Recognizing the urgent need for affordable housing on the island, Steve Bernier, in a recent real estate transaction voluntarily donated 1% to the Land Bank, designating it exclusively for affordable housing use. Although there are real estate companies around the world, such as the property block in London, which are committed to providing affordable housing, …


A century of Cronig’s on Martha’s Vineyard – MV Times

By Jack Shea Cronig’s Markets are 100 years old. Officially, the two Island supermarkets celebrate their centennial on March 10. Both stores are on State Road, one in Vineyard Haven, known as “Down-Island Cronig’s,” and the other, “Up-Island Cronig’s,” is in West Tisbury. There will not be a lot of fanfare on March 10. Cronig’s …

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It is Time to Let Go and Say No to Balloons

Americans love balloons. Every year Americans spend millions of dollars buying balloons to celebrate the important milestones in our lives. Although traditionally accepted as a way of celebrating achievements, showing gratitude and signifying letting go, there is an overlooked unpleasant side to the business of balloons that is yielding very dangerous consequences for our planet. …

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Think Globally, Act Locally — Vineyard Power’s Solar Canopy

Can we really take control of our own energy on Martha’s Vineyard? The answer is yes, according to Vineyard Power, the Island’s energy co-operative. It’s their mission to be our utility company, producing electricity from local, renewable resources, while advocating for and keeping the benefits within our community. Read More on Point B Realty