Thursday, February 25, 2021

In Business

Mass home sales up for seventh straight month

Home sale prices fell again in January as sales rose for the seventh straight month, according to Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

Global company finds advantages in West Tisbury home base

The former trumpet player now offers corporate consulting services that connect sales training buyers with sales training providers.

Silver lining in Martha’s Vineyard foreclosure numbers

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An analysis of Martha's Vineyard land records shows that property foreclosures rose in 2011, for the fourth consecutive year.

Cape Light Compact electric prices up, no wind in sight

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New electric prices announced by Cape Light Compact reflect a slight increase due to the price of natural gas power plants use.

High court upholds Cape Wind power purchase agreement

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently upheld a decision by Department of Public Utilities (DPU) regulators to permit the electric utility National Grid to purchase half of the power from the 130-turbine Cape Wind offshore wind project to be built in Nantucket Sound, according to a State House News Service article.

How to keep them coming? Restaurant owners describe their tactics

When winter winds blow, restaurant owners know they need to step it up to keep customers coming to their Martha's Vineyard establishments.

Jaws Fest to return to Martha’s Vineyard in 2012

Organizers said that while the 2005 event went over well, they expect "Jawsfest: The Tribute," to be even better because there is more time to plan.

Caroline Taylor joins Island Real Estate

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Caroline Taylor of Edgartown, owner of Caroline Taylor Properties and an Island broker with almost 30 years of experience, has joined Island Real Estate in Tisbury, according to a press release.

Heath Hen Yarn and Quilt Shop remains open, with new owner

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Unlike the bird that inspired its name, the Heath Hen Yarn and Quilt Shop located at Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven has escaped extinction.

Vineyard Grocer would be your Thanksgiving chef

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The Vineyard Grocer market on State Road in Vineyard Haven will do your holiday cooking.

Federal cuts would slash Mass hospital funding

Mass. hospital funding may be in jeopardy as federal government considers budget cuts.

Vineyard newspapers report circulation figures

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The Vineyard Gazette continued to lose ground among its off-Island readership but held steady elsewhere.

Senators file renewable energy contract bidding bill

Republican legislative leaders are thrusting into the General Court's arena an issue that is currently being debated before the state's highest court.

Mass jobless benefits set to rise by $28

The maximum weekly benefit rate for new unemployment claims is rising from $625 to $653.

Chilmark turns to webinars to save on training costs

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The town of Chilmark has turned to webinars offered by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), its insurance provider, to train employees and save time and money in the process.

Tisbury businesses change with the season

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As summer gives way to fall and leaves start to change, so do some downtown Vineyard Haven businesses.

For MV Tech, a business leap pays off

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Last winter MV Tech decided the time was ripe to expand. It was a good decision.

Eden garden center reopens under new ownership

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After 25 years in business, Dee Dice, owner of Eden Market and Garden Center, has handed off the proverbial pruning shears to Matt Tobin.

Lead paint rule may be skipped by some Martha’s Vineyard builders

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Island contractors must take extra precautions when renovating older houses, to minimize the risk of potentially harmful dust from lead paint.

March house sales drop with loss of home buyer credit

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A week after reporting that actual home sales in February were down 12.
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