Thursday, May 23, 2024

Business & Shopping

CCIAOR names Point B agent Katie Dawson to Leadership Academy

Point B Realty announced today that Realtor Katie Dawson has been chosen as one of 15 members for the Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors Leadership Academy. According to a press release, the...

Jennifer B. DaSilva joins Point B Realty 

Point B Realty announced that Realtor Jennifer B. DaSilva has joined the real estate sales team of the 10-year-old firm. According to a press release, DaSilva has deep family roots and lifelong friends on...

The Big Question: MVRHS field project

Should the MVRHS field project be exempt from Oak Bluffs zoning?  

Quote of the Week

 “We’re at a point where roughly 2 percent of new cars in Massachusetts are electric, but by 2030, between 30 and 50 percent of vehicles will be electric.” – Erik Peckar, Vineyard Power general manager 

The 4th annual Perfect Pitch MV contest

Calling all Applicants! Perfect Pitch MV is a “Shark Tank” style pitch contest where 10 qualified entrepreneurs compete for prize money to support their small business. The contest is open to any Vineyard resident...

Delivering the goods

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Services that bring themselves to you — so you don’t need to go to them — have been increasing everywhere, including on the Vineyard. Many entrepreneurs are adding mobile options and/or foregoing brick-and-mortar stores...

MVB and its charitable foundation award $17,000 in grants, donations to nonprofits

Martha’s Vineyard Bank announced that the Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation have awarded $17,000 in their fourth-quarter 2019 cycles to nonprofits on the Island and in the surrounding area. According...

Quote of the Week

“Locally funded, locally sourced, locally grown — those recent articles you read about Canadian companies being ‘the Walmart of weed’ — we’re the opposite of that.” — Noah Eisendrath, on his proposed Main Street Medicinals...

The Big Question: Church Street electric charging station

Are you in favor of the VTA’s proposed $1.4 million electric charging station in Edgartown’s historic district at the Church Street stop?   Reply: I am not against the VTA having a charging station. I am...

Francois’ Fine Tailoring and Alterations

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The days of the milkman are gone. As are the days of the cobbler, the doctor who makes house calls (or at least it’s a rarity), the Polaroid camera, the blacksmith, the switchboard operator,...

MVB’s Main Street, Edgartown, location to remain open during renovations

Martha’s Vineyard Bank’s Main Street, Edgartown, location will remain open during renovations. According to a press release, as of Monday, Jan. 27, customers will be asked to use a temporary entrance on School Street....

Quote of the Week

“My first week opening, I had 20 patients just by putting my name in the newspaper, and it never stopped.”   – Dr. David Finkelstein, reflecting on opening his optometry business nearly 50 years ago.

The Big Question: Trip Barnes

Should Trip Barnes’ license to sell used cars be tied up over a zoning dispute about rented rooms?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVB Big...

The Client’s Choice program

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Paying it forward is an idea that’s been around for a very long time. When you pay it forward, others trust you more readily and take you into their confidence. They respect you more...

Tina Miller Joins Point B Realty 

Point B Realty has announced that island resident Tina Miller has joined the real estate sales team of Point B Realty. According to a press release, Miller has a rich history on Martha’s Vineyard,...

The Big Question: Real estate transfer tax

Would you support a real estate transfer tax on high-end properties to fund affordable and workforce housing?   No. It’s simply wealth distribution and property taxes are high enough. – A G Engelman   Reply online as a comment,...

‘Team Building in the Workplace’

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“Team Building in the Workplace,” a series of innovative workshops held on Thursdays in the Oak Bluffs library and sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, recently shuttered its successful fall run. The...

Quote of the Week

“People are not choosing to come to Windemere. They come when they have no other options. That’s the unfortunate reality” – Ed Olivier, CFO Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

The Big Question: Moped Rentals

Should moped rentals be banned on Martha’s Vineyard?

Perfect Pitch MV update: Chef Deon’s Kitchen

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This year marks the third year of Perfect Pitch MV, where Island entrepreneurs pitch their ideas “Shark Tank”–style to local businesses in hopes of getting seed money for their ventures. The 2018 first-place winner...