MV Property Tax Bills Out; Traffic Flat on Boatline Ferries

   The ferry approaches the Vineyard. cctoday photo.

gazette1MARTHA'S VINEYARD NEWS, January 5, 2007

Property Tax Bills Are Out on Island: Edgartown Drops; Other Towns Rise
Driven by ever-increasing municipal spending, average property tax bills in five of six Island towns rose yet again this year.   Full Story

Traffic Flat on Boatline Ferries; Commuter Book Rules to Ease
In an attempt to lift passenger numbers, the Steamship Authority is expected to ease restrictions on the use of ten-ticket discount books when governors meet on Tuesday.
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Land Bank Revenues Drop in Calendar Year 2006
Receipts by the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank from property sales on the Island fell almost eight per cent in 2006, reflecting the general slowing of the real estate market.   Full Story

Principal at West Tisbury School Is Called to Active Duty in Iraq
West Tisbury School principal Michael A. Halt, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, was called back to active duty this week and will leave for training in just over a week to prepare for a tour of duty in Iraq.   Full Story

One of Three Affordable Lots on Chappy Disappears in Sale
One young Island family's dream of building an affordable home on Chappaquiddick hit a roadblock last month when a Marblehead couple that owns a summer home next door purchased the land out from underneath them.   Full Story

Cape Wind Plan Sees Potential in Year Ahead
Beginning today, developers of the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound will face a new political landscape as they continue their bid to build the nation's first offshore wind farm.
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Boys' Hockey, Basketball Teams Capture In-Season Tournaments
It's been an exciting few weeks for the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys' hockey and basketball teams. Both squads won a pair of in-season tournaments last week, followed by a pair of games against arguably the toughest opponents on each of their schedules.
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