Vineyard Out in Front With Regional Take on CPC Spending
Alex Elvin
The Vineyard has led the way when it comes to taking a regional approach on Community Preservation Act spending. That was the message from Stuart Saginor, executive director of the Community Preservation Coalition, when officials and residents gathered in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday to brainstorm ways for the six Island towns to more effectively share state funding for capital projects.
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State CPC Director Will Visit Island
Executive director of Massachusetts’s Community Preservation Coalition Stuart Saginor will visit the Island from Boston to present CPA: What makes it Great?
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Regional Projects Are a Trend In CPA Funding This Year
Remy Tumin
With budget season underway, the six town community preservation committees are reviewing an array of regional projects that range from the relocation of the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah to a Little League baseball field in Oak Bluffs.
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Vineyard Housing Advocates Honored

Two longtime Island affordable housing advocates will be honored at the State House in Boston Tuesday for their contributions under the Community Preservation Act.

Philippe Jordi and Derrill Bazzy are recipients of this year’s Kuehn Community Preservation Award, given out by the Community Preservation Act Coalition.

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Tisbury Considers Community Preservation Requests
Katie Ruppel

The weathervane on top of the Katharine Cornell Theatre might have a chance to face north again.

Repairs to the weathervane, which currently faces 180 degrees in the wrong direction, is one of 26 applications the Tisbury Community Preservation Act Committee reviewed for eligibility on Monday night.

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Island Community Preservation Committees Analyze Requests
Jack Shea and Sam Bungey

As community preservation committees across the Island prepare their recommendations for the coming fiscal year, they report growing interest by Vineyarders in the possibilities offered by Community Preservation Act funding.

More than $3 million in requests are under consideration by preservation committees on the Island.

Town officials who oversee CPA funds have seen a surge in activity and applications.

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Oak Bluffs Invites Preservation Proposals

The Oak Bluffs Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is pleased to announce that application forms are now available to request funding for projects for historic preservation, affordable housing and open space/recreation for the fiscal year that begins in July 2008.

Requests for proposals are being accepted through Oct. 5, 2007.

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State Match to Drop for CPA Funds
Jim Hickey

In just over seven years, funds generated through the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act on the Vineyard have been used for a wide variety of projects — including the renovation of historic lighthouses and bandstands, the creation of affordable housing and the renovation and improvement of public parks.

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Fund Appeals To Town CPC
Jim Hickey

Calling it a test of town priorities, the executive director of the Island Affordable Housing Fund this week asked the Oak Bluffs Community Preservation Committee to commit another $400,000 to the financially troubled Bradley Square project, in the name of historic preservation.

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Edgartown Approves Transfer of Community Preservation Funds
Megan Dooley

Fallout from the Island Affordable Housing Fund’s recent shortfall in payments for the Island’s rental assistance program emerged at the Edgartown selectmen’s meeting Monday. The board approved a request from the Edgartown Housing Trust to transfer up to $10,000 of Community Preservation Act (CPA) money to assist tenants and landlords in Edgartown who are part of the affordable housing program for rental conversion.

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