Bubble Up, Cable Down: MVC Clears Decks on Pending Projects
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission cleared the way for a number of major projects last week.

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MVC Approves Undersea Cable for Vineyard Wind
Holly Pretsky

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted Thursday to approve the undersea cables that will transmit electricity from a giant wind farm off the Vineyard. The approval comes with conditions.

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Hearing Continues on Meetinghouse Way
Noah Asimow

Developers who want to turn 54 acres off Meetinghouse Way into 34 house lots presented a slightly altered plan Thursday.

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Land Agency Backs Town Growth Limits
Julia Wells
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has voted to accept without change an innovative set of regulations developed by the people of Aquinnah to protect their town from the effects of runaway growth.
 
“This is about preserving a modesty of scale and a lifestyle,” declared Marcia Cini, member of the commission from Tisbury.
 
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Aquinnah Sets Standard for Sound Planning: Voters Adopt New Laws to Control Growth
Julia Wells
Making history and setting a new standard for community planning on the Vineyard, the people of Aquinnah voted this week to adopt a sweeping set of regulations for a townwide district of critical planning concern (DCPC).
 
“We’re leading the way. There has been a lot of talk about doing an Islandwide DCPC, and I hope this is going to be a first step for that,” said James Vercruysse, an Aquinnah resident who is a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.
 
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Commission-Tribe Talks Are Put on Hold
Noah Asimow

Bingo hall talks between the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and leaders at the Wampanoag tribe are on hold, MVC chairman Doug Sederholm said last week.

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MVC Approves Community Services Campus Expansion
Noah Asimow
A three-phase, $17 million campus redevelopment plan for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is one step closer to launch after the project got a green light from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.
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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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MVC Closes Public Hearing on Wind Farm Undersea Cables
Noah Asimow
The Martha's Vineyard Commission received an unprecedented amount of correspondence relating to wind farm undersea cables.Of those opposed, the vast majority were from people off-Island.
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The Yard Eyes Major Expansion for Chilmark Campus
Noah Asimow
The Yard is embarking on an $11 million master plan to renovate and expand its facility off Middle Road in Chilmark. The project would double building space from 7,000 to 14,000 square feet.
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