Gosnold Embarks on Town Administrator Search

The smallest town in Massachusetts is looking for someone to take on a big role.

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Cuttyhunk Approves Funding for New Fuel Farm

Voters in Gosnold, the state’s smallest town, approved key funding last week to build a fuel farm after going three years without a reliable fuel source.

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Gosnold Gets $800,000 for Cuttyhunk Road Work
Louisa Hufstader

Paved roads on Cuttyhunk will be getting long-awaited repairs this year after the state announced an $800,000 grant to the Elizabeth Islands town of Gosnold.

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New Town
Vineyard Gazette

A new town has been added to Dukes County; the act establishing the town of Gosnold, embracing the Elizabeth Islands, heretofore a part of Chilmark, having been signed by the Governor and become a law. - Mercury.

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Community Block Grants Bring Vital Aid to Vineyard, Gosnold
Alex Elvin

More than $2 million in community development block grants have been awarded to the Island and Gosnold this year.

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Dial Phones Come to Cuttyhunk - or You Get It Alpheus
George W. Adams
Cuttyhunk now has the latest in telephone equipment. Islanders may even be listed in the directory next year, but at least one of its telephone problems isn’t yet solved. Getting ahold of town government takes a little luck and a lot of time.
A year ago, if a resident here wanted to call out, he had only to walk to the nearest of the seven pay stations, and, if that one of the two Island circuits wasn’t busy, crank the ringer handle to tell the operator in New Bedford he wanted to make a call.
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Governor's Grants Bolster Coastal Restoration on Vineyard, Gosnold
Julia Wells and Sara Brown

Funding was announced Friday for three key projects: the restoration initiative at Squibnocket Beach in Chilmark; a pilot by the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group to sow marshlands with ribbed mussels; and a project at Barges Beach on Cuttyhunk.

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Seeking a Silver Lining Among Dark Clouds
Will Monast

If you believe that Chilmark Store pizza costs more per square inch than Chilmark real estate, then it shouldn’t be hard to make the leap to the premise that inch for inch, the 75 acres that make up Penikese island have more history than any other place of its size in  the country.

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Tales from Gosnold: Two Riders Were Approaching And the Wind Began to Howl
Will Monast

It was just too hot to think last week so I just sat around with a dead brain remembering silly things, which is a lot easier than some of the other stuff I think about.

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After Large Turnout, Early Returns from Gosnold
Alison Mead, Sara Brown

The first returns from Dukes County are in: Gosnold, the seventh town in the county and smallest town in Massachusetts, narrowly voted for Barack Obama, casting 49 votes for the incumbent president and 36 votes for his challenger, Mitt Romney.

In the closely-watched U.S. Senate race, it was a nearly even split with Scott Brown beating Elizabeth Warren by a single vote, 44-43.

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