Beach Road Dustup

The wrangling is finally over and the much-debated Beach Road improvement plan is ready for the next step as town leaders presumably send the plan along to state highway officials for action.

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Beach Road Project Likely to Miss State Bid Deadline
Heather Hamacek

No matter what the Tisbury selectmen decide when they meet Tuesday night on the Beach Road project, it is now unlikely the project will be included in the 2017 funding cycle, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation told the Gazette Monday.

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Tisbury to Discuss Plans for Shared Use Path Along Beach Road
Heather Hamacek
During the summer season about 14,000 cars travel Beach Road each day. Tisbury selectmen will address plans to make the area safer and more user friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians at their meeting Tuesday.
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Still No Clear Path for Beach Road Improvement Plan
Heather Hamacek

The devil is in the details, the Tisbury planning board heard last week, as an improvement project for Beach Road in Vineyard Haven continues to be the subject of intense discussion. Talks continue this Wednesday in the town hall annex at 6 p.m.

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Plans Emerge for Beach Road Improvements
Ivy Ashe

Narrowing the road, adding sidewalks and building a shared-use path are all part of an emerging plan to re-engineer a portion of Beach Road that runs along the waterfront in Vineyard Haven.

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Road Needs More Trees, Not More Pavement
As you can see from this photograph, despite all the badmouthing about Beach Road, it does have its charms. And those charms lay mainly in the trees that provide shade and greenery and enhance the experience of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
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Island Land Use Agency Confronts Critical Agenda on Rapid Growth Issues
Julia Wells

A formidable Islandwide transportation planning project and a slew of fresh development proposals are expected to keep the newly configured Martha's Vineyard Commission busy in the months ahead.

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Tisbury Selectmen Reject Bid to Bring Fox Ferries Into Harbor
JOSHUA SABATINI

Tisbury Selectmen Reject Bid to Bring Fox Ferries Into Harbor

BY JOSHUA SABATINI

Fox Navigation, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut, wants to resume high-speed ferry service to Vineyard Haven harbor next season, but Tisbury selectmen denied the company a harbor use permit at a public hearing Tuesday night.

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Loss of Passenger Ferries in Vineyard Haven Hits Hard at Businesses Along Beach Road
Chris Burrell
There are no ripples or wake anymore, but the impact of no Schamonchi and no fast ferry from New London, Conn., has hit some businesses in Tisbury hard, especially along Beach Road where the ferries used to dock and disgorge tourists by the hundreds.
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