Island businesses invited

The Martha’s Vineyard Times has invited Island businesses to a presentation of the newspaper’s new online directory features today, from 4 to 6:30 pm, in the conference room of the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven. For information, call a Times ad sales representative, or contact us.

OB terminal cost rises

The cost of the Steamship Authority’s (SSA) Oak Bluffs terminal project is expected to increase by approximately $500,000, due to the expense of replacing and protecting the ticket office building’s foundation. Boatline members received a report on the project Tuesday at the January monthly meeting. The building’s foundation cracked during the removal of the old […]

Chilmark ballot features Prop 2.5 question

Chilmark voters who go to the polls Tuesday will be asked to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2.5 the amounts required to pay for the bond to be issued to construct three affordable housing duplex rental buildings in the Middle Line Road affordable housing project. In December, voters at a special town meeting authorized […]

Six Chilmark affordable homesites up for grabs

Fourteen candidates will compete for six affordable homesite lots in Chilmark’s Middle Line Road development. The competition occurs in a complicated lottery based on income and preference, to be conducted in Chilmark on Tuesday. Six of the contestants are preferred – that is, people who live, work, or have volunteered in town. The remaining eight […]

Island contractors pass on Chilmark housing project

Despite a concerted effort to help local builders get the necessary state certification, Chilmark officials know of no Island contractors that have qualified to bid on the Middle Line Road affordable housing development. According to executive secretary Tim Carroll, three local electricians are expected to be certified shortly, but he knows of no heating and […]

Ribbon cut, questions persist on drawbridge

A host of dignitaries cut a ribbon for the ceremonial opening of the temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge Friday. Among those attending were Mark Forest, chief of staff for Congressman William Delahunt, and Chris Adams, Cape and Islands representative for Mr. Delahunt. Also on hand were representatives from Dukes County, the Oak Bluffs selectmen, Mass Highway, […]