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Hospital COO Resigns Her Post »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:53:25 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Julia Wells The chief operating officer at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has resigned after just five months on the job, chief executive officer Denise Schepci confirmed.

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N.A.A.S. Field to Be Put to Civilian Use »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:38:48 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Vineyard GazetteClosing of the naval air field on the Great Plain will be effected as soon as possible, and some of the buildings, together with the runways, will be diverted to the use of civilian aircraft. This is the announcement arising out of a conference on Monday at the N.A.A.S., attended by various naval officers, headed by Commodore Zeitz, and the county commissioners.  

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Air Field for Vineyard »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:19:21 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Vineyard GazetteAnnouncement has been made of the acquisition of 683 acres of land on the state reservation near West Tisbury by the federal government for an air field. The transfer has been made from the state to the federal government for one dollar.   Some of the mainland reports have referred to the site as a naval field, but it is believed here that it may be the emergency field surveyed by the army last summer. No one on the Island could supply definite information yesterday.  

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Chilmark selectmen delay action on community center fees »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:18:09 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

In the 90-minute public meeting of the Chilmark board of selectmen Tuesday, the vast majority of time was spent on two issues — the use of and amount of required usage fees for the Chilmark Community Center (CCC), and the cost-sharing formula among the Island towns for a new 911 system to be operated by […] The... ...

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Court Report: Dec. 28- Jan. 17 »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:10:26 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Dec. 28, 2018 Gardner M. Allen, Aquinnah; DOB 6/2/79, operating motor vehicle with suspended license, subsequent offense: dismissed at the request of the commonwealth; speeding in violation of special regulation: responsible, must pay $100 fine. Bernard James Lebarre, Edgartown; DOB 5/30/61, marked lanes violation,... ...

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Habitat Helpers kids program »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:54:10 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Kendra Buresch, youth educator at Polly Hill Arboretum, will present a program for kids on habitats at the West Tisbury library. According to a press release, our Island is home to many interesting plants and animals, but their habitats are under threat. Come to the library for games and activities to discover why,... ...

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Chowder and Chat »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:52:22 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

There really is no ordinary day at USCG Station Menemsha, that’s what I discovered at the Chilmark library’s Chowder and Chat Saturday noontime series. You never know what to expect coming into work on a day-to-day basis. Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Martyn informed me, “Some days it might be just a regular... ...

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20-Year Lease for Airport Is Signed »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:50:38 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Vineyard GazetteThe county commissioners have signed a twenty-year lease for the operation of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. The decision to do so was announced by S. C. Luce Jr., chairman of the county commissioners, at the close of a public hearing in Edgartown Monday afternoon when the overwhelming sentiment of the participants was that the long term lease be signed.  

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Tony the pony »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:49:36 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

To elicit a smile from every person you pass by in the hospital parking lot, it helps to walk alongside Tony Smalls. Tony is a 30-inch-tall, 220-pound black miniature pony, and he’s the hit of Windemere. His owner, massage therapist and horsewoman Annie Parsons, has been bringing him here every other Thursday for the... ...

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Cooking with Carolina »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:46:07 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Here’s a riddle: How do you cook your food submerged in water but never have any water touch the ingredients? A hungry group last Saturday at the Oak Bluffs library learned the secret during its monthly series, Cooking with Carolina. Program coordinator Carolina Cooney introduced us to sous vide (pronounced sue veed),... ...

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