through Spending, Takes Ownership of Lighthouse
Jane Seagrave

Edgartown voters made short work of the town’s business Tuesday night, easily approving every spending article on the warrant, passing a bylaw that requires buildings in the historic district to be kept up and voting to take ownership of the Edgartown lighthouse — all in under two hours.

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Hospital Announces Chemotherapy Program
Jane Seagrave

Starting in April, patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer will be able to get more of their treatments on-Island under a new agreement between Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center.

Renovations are underway to turn the former emergency room area in the old section of the hospital into a six-bed oncology unit with offices for a new three-day-a-week nurse practitioner and physicians who will rotate in monthly from Boston, said Carol Bardwell, chief nurse executive for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

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Tribe Aims to Use Federal Grant To Combat Illness With Wellness
Jane Seagrave

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has been awarded a half-million-dollar grant from the federal government to enhance its tribal court and to create a new wellness court to address “the devastation of alcohol and other drugs,” a tribal official said Thursday.

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Plum TV Abruptly Shuts Down Operations, Lays Off Workers
Jane Seagrave

Plum TV, the lifestyle cable television network targeting the Island and seven other upscale vacation communities, abruptly laid off much of its workforce this week including the entire Vineyard staff in what is being called a major restructuring of the company.

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