Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Business Page

Island hairstylist David McCarthy has returned to Martha’s Vineyard

    Island hairstylist David McCarthy has returned to Martha's Vineyard to make Sea Spa Salon his new salon location. According to a press release, McCarthy has spent the past few years off-Island to care for...

Finance 101: Back to normal

It’s almost the end of the year, and an eventful year it has been. Threats of trade wars, worries about a slowing economy, all the theater coming from Washington, D.C., and lots of other...

The Big Question: Verizon poles

Should Verizon increase the height of its tower on the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road from 77 feet to 130 feet? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB...

Teaching kids to save

In 1988, on Patti Leighton’s second day of work at the Martha’s Vineyard Bank, she put a note in the suggestion box: “Why don’t we have a savings program at school?” She saw many...

Lesley Heidt and Jill Hobby Napior named corporators of M.V.B.

Martha’s Vineyard Bank has announced that Lesley Heidt and Jill Hobby Napior were elected as corporators at the bank’s annual meeting of the corporators, held on Nov. 14. According to a press release, Heidt...

Wayne Lamson and Reid Silva elected to the M.V.B. board of trustees

Martha’s Vineyard Bank has announced that Wayne Lamson and Reid Silva were elected to the board of trustees at the bank’s annual meeting of the corporators, held on Nov. 14. According to a press...

Quote of the week

“May I take these now — will be by to pay for them later — much later.” –One of many notes Sandra Lippens has posted to the wall of her tool shed at Tilton Tents...

The Big Question: M.V. Playhouse

Should the M.V. Playhouse lose its tax-exempt status? NO!! Should be tax exempt. As should the other organizations in question! – Pat Waring   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

Cape Cod and Islands Realtors install 2019 officers and board

The Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors and Cape Cod and Islands Multiple Listing Service announced the 2019 board of directors at an installation celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Ridge Club...

Finance 101: How to help avoid elder financial abuse

America is growing older. Every day of the week, 10,000 people turn 65. This is what has been referred to as the “baby boom bulge,” but even without this incoming wave, we already have...

Harbor View Hotel welcomes general manager Chris Bird

Chris Bird, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of luxury hospitality experience, has been appointed general manager of Harbor View Hotel. According to a press release, this winter, the Martha’s Vineyard hotel...

Quote of the week

“It is rare, I think, in this world that you have the opportunity to wake up every morning and truly say, ‘I’m truly looking forward to what I’m going to do today.’ “ – Brock...

Big Question: Defunding MVTV

Should Comcast be allowed to defund MVTV?

Getting in on the ground floor

Want to be an angel? What you don’t want to do is jump in on a whim and the allure of big bucks. Yes, angel investing can bring you high returns, but it’s also...

Affordable Health Plans for small or large businesses on MV

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce works with Chambers Insurance Services (CIS) to provide its members with a thorough analysis of all available health plans in the marketplace. According to a press release, CIS...

Quote of the week

“The joke is I got a husband and a chef out of the deal.” –Jo Maxwell reflecting on closing Chesca’s Restaurant, and referring to hiring her husband, David Joyce

The Big Question: Valuable fishing licenses

Should big corporations be allowed to hold the most valuable fishing licenses around Massachusetts waters?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

Quote of the week

“Over the next 100 years, under the worst-case ocean acidification impacts, the model’s business-as-usual scenario shows a sea scallop decline of more than 50 percent, while a scenario with proactive climate policy shows only...

The Big Question: Housing at Hinkleys

Are you in  favor of the proposed mixed-use development on the site of Hinkley & Sons Hardware on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven? I am not in favor of this proposal. I agree with the need...

Finance 101: Roll or stay

Americans have a significant part of their retirement savings in defined contribution plans. Think 401(k)s and 403(b)s. And there are tens of millions of participants in those plans. And they hold approximately seven TRILLION...