MVC Closes Marathon Hearing on High School Fields Project
After months of testimony, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed its marathon public hearing Thursday on the regional high school’s proposed athletic field renovation.
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Foundation, MVC Team Up for Eelgrass Mapping Project
The Edgartown Great Pond Foundation has worked with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to produce a first-of-its-kind map of eelgrass in Slough Cove.
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Commission Effort to Update DRI Checklist Hits Snags

A lengthy effort to update the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s development of regional impact checklist has stalled again over vague language regarding demolitions and restaurant expansions.

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Testimony, Debate Continue on High School Turf Project
Recycling plans, injury rates and manufacturing plans were among the details parsed at a hearing of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday, as testimony began to wind down on a long-running review of the regional high school’s proposed athletic field renovation.
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MVC Conducts Speedy Review of Stone Bank Development
Developer Sam Dunn wants to turn the historic stone bank property in downtown Vineyard Haven into a mixed-use condominium and commercial development.
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Oak Bluffs Makes Surprise Change in MVC Appointment
Aaron Wilson
Oak Bluffs selectmen passed over long-serving board member Gail Barmakian for reappointment to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Tuesday, voting instead to appoint selectman Brian Packish.
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MVC Requests Meeting With Keating, Markey and Warren
Noah Asimow
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s climate action task force has sent a letter to the Vineyard’s congressional representatives, requesting a meeting to discuss the Island’s inclusion in a future federal infrastructure bill.
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Joan Malkin Chosen as Commission Chairman
Noah Asimow
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission selected Chilmark representative Joan Malkin to be its new chairman at its meeting Thursday.
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MVC Receives Grant to Develop Wildfire Preparedness Plan
Maia Coleman

With significant drought conditions still desiccating the region and the state forest without a full time superintendent, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has received approximately $25,000 in state and federal money to develop a first-of-its-kind wildfire preparedness plan for the Island.

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Commission Installs First Ever Permeable Reactive Barrier on Lagoon Pond
Noah Asimow
Last week, the Martha's Vineyard Commission installed a first-of-its-kind permeable reactive barrier at the base of Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven. The project is more than 18 months in the making.
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