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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Stop & Shop Hearing Continues; Town Parking Lot Still Unsettled Issue
Sara Brown
A Martha's Vineyard Commission review of the grocery expansion plans in Vineyard Haven will go to a seventh public hearing in February. Sticking points remain amid growing frustration over a drawn-out process.
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MVC Denies Alliance Church Expansion
Ivy Ashe
Visual impact, neighborhood concerns and questions about future use were all factors in the 4-3 commission vote against a large church expansion project on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs. Four commissioners excused themselves from the proceeding.
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Sticking Points Remain for Church Expansion Under Review by MVC
Sara Brown
A new plan to turn 54 acres in Katama into a nine-lot residential subdivision saw favorable review by the Martha's Vineyard Commission last week, while stubborn sticking points remained for a pending church expansion in Oak Bluffs.
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Commission Takes NStar to Task Over New, Taller Utility Poles
Sara Brown

Spokesmen for the power company NStar told the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday that they believe the commission has no jurisdiction over a project to install new, oversized utility poles around the Island. The poles have raised the hackles of Islanders and public officials who say they are ruinous to roadside aesthetics and out of character for the Vineyard.

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As Keepers of the Island Way, Martha's Vineyard Commission Has Strong Support
Sara Brown
A second public hearing was set for Thursday night before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on expansion plans for the Stop & Shop grocery store in Vineyard Haven. As the commission begins an exhaustive review of one of the largest and most complicated commercial development projects in recent memory on the Island, public opinion and institutional knowledge about the commission is mixed.
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Commission Says It Will Review New Telephone Poles
Sara Brown

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will review new utility poles placed around the Island as a development of regional impact (DRI).

The regional authority voted 13-1 last Thursday that the project merited review by the commission, DRI director Paul Foley said. Edgartown commissioner James Joyce was the no vote.

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