Vineyard hospital renovation ok'ed, Richard Dreyfuss lectures on civics

Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs
     This week had Spring-like days to bike through Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs 

gazette1Martha's Vineyard NEWS, December 8, 2006

MVC Approves Hospital Plan
Commission Vote Is Unanimous Despite Stubborn Reservations Over Location of Building; Offsite Parking Is Out
The Martha's Vineyard Commission last night unanimously approved the $42 million renovation and expansion of the Martha's Vineyard Hospital despite widespread misgivings with the existing location.

Gift from Patricia Nanon Family Preserves Chilmark Arts Colony
Patricia N. Nanon, the feisty choreographer who founded The Yard as an informal dance theatre project in 1972, next month will grant full ownership of her multimillion dollar property in the wooded hills of Chilmark to the singular Island arts colony.

Actor Launches Civics Roadshow on Island
Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss had a full house in the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven on Wednesday night for a conversation leagues away from the blockbuster film that put both him and Martha's Vineyard on the map: reintroducing civics to the public school curriculum.

Danish Study Is Boost for Wind Farms
In the most comprehensive scientific analysis on offshore wind farms to date, a Danish government report released last week found little or no environmental impacts from the world's two largest offshore projects.

Presidential Medal of Freedom Awarded to David McCullough
David McCullough, the prize-winning historian and West Tisbury resident whose acclaimed works of nonfiction have all been written from his home off Music street, will receive the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony next week. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on