Divided MVC Allows Takeout Window at Bowling Alley
Noah Asimow
The Barn Bowl and Bistro’s new takeout window will be about 15 square feet in area. But the small window had outsized implications for the commission.
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MVC Proposed Checklist Would Include Review of Large Houses
Noah Asimow
With the threat of climate change pressing on one side and an increase in residential development squeezing on the other, the MVC is proposing changes to its DRI checklist.
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Legal Fees Push Commission Budget Up for Coming Year
Noah Asimow
Encumbered by hefty legal fees, the regional planning commission approved a $1.7 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year at its meeting last week.
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As a New Decade Begins, MVC Shoulders Weight of Responsibility
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission had a busy year in 2019. The coming year looks to be just as busy if not busier for the unique, 15-member regional planning commission.

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MVC Designates Two Ancient Ways Off Lambert's Cove Road
Noah Asimow
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted unanimously to designate specific sections of Shubael Weeks and Red Coat Hill roads as ‘special ways.'
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Barn Bowl and Bistro Proposes Adding Window for Restaurant Takeout
Noah Asimow
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed a public hearing on a proposed takeout window at the Barn and Bowl Bistro in Oak Bluffs amid questions about traffic.
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Tisbury Nominated Harbor for DCPC
Bryan Chambala

In an effort to regain control of their waterfront, Tisbury selectmen voted Tuesday evening to nominate Vineyard Haven harbor as a district of critical planning concern. The nomination will be considered by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

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Commission Approves Special Districts
Bryan Chambala

Three Island towns awake this morning under the umbrella of permit moratoriums following last night’s meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

The commission opened its regular meeting by approving a nomination for a district of critical planning concern in the Vineyard Haven harbor. The vote was unanimous and followed a public hearing which was held prior to the opening of the commission meeting. Only one member of the public was heard in the hearing.

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Tisbury Has Spirited Exchanges Over New Harbor Regulations
Cole Louison

Loosening restrictions on land while tightening them on the water sparked considerable discussion at the Tisbury board of selectman meeting on Tuesday.

Sixteen proposed harbor regulations restricting when, where and how boats operate in Vineyard Haven harbor were debated during the public hearing.

A regulation stating “all commercial ferries shall operate within hours compliant to noise regulations” drew pointed comments from selectman Tristan Israel on the Steamship Authority’s adherence to harbor restrictions.

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New Harbor Regulations Set in Tisbury
Cole Louison

After 14 revised drafts and nearly a year of public discussion, a final set of regulations aimed at protecting the historical and ecological character of Vineyard Haven harbor is on the verge of completion.

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