Island Enters Into the Age of Land Bank

Starting Monday morning, buyers of Martha’s Vineyard real estate will pay two per cent of the purchase price to the Martha’s Vineyard land bank. Tisbury voters yesterday followed the other five Island towns by endorsing the measure designed to raise money for preserva­tion of natural and recreational resources.
 
The Dukes County commissioners this morning were to appoint one person from each Island town to the land bank commission.

State Supreme Court Rules Against Land Bank in Aquinnah Dispute

Two hiking trails, both leading to a bluff overlooking the ocean in Aquinnah, cannot be connected to create a single loop trail, the state’s highest court ruled in a unanimous decision this week.

Land Bank Public Comment Session

The Martha’s Vineyard land bank will conduct its biennial public comment session at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.

Land Bank Expands Middle Ridge Preserve in Chilmark

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank will significantly expand its hilltop Middle Ridge Preserve in Chilmark with the purchase of 19.8 acres off Tea Lane.

Managing Ice House Pond Proves Balancing Act for Land Bank

A revised plan for Manaquayak Preserve in West Tisbury highlights the sometimes tricky role of the land bank in managing ecologically sensitive properties.

Land Bank Revenues Mirror Growth in Real Estate Market

Buoyed by a rising real estate market, the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is on track to end the year on a high note for revenues.

Land Bank Looks to Create Campground on Southern Woodlands Property

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is moving forward with plans to create a seasonal low impact campground on a two-acre site inside the Southern Woodlands Reservation.

Land Bank Expands Holdings at Fulling Mill Brook

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank will expand its Fulling Mill Brook Preserve in Chilmark with the purchase this week of 17 acres on Middle Road. The land bank paid $1,775,000 to siblings Emily and Oliver Rothschild for the property.

Land Bank Revenues: Oct. 16

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $212,402 for the business week ending on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.

Land Bank Revenues: Oct. 2

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $649,339 for the business week ending on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

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