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  • NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    The Trial Court
    Probate and Family Court
    Docket No.
    DU17C0001CA
    Dukes Probate and Family Court
    PO Box 237
    81 Main street
    Edgartown MA, 02539
    (508) 627-4703
    In the matter of: John Richard Shannon of Vineyard Haven, MA
    To all persons interested in petition described:
    A petition has been presented by John R Shannon requesting that:
    John Richard Shannon of Vineyard Haven, MA
    be allowed to change his/her/their name as follows:
    Monica Jae Shannon
    IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT:
    Edgartown
    ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON:
    01/24/2017
    WITNESS, Hon. Peter Smola, First Justice of this Court.
    Date: January 3, 2017
    Register of Probate
    Elizabeth J. Herrmann
    LN: 01/12/17, 1t

  • CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR
    APPOINTMENT OF CONSERVATOR OR
    OTHER PROTECTIVE ORDER PURSUANT TO G. L c. 190B, § 5-304 & § 5-405

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    The Trial Court
    Probate and Family Court
    Docket No.
    DU17P0004PM
    Dukes Probate and Family Court
    PO Box 237
    81 Main street
    Edgartown MA, 02539
    In the matter of: Lolita Campbell Duarte
    RESPONDENT
    (Person to be Protected/Minor)
    Of: Vineyard Haven, MA
    To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by
    Elder Services for Cape & Islands of South Dennis, MA
    in the above captioned matter alleging that Lolita C Duarte is in need of a Conservator or other protective order and requesting that
    Jan W. Whiting of Weymouth, MA
    (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Conservator to serve
    Without Surety on the bond.
    The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is disabled, that a protective order or appointment of a Conservator is necessary, and that the proposed conservator is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court.
    You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 01/24/2017. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense.
    WITNESS, Hon. Peter Smola, First Justice of this Court.
    Date: January 04, 2017
    Register of Probate
    Elizabeth J. Herrmann
    LN: 01/12/17, 1t

  • CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR
    APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED
    PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B, §5-304

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    The Trial Court
    Probate and Family Court
    Docket No.
    DU17P0003GD
    Dukes Probate and Family Court
    PO Box 237
    81 Main Street
    Edgartown MA, 02539
    In the matter of: Lolita Campbell Duarte
    RESPONDENT
    Alleged Incapacitated Person
    Of: Vineyard Haven, MA
    To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Elder Services of Cape Cod & Islands of South Dennis, MA
    in the above captioned matter alleging that Lolita C Duarte is in need of a Guardian and requesting that
    Jan W. Whiting of Weymouth, MA
    (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian
    to serve Without Surety on the bond.
    The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority.
    You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 01/24/2017. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the
    specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State
    expense.
    WITNESS, Hon. Peter Smola, First Justice of this Court.
    Date: January 04, 2017
    Register of Probate
    Elizabeth J. Herrmann
    LN: 01/12/17, 1t

  • The Martha’s Vineyard land bank

    The Oak Bluffs and Tisbury town advisory boards of the Martha’s Vineyard land bank will discuss the draft management plan for Little Duarte’s Pond Preserve, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury, Massachusetts at a public hearing. The discussion will take place at the Oak Bluffs School cafeteria on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 5:15 pm. Copies of the draft management plan for Little Duarte’s Pond Preserve are available at the land bank website at mvlandbank.com under the draft management plan tab on the left side of the homepage.
    LN: 01/12/17, 1t

  • MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMMISSION
    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

    Island Road District of Critical Planning Concern
    Proposal to Designate Manter’s Path as a Special Way in West Tisbury
    Date & Time:
    Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:05 P.M.
    Place: Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Stone Building 33 New York Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
    The Martha's Vineyard Commission will hold a Public Hearing to hear testimony and receive evidence as to whether the Commission should designate the following new way in the Special Ways Zone of the Island Road District of Critical Planning Concern in the Town of West Tisbury:
    Area under Consideration:
    Within twenty feet of either side of the centerline of Manter’s Path: As shown on Assessors’ Map 31: from the juncture of lots 6 and 69 at a point approximately 200 feet from the centerline of Tiahs Cove Road; across Tiahs Cove Road to the juncture of lots 102.21 and 111.3; in a generally northeasterly direction along the property boundaries; across Blackthorn Road; approximately 200 feet along the boundary of lots 106.4 and 116 to meet the Special Way know as Scrubby Neck Road and Watcha Path..
    Copies of the nomination are on file at the Commission offices for inspection or by e-mail or on the Commission website www.mvcommission.org. Written testimony may be submitted prior to or during the hearing.
    This hearing is held pursuant to Chapter 831 of the Acts of 1977, as amended, and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30A, Section 2, and the Critical Planning District Qualifications regarding designation of a District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC), adopted by the Commission and approved on September 8, 1975 by the Secretary of Communities and Development.
    Town Clerks: Please post pursuant to Public Meeting Law.
    Please check for updates on the website calendar: www.mvcommission.org
    LN: 01/12/17, 1t

  • The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank

    The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank is seeking bids to conduct a Dam Safety Phase I Inspection of Priester's Pond in West Tisbury. Under 302 CMR 10.00 the state requires inspecting engineers to be Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineers with a Civil Engineering license with experience in dam safety inspections and engineering. Inspection report must be completed by March 1, 2017. Interested parties should contact Matthew Dix at mvlandbank@yahoo.com. Deadline for bids is
    January 20th, by 4:00pm.
    LN: 01/12/17, 1t

  • Request for Proposals (RFP)

    Technical Assistance for All Facets of Electric Bus Fleet Implementation Including infrastructure, in-route charging, photovoltaic and energy storage
    VTA Project # 2017-05
    Advertise Request for Proposals: (RFPs) 1/12/17
    Deadline for questions by 10:00 AM 1/27/17
    RFPs due in VTA Office by 12 noon 2/3/17
    Award and Notice to Proceed 2/10/17
    The Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is seeking to contract for Technical Assistance on the development of an electric bus fleet and associated support equipment on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. The VTA is seeking the following services from a qualified firm: electrical engineering design, grant writing, technical specifications for procurement, project management and oversight, and support for public outreach in the areas of education and consensus building.
    The VTA’s objective is to deploy an electric bus fleet to serve the Island’s existing fixed route transit system with the long term goal of replacing the van/minibus fleet with electric vehicles as well. Deploying an electric bus fleet will better fulfill the VTA’s over-arching goal of improving air quality and minimizing noise pollution. The bus fleet will be supported by sub-systems that provide solar power collection, electrical grid connections and energy storage. The electric vehicle charging infrastructure will be used to charge the zero-emission VTA fleet vehicles at locations along the bus routes and the VTA’s Maintenance and Operations Center.
    The same charging facilities will also be available for charging municipal and private vehicles. Finally, there is a goal to create an electric vehicle friendly environment on the Vineyard, which will make it practical to transition the region’s taxi and rental car fleets to electric energy in the future.
    The RFP is available online at www.vineyardtransit.com or through this email address: lthomas@vineyardtransit.com. Proposals received after the due date and time will be rejected and will not be considered.
    Any contract resulting from this Request for Proposal is subject to a financial assistance contract between VTA, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The performance of this contract is subject to the requirements of U.S. Government Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and applicable equal employment requirements. Minority Business Enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals and will not be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.
    All proposers must certify that they are not ineligible contractors listed on the US Comptroller General's debarred bidders list.
    The VTA reserves the right to postpone, accept, or reject any and all proposals and to waive any informality in the RFP process as the VTA deems to be in its best interest.
    Angela E. Grant, Administrator
    LN: 01/12/17, 1t