Tag Archives: Land Court

Slantwise

As far as slants go, the Leaning Tower of Pisa has nothing on Nelson Sigelman’s coverage of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation’s suit against Ben Ramsey and Nisa Counter. The latest installment was posted yesterday on the Martha’s Vineyard Times website. … Continue reading

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They’d Rather Sue

For those following Ben Ramsey and Nisa Counter’s adventures in Massachusetts Land Court . . . In our last episode, Judge Sands encouraged the parties to consider mediating their dispute. Mediation encourages opponents in a dispute to work together to … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Over Yet

My September 10 post about Nisa Counter and Ben Ramsey’s struggle to defend their small piece of Chilmark against a land grab by a Vineyard conservation organization was titled How the Story Ended . . . That ellipsis at the … Continue reading

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Defense Fund Established for Ben & Nisa

From the Seasonally Occupied Territories has been covering Ben Ramsey and Nisa Counter’s fight to defend their land against the claim of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation (SMF), a local conservation group. Apart from Facebook, it’s the only public source of … Continue reading

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What’s Up with the M.V. Times?

For the background to this post, see “Land Grab,” Aug. 17, 2011. The story in today’s Martha’s Vineyard Times, posted to the paper’s website yesterday and dated Aug. 24, opens with this sentence: “Massachusetts Land Court Associate Justice Alexander H. … Continue reading

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