Martha's Vineyard Carrying Capacity Study Moves Ahead

The aim of the study is to assess how much human activity can take place without irreversible damage to the quality of life Islanders want.

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Cape Bridges Get $350 Million for Replacement

The plan to build two new spans across the Cape Cod Canal has now amassed about $722 million, and the state Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have a pending $1 billion grant application to the federal government. 

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State Hosts Public Meetings on Cape Cod Bridge Replacement Projects

With a major project to rebuild the Bourne and Sagamore bridges in the pipeline, MassDOT will host two virtual public meetings this week.

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MVC Explores First-of-its-Kind Carrying Capacity Study

A growing number of ecological, economic and social pressures have prompted Island planners to consider a first-of-its-kind carrying capacity study for Martha’s Vineyard.

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Bourne, Sagamore Bridge Projects Shift to State Level
Will Sennott

State and federal leaders announced a memorandum of understanding that will shift the project to replace the Bourne and Sagamore bridges to the state level.

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Army Corps Recommends Replacement of Cape Cod Bridges

A draft report released this week by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending replacement of both the Bourne and Sagamore bridges.

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Menemsha Channel Dredging Begins Anew
Sara Brown

A long-running dredging project is back underway at Menemsha Channel with a new company at the helm. H&L Dredging of Bay Shores, N.Y., aims to complete a project that began two years ago.

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Delay of Menemsha Dredge Project Is Not Isolated Incident
Alex Elvin

The dredging of the Menemsha channel isn’t the first Army Corps project to suffer from delays since the federal government approved more than $50 billion in recovery aid after Hurricane Sandy.

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Officials Brace for Increased Boat Traffic on Menemsha Pond
Alex Elvin

As Menemsha Channel is dredged for first time in decades, Chilmark and Aquinnah officials are protecting Menemsha Pond from increased boat traffic.

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Munitions Removal to Cost $9.8 Million
Alex Elvin

The Army Corps of Engineers has recommended a $9.8 million project to remove practice bombs and other debris from a former World War II bombing range along the south shore. The five-year investigation and feasibility study was completed this month.

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