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Towns Slow to Set Tax Rates in Revaluation Year
With all six Island towns in a revaluation year for property assessments, tax rates have been slow to arrive this year. Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and...
5:37 pm, December 18, 2014
Major Improvements Planned for Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road
An extensive plan to upgrade and resurface the 6.5-mile stretch of road that spans three towns has the backing of the joint transportation committee...
5:27 pm, December 18, 2014
Community Block Grants Shift According to Need
West Tisbury, a town which has only qualified for housing rehabilitation and child care funds every three years, is now eligible every year. But in...
3:35 pm, December 17, 2014
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State Grant Boosts Repair Project for East Chop Bluff
Oak Bluffs got an early Christmas present this week from the state, which has awarded $225,000 to fund design work to protect the eroding bluff. The...
3:14 pm, December 17, 2014
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MVC Hears Unorthodox Plan to Reverse Erosion at Wasque
Can severe erosion be slowed at the easternmost tip of Chappaquiddick? Mal Jones of West Tisbury has a concept he believes will work, by sinking a...
3:10 pm, December 16, 2014
On Target for New Life at Little Neck
Underlying the peaceful scene at Cape Pogue Bay are an unknown number of unexploded practice bombs, dating to wartime years when the area was used...
7:14 pm, December 11, 2014
Commission Marks 40 Years of Fighting for the Island
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission, heralded as a unique and powerful regional planning organization, often the source of controversy, celebrated a...
6:51 pm, December 11, 2014
West Tisbury Learns $75,000 Not Enough to Replace Cemetery Fence
Two bids came in over the amount appropriated by voters last spring. The town selectmen said this week they will now take steps to replace only part...
12:31 pm, December 11, 2014
Tisbury Tax Rate Creates Discussion
Tisbury’s annual tax rate classification hearing ended without resolution and will be continued next week after delays at the state level left...
4:15 pm, December 10, 2014
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