Banker Richard Leonard joins Cape Cod Five

Well known Island banker Richard Leonard did not stay retired long. The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank announced Monday that it had hired Mr. Leonard to serve as its regional president for Martha’s Vineyard. The announcement dovetails with the Cape bank’s effort to establish a stronger physical presence on the Island. Also Monday, the […]

Aquinnah, community group seek to join state suit against tribe casino

The town of Aquinnah and the Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association Inc. (AGHCA) filed court documents last Thursday, July 10, in U.S. Federal District Court in Boston in which they asked to intervene in a lawsuit Governor Deval Patrick filed to block the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) from building what the tribe has described […]

Gone fishin’: Safety begins with knowing that an accident can happen to you

How often do you see a single fisherman tooling along in his boat wearing no personal flotation device (PFD)? Too often. And not just fishermen. The prevailing excuse is that there are other boats around, or the water is calm, or he or she is a good swimmer or the mindset that accidents happen to someone else. Well, they do not.