Martha’s Vineyard Airport commissioners rebuff county call to step down

The commissioners agreed, at the suggestion of Mr. Michelson, to send an electronic survey to all airport stakeholders, including tenants, employees, pilots, and others, to gauge what they think about airport operations. Ms. Potter suggested using the popular Internet-based survey software known as Survey Monkey. ‘I can see the headline,’ said Mr. Coyne. “Commission creates monkey committee.””

Norman Perry relinquishes chairmanship of Martha’s Vineyard Airport commission

Norman Perry, chairman of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission since April, relinquished the chairman’s post at a meeting of the airport commission Friday morning. Mr. Perry notified his fellow commissioners of his decision to step down from the leadership post but remain on the commission in an email late Thursday night. “I have assumed his […]

County tells airport commissioners to take off

Our duties as public servants often cause us to wonder why we do the things we do…It is an awesome responsibility that requires us to reflect on our attitudes, motives and performance in the discharging of our duties. The county commissioners believe the time has come for the airport commissioners to re-examine their behavior, their actions, and their conduct in their meetings.

Former airport commission chairmen see familiar pattern

Several former members of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport commission, including two chairmen, all veterans of a costly legal battle with the Dukes County Commission over the statutory role of the county appointed airport commission, offered remarkably similar views of the current turbulence that last week led county commission chairman Lenny Jason, Jr. to ask members […]

Interest stirring in stalled Kupersmith southern woodlands development

South Woods Farm, the 90-acre Oak Bluffs property that was a key bargaining chip in the settlement of a long-running political and regulatory battle over Connecticut developer Corey Kupersmith’s failed Down Island golf course development may finally be up for auction, or change hands in a private transaction with a Connecticut bank. The property, off […]