Commission Holds Fifth Public Hearing on Turf Field Project

The fifth three-hour hearing focused on unknowns on both sides of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional high school fields project, with the development continuing to draw praise and criticism from every corner of the Vineyard.

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MVC Opens Hearing on High School Turf Project
Noah Asimow
After five years of planning — and an acrimonious turf war that played itself out in numerous public meetings — the Martha’s Vineyard Commission opened a public hearing on the regional high school’s new athletic complex on Thursday.
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Controversial High School Field Project Comes Before MVC
Noah Asimow

A controversial $7.7 million project to overhaul the regional high school’s athletic fields is set to come before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for its first public hearing.

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Athletic Field Plan Hits Early Snag
Aaron Wilson
An ambitious plan to overhaul the athletic fields at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School hit a bump in the road this week.
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Planning Board to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Athletic Complex
The Oak Bluffs planning board will hold a public hearing on March 12 at 5 p.m.
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Use of Track Design Funds Moves from School to Town Decision
Holly Pretsky
The question of whether to fund the design phase of the high school track and field renovation project is now up to the six Island towns, following an animated school committee discussion Monday.
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Divided School Committee Votes for Turf on New Athletic Fields
Holly Pretsky

The regional high school district committee voted 5-4 at an overflow meeting Monday to press ahead with a plan to rebuild the school athletic fields, using artificial turf for the main field.

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High School Consultant Advises Turf
Noah Asimow

In a formal presentation, consultant and designer Chris Huntress recommended that a new track include an artificial turf infield.

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For High School Athletic Fields, Grass Vs. Turf Still Unsettled
Holly Pretsky

The question of natural grass versus artificial turf dominated public comment at a meeting called last week to air ongoing plans to overhaul the athletic fields at the regional high school.

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Turf vs. Grass Question for High School Playing Fields Still Unsettled
Holly Pretsky

Ongoing debate over whether to install artificial turf athletic fields or grass fields at the regional high school dominated the district committee meeting Monday evening.

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