Beach Road Reconstruction Project Hits Engineering Snags
Maia Coleman
The state-funded reconstruction project on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven has hit engineering snags just months after work began, angering town officials.
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Beach Road Project Gets Public Airing
Tisbury selectmen meet on Zoom Wednesday with the state highway department and the contractor performing work on Beach Road.
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Beach Road Reconstruction Work Set to Begin Sept. 8
Louisa Hufstader
The long-planned reconstruction of a half-mile stretch of Beach Road in Vineyard Haven is scheduled to begin Sept. 8, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced.
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Future of Vineyard Haven Harbor Inspires Public Debate
Peter Savodnik

Carmel Gamble glared at the chain-link fence surrounding the beachfront lot next door to her Vineyard Haven cottage. “This is not the Vineyard Haven I knew,” said Miss Gamble, a veterinary technician and self-described “clown on sabbatical” who returned to Martha’s Vineyard two years ago after five years in Hawaii. “But this ugly steel chain-link fence, I mean, what we love about the Vineyard is that it’s beautiful. That’s why people come here,” she said.

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MVC Declares District Encompassing Harbors And Highways
Julia Wells

Calling it an important step for the Vineyard and signaling a new determination to take the lead in regional transportation planning, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted with one voice last night to designate an Islandwide harbors and highways district of critical planning concern (DCPC).

“This DCPC proposal is a culmination of a lot of time and thinking about existing DCPCs and about the impact of the car and what it is doing to the Island roads,” declared MVC executive director Charles W. Clifford.

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Tisbury Hears New Marine Terminal Plans
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen got their first look Tuesday at what could be the future of Packer’s marine terminal on Beach Road as a support terminal for an offshore wind farm planned for waters south of the Island.
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McDonald’s Loses Round One; Maintains Vineyard Interest
Douglas Cabral
McDonald’s Corporation is no longer interested in the old Coop market as an Island location for a fast-food restaurant.
 
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State Grant Money Awarded for Beach Road, Bike Path Projects
Holly Pretsky

The state has doled out some $7.2 million in federal and state aid for pedestrian and bicycle paths between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, as part of a transportation grant package announced last month.

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Selectmen Will Formally Oppose Beach Road Plan
Landry Harlan

Tisbury selectmen voted 2-1 Tuesday night to send a letter to Mass DOT opposing the Beach Road improvement plan as it is now designed.

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Bearing Down on Beach Road
Craig Whitaker
Beach Road is arguably the Island’s most important road; it is certainly the ugliest. The road fronts a harbor once given almost entirely to maritime uses. Many are gone.
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