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“It was a kick in the gut for everybody; Monday was maybe the most interesting, convoluted day in the history of our business.” –J.B. Blau, Island restaurant owner, on Gov. Charlie Baker shutting down all...

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“I now have a very big target on my back and on my front, I know that.” – Jim Malkin on being chosen as the new SSA chairman  

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 “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 

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“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...

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“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.

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“Woo-hoo Tisbury — a first.” – Tisbury selectman Melinda Loberg joking about the proposed paid parking meters in Tisbury being the first on the Island   

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“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

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“There is a pretty significant financial benefit to the town becoming a Green Community … the initial grant is almost $200,000. Those funds can be used to stimulate more energy efficiency.”   –Oak Bluffs town administrator...

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“A bunch of hooey. I don’t think there’s any serious issues with marine radar.” –Eric Kunz, senior product manager for Furuno USA, regarding whether wind turbines interfere with marine radar

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“We’re in competition with Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, and while I don’t want to be a bar town, there’s still revenue we’re leaving on the table.” –Tisbury selectman Jeff Kristal, regarding food not being required...

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“Within 72 hours, we would begin to cutivate, if that occurs in early November, we will be ready to serve patients in early March.” – Geoff Rose, Patient Centric CEO

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“We’re simply amazed at the Amish team, and you know, they just go about their work quietly and totally focused; simply amazed that that roof was put up in about 20 minutes.”  –Eleanor (Fischer) Neubert,...

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“There were certainly a lot of mistakes made along the way, and I want to make it clear that I take complete responsibility for what happened to the business.” Wayne Guyther, owner Hinckley’s Hardware, on...

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“This should always be a part of Martha’s Vineyard going forward.” –Melissa Clay of Vineyard Haven, referring to Beach Road Weekend

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“That’s going to be a problem.” –Vineyard Haven fisherman Jeff Canha, on whether the proposed Vineyard Wind site would be off-limits to fishermen

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“We had a plan to fix all of this with $13 million coming from the government to help us do it, and it didn’t happen, so now we’re here and we have to go...

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“If we want to make it possible to live well in the United States, we’ve got to be supporting organizing.” –Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, commenting on the Vineyard Transit Authority strike

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Quote of the Week “What I told the gal at town hall, 90 percent of the time I’m on the highway — that’s my home.” –Clarence “Trip” Barnes, when asked if he lived in Tisbury, and...

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“I have notified the town that I want to move forward with that process.” –Geoff Rose, CEO of Patient Centric, on his intention to open up a retail location for the sale of recreational marijuana...

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“If you have a problem with me sitting for a particular reason, you don’t think I can be impartial, then you can state that.” –O.B. selectman Gail Barmakian to Fat Ronnie’s owner Reynaldo Faust,...