Martha’s Vineyard Carrying Capacity Study Moves Ahead

The aim of the study is to assess how much human activity can take place without irreversible damage to the quality of life Islanders want.

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Bringing Islanders Together for the Environment

This year’s theme at the third annual Climate Action Fair was Greening Vineyard Landscapes, with an emphasis on sustainable living.

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MVC Approves Prouty House Move, Undersea Cables

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 10-1 on Thursday to allow Amelia Hambrecht to move the whaling-era Caleb Prouty house from downtown Vineyard Haven to her property on Lagoon Pond Road.

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MVC Hosts Climate Action Fair

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission hosts its annual Climate Action Fair on Sunday, May 19 at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury from noon to 4 p.m.

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State Housing Leader Plans Vineyard Visit

Housing secretary Ed Augustus will be on-Island on June 4, the last stop of his 12-municipality tour around Massachusetts as the state plans to create a five-year housing plan.

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Educomp Development Clears MVC

The Martha's Vineyard Commission last week approved developer Xerxes Agassi's proposal to redevelop the former Educomp building into deed-restricted condominiums.

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Oak Bluffs Housing Project Pulled During MVC Review

Developer Robert Sawyer has withdrawn his proposal to demolish a historic home and build an apartment building just days after the project was initially reviewed by the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

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MVC: Oak Bluffs Housing Proposal Lacks Details

Robert Sawyer came to the Martha's Vineyard Commission Thursday seeking permission to knock down a historic home to make way for a new 8-unit housing complex. The MVC said it needed more information before it could decide.

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Energy Planning Is Key to Offsetting Climate Change

Kate Warner is scared. The rate at which climate change is occurring terrifies her, and as energy planner for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC), she is trying to get Vineyarders to act.

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MVC Hears Presentation of Approaches to Control Traffic and Save Island Roads

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission heard last week about a comprehensive new effort to lessen the number of cars on Island roads and make sure that those roads maintain their rural character.

In order to solve the Island’s traffic troubles and preserve its country feel, the MVC must embrace a plan and aggressively seek federal funds for two goals, they were told: establishing a system for reducing the number of cars on Island roads and rewriting government standards for road construction, at least as they apply to the Island.

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