The Island’s only year-round ferry port, Vineyard Haven never closes up shop in the winter as other towns do. Tiny streets radiate from Main and Franklin, built with a mix of Federal, Greek Revival, and Cape Cod—style houses. The William Street historic district runs just off Main Street through the center of town.


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MVC Denies Plan for Former Edu-Comp Building

A divided Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 10-6 late Thursday to deny the redevelopment plan for the former Edu Comp building in Vineyard Haven.

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MVC Set to Vote on Plan for Former Edu Comp Building

After an eight-month review, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission was scheduled to decide Thursday night whether to approve or deny the redevelopment plan in Vineyard Haven.

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Edu Comp Building Changes Hands

A real estate developer completed his purchase of the former Edu Comp property last week, paying $2.4 million for the familiar red brick building at the head of Vineyard Haven’s Main street.

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MVC Wrestles With Tisbury Demolition

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission decided Thursday not to review a demolition on Hatch Road in Vineyard Haven, amid wide-ranging discussion about tear-downs.

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Revised Plan for Edu Comp Building Sparks More Questions

A scaled-backed building and a slew of unfinished details were on the table for more discussion when the developer who wants to expand the former Edu Comp building presented a revised plan to the MVC.

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MVC Hearing Opens on Edu Comp Redevelopment

Size, scale, architectural aesthetics and vague arrangements with neighbors over shared use of access roads were all issues when a public hearing opened on a plan to redevelop the former Edu Comp building.

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EduComp Building Buyer Seeks Major Expansion

Major redevelopment plans are on the drawing board for the former Edu-Comp building at the head of Main street Vineyard Haven, with a prospective buyer seeking approval to gut and renovate the existing brick building.

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Mad Martha’s Ice Cream Stores Change Hands

The Mad Martha’s Ice Cream stores have been sold for $6 million, marking a new era for the iconic 50-year old Island business. The sale of three properties closed May 13.

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Stone Bank Redevelopment Plan Wins Swift Approval

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved a major redevelopment plan at the site of the former Santander Bank in downtown Vineyard Haven, calling it innovative.

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MVC Conducts Speedy Review of Stone Bank Development

Developer Sam Dunn wants to turn the historic stone bank property in downtown Vineyard Haven into a mixed-use condominium and commercial development.

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