Edgartown hotels for sale; New hospital; Where to put the 60' yachts

News of the week from the Martha's Vineyard Times

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In big turnout, Islanders want county charter review
mvtimesIsland voters, 64 percent of 12,001 eligible, matched statewide decisions on federal and state offices. They created, by a 4795-1659 vote, a new Dukes County Charter Study Commission to reconsider the county charter or maybe abolish county government altogether. And they elected 15 Islanders to the new commission, which will have the next 18 months to do its work.   FULL STORY

Veterans Day, a reminder of a shared sacrifice
By Janet Hefler
Veterans Day is a day set aside to thank and honor those who served honorably in the military, living and dead, in wartime and peacetime. As observances are held around the nation on Saturday, thoughts and prayers will turn to military men and women wherever they are stationed, whether in the United States, in war torn Iraq and Afghanistan, or other countries around the world.   FULL STORY

Nantucket investor agrees to buy landmark Edgartown hotels
By Nelson Sigelman - November 9, 2006
A Nantucket-based real estate investment group headed by an island resident with interests in several luxury projects announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase the Harbor View Hotel and The Kelley House in Edgartown.   FULL STORY

Edgartown principal says he'll go, but stays
By Janet Hefler
The start of this week it appeared that Edgartown School principal Paul Dulac's journey through the Martha's Vineyard school system, begun with a six-month stint as interim superintendent, was about to come to an unexpectedly early end.   FULL STORY

Chilmark ponders where to put two 60-foot yachts
By Susan Vaughn
Chilmark selectmen are studying at least three options to accommodate docking two large pleasure boats on the West Dock in Menemsha Harbor, while still maintaining the harbor for commercial fishing boats.   FULL STORY

MVC hears testimony on need for new hospital building
By Janet Hefler
After almost four years of planning, the Martha's Vineyard Hospital's $42 million renovation and expansion proposal came before the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) on Nov. 1 in the first edition of a multi-chapter formal public hearing process.   FULL STORY

Edgartown to use CPA funds for old school repairs
By Susan Vaughn
The Edgartown selectmen on Monday endorsed the Old Edgartown School Use Committee's request for $150,000 from Community Preservation Act funds for emergency repairs, after hearing a building plan update.   FULL STORY

VTA also responsible for missing funds
By Aubrey Gibavic
While the state Division of Local Services (DLS) admits there was a breakdown in communication between various state agencies, spokesman Lydia Hill said the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) shares part of the blame for not keeping tabs on the missing assessment funds.   FULL STORY

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