Confusion Surrounds Cottage Demolition

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission is retroactively reviewing the demolition of a historic Oak Bluffs cottage that was torn down prior to referral, causing confusion.

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MVC Explores First-of-its-Kind Carrying Capacity Study
A growing number of ecological, economic and social pressures have prompted Island planners to consider a first-of-its-kind carrying capacity study for Martha’s Vineyard.
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MVC Approves Controversial Harbor View Hotel Expansion, 9-5
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 9-5 late Thursday to allow the Harbor View Hotel to expand its Bradley Cottage into a 4,000-square-foot spa. But the approval came with a clear message from the MVC to the hotel, as commissioners tacked on a pile of strict conditions.
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Owners of Historic Home Withdraw Application to Demolish
Homeowners Steve and Ellie Wise will withdraw their application to demolish a house at 189 Katama Road.
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MVC Will Review Proposed Demolition of Old House on Edgartown Harbor
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will review a proposed demolition of one of the oldest homes on the Edgartown harbor, voting to consider the project a development of regional impact.
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MVC Approves High School Athletic Fields Plan 10-6
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 10-6 to approve the regional high school athletic field project at a dramatic meeting Thursday night, capping a long-running and often acrimonious debate over synthetic turf fields.
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MVC Approves Inn Annex in Edgartown
A plan to expand and convert a large residence on Edgartown’s Upper Main street into a 19-room inn received unanimous approval from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night, growing the footprint of the Edgar Inn across the street.
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Warning Signs and Success Stories for Island Ponds and Estuaries
Noah Asimow
A three-year study by the Martha's Vineyard Commission revealed both continued high levels of nitrogen in some ponds, while others showed improvement.
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Expansion Plans Aired for Historic Shearer Cottage In Oak Bluffs
History was on display at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night when a public hearing opened on a major renovation plan for Shearer Cottage, the richly storied Oak Bluffs inn where African American history on Martha’s Vineyard has its roots.
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MVC Hearing Opens on Edu Comp Redevelopment
Size, scale, architectural aesthetics and vague arrangements with neighbors over shared use of access roads were all issues when a public hearing opened on a plan to redevelop the former Edu Comp building.
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