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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Field Fund Wins Award, Carries on Work at Elementary Schools
Holly Pretsky
The Field Fund has begun work at every elementary school on the Vineyard to improve and maintain nontoxic grass fields. This week the fund was honored with an award at the state house.
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High School Will Hire Gale to Consult on Failed Track
Holly Pretsky

The regional high school district committee voted Monday night to spend $29,000 to get the ball rolling on renovations to the high school track.

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High School Turf Talks Stall Amid Larger Facilities Discussion
Holly Pretsky
With spring sports about to get underway Monday, improvements on the track and fields at the regional high school have seen little progress.
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Grass Fields Project Stalls Amid Disagreement Over Contract
Alex Elvin
Negotiations between the regional high school district committee and a group that wants to upgrade and maintain the school playing fields have been fraught with disagreement since June, with key terms of a contract still hanging as of this week.
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School Committee Formally Backs Grass Fields Alternative
Alex Elvin

The high school committee has formally agreed to change tack and pursue a plan to upgrade the playing fields using natural grass. A plan to revamp fields using artificial turf has been postponed indefinitely.

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