When a Dog Park Is Actually an Airstrip
Heather Hamacek

The scene at Trade Wind Fields Preserve is like most dog parks, but the Oak Bluffs spot is actually an air field and protected land bank property.

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Land Bank Purchases Two Parcels in Vineyard Haven
Steve Myrick
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has announced two new land acquisitions in Vineyard Haven for a combined purchase price of $1.1 million.
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Land Bank Revenues: Jan. 27

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $316,930 for the business week ending on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

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Land Bank Revenues: Jan. 13

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $104,556 for the business week ending on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

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Island Enters Into the Age of Land Bank
Vineyard Gazette
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. The state secretary of environmental affairs will appoint a seventh member.
 
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State Supreme Court Rules Against Land Bank in Aquinnah Dispute
John H. Kennedy
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.
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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.
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Land Bank Expands Middle Ridge Preserve in Chilmark
Julia Wells

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.

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Managing Ice House Pond Proves Balancing Act for Land Bank
Alex Elvin

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

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Land Bank Revenues Mirror Growth in Real Estate Market
Julia Wells

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.

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