Entrepreneurs Bankroll Golf Course; Sheriff's Meadow Retains Veto Power

Two Boston area businessmen and a Mississippi real estate developer have announced plans to build a private golf club on the former Vineyard Acres II property off the West Tisbury Road in Edgartown.

The would-be developers are Jay Swanson of Medfield, Owen Larkin of Boston and William Vandevender of Jackson, Miss. Their partnership is called Swanson Ventures L.L.C.

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Golf Course Developers Join Forces in Twosome To End Prolonged Rivalry

Leaders in the two rival golf course development groups in Edgartown said yesterday that they will merge memberships and stop competing with each other.

Owen Larkin, the managing partner for the Vineyard Golf Club, confirmed that he has signed an agreement to offer guaranteed membership to every member of the Meetinghouse Golf Club Inc. In return, the leading developers for Meetinghouse have agreed not to reapply for permission to build an 18-hole golf course on the MacKenty family property along the Edgartown Great Pond, Mr. Larkin said.

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Large Edgartown Subdivision Comes Before MVC for Review

A plan for 34 market-rate homes on 54 wooded acres off Meetinghouse Way in Edgartown is set for review early next year.

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Dana Place Sold
Vineyard Gazette

The Lester H. Dana place, with its beautiful contemporary house on the summit of Manter’s Hill, off Tea Lane, and fifty-five acres of land, has been sold by Mrs. Dana to Mrs. Julia Green Sturges of New York.

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New Dwelling to Top Manter’s Hill, One of the Historic Properties of the Vineyard
Joseph Chase Allen
Manter’s Hill, a Chilmark landmark since the beginning of the Manor, will be crowned with a year-round dwelling of imposing size at some time in the near future. The house is to be built for Lester Dana of Boston, who is in the process of purchasing fifty-five acres of the old Manter Place from Philip Siff, and the building will be done by the William G. Manter Co. of Vineyard Haven. William F. Swift, Vineyard Haven engineer and surveyor, will be in charge of the whole operation.
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Last Piece of Southern Woodlands Sold, Permitting and Licensing Issues Ahead

A partnership led by a South Boston bar owner and condominium developer will pay $5.15 million for 51 acres in Oak Bluffs once planned as a luxury home development. Paul Adamson, a real estate developer who also owns Shenannigans, a South Boston pub, was the high bidder at a foreclosure auction June 26, held on the property off County Road formerly owned by Corey Kupersmith.

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Last Piece of Southern Woodlands Sold at Auction for $5.15 Million

A partnership led by a South Boston businessman will pay $5.15 million for 51 acres in Oak Bluffs once planned as a luxury home development. Paul Adamson, a real estate developer, was high bidder at a foreclosure auction Friday.

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Former Kupersmith Property to Be Sold

A foreclosure auction is set for Friday, June 26, for the property formerly owned by Corey Kupersmith. The auction begins at noon, at the site off County Road. Up for sale are 51 acres of land, which includes 20 building lots and two open space lots.

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Development on Island Has Slowed From Boom Years, MVC Data Shows
Olivia Hull

An animation released this week by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission shows development over time since 1660. Revised commission calculations predict that the Island won’t reach buildout until the year 2089.

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Building Permits On the Rise as Construction Sector Hammers Back to Life
Sydney Bender and Remy Tumin

Building permits are up this year, and all around the Island the sounds of nail guns, classic rock and pickup trucks unloading supplies provide the backbeat for a flurry of construction activity.

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