Grass Fields Project Stalls Amid Disagreement Over Contract
Alex Elvin
Negotiations between the regional high school district committee and a group that wants to upgrade and maintain the school playing fields have been fraught with disagreement since June, with key terms of a contract still hanging as of this week.
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Turf Plan on Hold as Grass Alternative Is Unveiled
Heather Hamacek and Julia Wells

A controversial plan to revamp the high school playing fields using artificial turf is on hold after a community group unveiled a detailed counter proposal this week to upgrade the fields using all grass instead.

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Islanders Watchful In Run-Up to Turf Hearing
Alex Elvin

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has begun laying the groundwork for a highly anticipated public hearing this spring to review plans for an artificial turf field at the regional high school.

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Turf Debate Heats Up Again; MVC Prepares to Review Plan
Alex Elvin
A widely debated proposal to install synthetic playing fields at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School continues to draw debate as it heads for review later this month.
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Field Debate Intensifies as Both Sides Dig in Over Artificial Turf Proposal
Alex Elvin
Many Islanders this year have found themselves mired in a debate over the merits of grass versus artificial turf for the high school playing fields. Similar debates have played out across the country.
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Selectmen Seek to Calm Ruffled Feathers Over Turf Referral
Alex Elvin

Chilmark selectmen met with members of two opposing community groups on Tuesday to discuss a controversial proposal to install artificial turf fields at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

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Chilmark Sends High School Turf Plan to MVC for Review
Alex Elvin and Heather Hamacek
Following weeks of public debate over a plan to install artificial turf fields at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, the Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday voted to refer the project to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for review.
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Banding Together

Many have asked me why MV@Play, the project to improve and expand the high school athletic fields, is so important to me.

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Check the Facts

The subject of natural grass versus synthetic turf is complicated and there are wide-ranging and strong opinions on both sides.

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Turf War Grows over MV@Play Proposal for High School Fields
Heather Hamacek
A plan to overhaul the athletic fields at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School with artificial turf is the subject of growing controversy.
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