Legal spending is on the rise at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, much of it due to ongoing litigation with the former owner of Airport Mobil.

After more than a year without a commercial car wash, Islanders can look forward to the reopening of the airport service station under new ownership. But a convoluted legal dispute is still mired in court.


The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved plans for a new fuel station, convenience store and car wash at the airport business park last week.

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission this week approved plans for a new gas station, convenience store and car wash.

The legal battles continue between the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission and former Airport Fuel Services owner Michael Rotondo.

The Edgartown fire department responded to the site of the former gas station Friday when a fiberglass tank turned hot.