Couple Sues Edgartown Over Bluff Dispute

A recent lawsuit filed by Chappaquiddick seasonal residents John Bretl and Jennifer Kumpitch Bretl seeks to call the Edgartown zoning board’s bluff.

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Aquinnah Ponders Stricter Building Codes to Help the Environment

As Aquinnah’s annual town meeting in May approaches, the select board continued to hear requests for warrant articles at its meeting Tuesday.

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Rising HVAC Costs Make Island Towns Sweat

Several municipal heating, ventilation and air conditioning projects on the Island that have ballooned in price recently, driven up as towns look to replace aging equipment but have no on-Island specialists to carry out such large jobs.

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Beach Road Work to Start in Oak Bluffs this Month

According to a statement from the town, the road will be down to one lane for part of the way from the drawbridge to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

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Alley's Work Prompts Potential New Historic District Guidelines

The addition of plastic trim at the oldest retail store on Martha’s Vineyard has officials in West Tisbury questioning whether they should allow new modern construction materials on historic buildings.

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Steamship Authority's Woods Hole Terminal Construction Comes Ashore

The Steamship Authority’s multi-year reconstruction of its Woods Hole terminal is now fully focused on the land side of the property, where the longtime staging area for Vineyard-bound vehicles was recently demolished.

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Six New Cases Tuesday; Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury Back Construction Rules

Island boards of health reported six new coronavirus cases on Tuesday as Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury joined Edgartown in swiftly approving new construction guidelines.

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Health Officials Set to Tighten Restrictions on Construction and Job Sites Islandwide

Martha’s Vineyard public health officials were planning to reintroduce Islandwide restrictions on the construction and building industry Thursday.

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Builders Talk Covid on Zoom

The Martha's Vineyard Builders Association holds a Zoom town hall meeting Thursday to discuss Covid-19 safety in the workplace.

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Residential Construction Is Booming on Island
Maia Coleman

Martha’s Vineyard towns are seeing a boom in residential construction projects, as building demands soar both up-Island and down. The majority of the activity is in renovations.

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