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Steven Rattner's Horse Farm
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Steven Rattner, who worked for the Obama administration restructuring the auto industry and who reportedly has the Securities and Exchange Commission on his case for the Chooch situation, lands on the front page of today's Vineyard Gazette (the last Tuesday issue before the paper reverts to weekly publication until next summer). The issue now is a horse farm, Crow Hollow Farm, that Mr. Rattner, according to the Gazette article, recently bought for $2.3 million.

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Martha's Vineyard Flag Regulation
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The Vineyard Gazette has a news article on what it calls "the sudden crackdown in Tisbury on businesses flying 'open' flags." From the Gazette's account of a selectmen's meeting:

A long discussion then explored the arcane details of the rules for signs in general, and flags in particular.

A formula allows signs proportionate to the size of a business's frontage; flags are considered advertising and are included in the calculation. The formula varies according to the zoning of the area in which the business operates. But a national flag, of any size and of any nation, is exempt.

This explains why the Scottish Bakehouse — which also was told by Mr. Barwick to take down its "open" flag — now flies the flag of Scotland. And why Rocco's Pizza, in the Tisbury Marketplace, now flies the flags of Italy and the United States.

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Steven Rattner's Horse Farm
futureofcapitalism.com

Steven Rattner, who worked for the Obama administration restructuring the auto industry and who reportedly has the Securities and Exchange Commission on his case for the Chooch situation, lands on the front page of today's Vineyard Gazette (the last Tuesday issue before the paper reverts to weekly publication until next summer). The issue now is a horse farm, Crow Hollow Farm, that Mr. Rattner, according to the Gazette article, recently bought for $2.3 million.

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Martha's Vineyard Flag Regulation
futureofcapitalism.com

The Vineyard Gazette has a news article on what it calls "the sudden crackdown in Tisbury on businesses flying 'open' flags." From the Gazette's account of a selectmen's meeting:

A long discussion then explored the arcane details of the rules for signs in general, and flags in particular.

A formula allows signs proportionate to the size of a business's frontage; flags are considered advertising and are included in the calculation. The formula varies according to the zoning of the area in which the business operates. But a national flag, of any size and of any nation, is exempt.

This explains why the Scottish Bakehouse — which also was told by Mr. Barwick to take down its "open" flag — now flies the flag of Scotland. And why Rocco's Pizza, in the Tisbury Marketplace, now flies the flags of Italy and the United States.

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