Vineyard Hospital joins Mass General, Momentum Builds For Energy District

gazette1Martha's Vineyard NEWS, December 15, 2006

Momentum Builds For Energy District
gayheadlight150_400Aquinnah Selectman Takes the Lead By Drafting an Islandwide DCPC For Approval at Town Meetings
Island voters this spring will be asked whether they wish to take the Vineyard's energy future into their own hands.
(The Gayhead Lighthouse in Aquinnah on right)

Hospital Trustess Vote Without Dissent to Join Massachusetts General
Transfer of ownership is set for a public hearing before the Massachusetts Department of Public Health next Tuesday.
Just seven weeks after announcing their intention to negotiate an affiliation with the giant Partners Health group, Martha's Vineyard hospital trustees voted unanimously to approve the landmark sale agreement on Saturday.


West Tisbury Assessors Return to Tax Board
West Tisbury assessors and their attorney were back before the tax board on Tuesday to defend the values they had placed on north shore properties near Paul's Point.

Families Celebrate Hanukkah With Wide-Ranging Traditions
Some unpack prolific menorah collections, many make latkes, others make doughnuts and most buy presents — but whatever a family's traditions to prepare for Hanukkah, hundreds of Islanders will light the first menorah candles at sundown this evening, the beginning of the eight-night Festival of Lights.

Fishermen at Cape Pogue Mourn Decline in Scallops
Edgartown shellfishermen will make a decision about survival at sea on Saturday. Not about personal survival, but about the life and potential death of Cape Pogue Pond as the last redoubt of their bay scallop industry.

Young Brazilian Finds Vineyard Is Pure Home
She's swallowed the American dream whole, this young Brazilian immigrant. When she talks about her future, she assumes boundless options and enumerates them with artless enthusiasm. 

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