Parking Crunch
These comments were sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission regarding the proposal for 10 loft apartments in Post Office Square at the Triangle in Edgartown.
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Martha's Vineyard Commission Leaders Defend Budget, Mission
Sara Brown
With its budget in the spotlight, the Martha's Vineyard Commission was the subject of a broader discussion in Chilmark this week over its role today as a regional planning agency.
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Protecting Island Is Big Picture Mission
Fred Hancock
As chairman of the Martha's Vineyard Commission, it concerns me that recent criticisms of the commission seem to be largely based on misinformation about the issues.
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Legal Fees Take Bite Out of MVC Budget
Brian Smith
I’d like to clear up some misinformation about the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s fiscal year budget that has appeared in the press and at various town board meetings over the last few weeks.
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Restoring Confidence
Leadership is needed, to get ahead of the doubters and remind Islanders in a compelling way why the commission was formed, what its purview is and what’s at stake.
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Commission Budget Comes Under Fire From Island Towns
Julia Wells

Already under pressure for the lengthy pace of its development reviews, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has come under heightened scrutiny in Island towns over its budget for next year. Staff salary increases and soaring legal expenses have led to a 10 per cent increase in the commission’s budget, with some town assessments going up more than 14 per cent.

And as they prepare their own annual town budgets for the coming year, four of the six Vineyard towns are registering strong concerns about spending at the commission.

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Chilmark Finance Committee Rejects MVC Budget
Julia Wells
In a strongly-worded letter, the committee cited “lack of clear management, focus and prioritization,” as reasons for not recommending the $1.45 million budget. The town has requested an immediate meeting with the MVC executive director.
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A Leadership Challenge
Maybe the long winter is causing short tempers, but it seems like the mere mention of Stop & Shop these days is met by a spew of fury.
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MVC to Hear Oak Bluffs Bowling Alley Plan
Olivia Hull
The architect who developed the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven wants to demolish a former laundromat on Uncas avenue and build a bowling alley. Neighbors are opposed. A commission hearing opens Thursday at 7 p.m.
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Higher Legal Bills Lead to Budget Increase for MVC
Sara Brown
A $1.45 million budget approved by the commission last week for the coming fiscal year is an increase of nearly 10 per cent over last year.
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