Rotary Club and Community Services Unite for Golf Tournament
The Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) will hold a charity golf tournament in late September to benefit Island charities and MVCS’ human service programs.
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Vineyard Golf Club Foundation Supports Nonprofits
Since its inception in 2001, the Vineyard Golf Club Foundation has disbursed over $1,800,000, and recently announced gifts to local recipients.
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Golf Club Gives Back

Since its inception in 2002, the Vineyard Golf Club Foundation has distributed more than $1,300,000 in funds to more than 30 local nonprofit organizations. The foundation is now accepting applications for grants and donations from Island nonprofit and charitable organizations.

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Scars Linger from Past MVC Collisions
Julia Wells

Scars Linger from Past MVC Collisions

By JULIA WELLS

Getting out was hard.

When Tisbury and Edgartown voted to withdraw from the Martha's Vineyard Commission in the late 1970s, what followed was a procedural and political tangle that went on for years.

In Tisbury, the fight was over the second slip for the Steamship Authority. In Edgartown, it was about the rules for the coastal district of critical planning concern.

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Golf Course Developers Attack Land Commission in Superior Court Lawsuit
Julia Wells

Using new lawyers but spelling out the same themes, the developers of the Down Island Golf Club filed a lawsuit against the Martha's Vineyard Commission late last week, attacking everything from the recent vote to reject a luxury golf course project in the southern woodlands to the enabling legislation that created the commission.

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MVC Retreats from Initiative to Redraft Island Membership Plan for New Golf Club
Mandy Locke

The Martha's Vineyard Commission backed away Thursday night from a push to redraw the Vineyard Golf Club's Island membership plan.

Commission members dropped the issue of the subjective selection process citing not principles, but politics. Commissioners openly acknowledged that pushing for a lottery system could do more harm than good, threatening an already strained relationship with a town board.

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40B Plan Draws Protests at Final MVC Hearing
MANDY LOCKE

40B Plan Draws Protests at Final MVC Hearing

By MANDY LOCKE

Emotions ran high throughout the final night of public testimony regarding a Chapter 40B affordable housing development that, if approved, would place 20 homes on 4.9 acres of land near Tisbury's center.

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State Forecasts on Final Buildout Help Edgartown to Plan Future of the Town
Mandy Locke

Listening to the banter of benchwarmers in front of the Edgartown town hall, it's hard to tell if it's 1972, 1982, 1992 or 2002.

The characters have changed, but the themes stayed the same. The building trade is booming. There's a new home on every corner. The town can't house its young people.

"We've always been talking about growth. We've always thought we're growing too fast," said Larry Mercier, lifelong Edgartown resident and respected town official.

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MVC Shows Support for Veteran Member, Rejecting Bias Charges
Julia Wells

MVC Shows Support for Veteran Member, Rejecting Bias Charges

By JULIA WELLS
Gazette Senior Writer

In an unqualified show of confidence for one of its own members who has been under relentless attack by the developers of the Down Island Golf Club, the Martha's Vineyard Commission voted without dissent last night that commission member Linda Sibley is free from bias and prejudice.

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The Island's Water World: A New Study Says Towns Must Be Proactive on Supply
Mandy Locke

Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury town officials received their marching orders this month - recommendations for steps these Island towns should take to protect and enhance public water supplies in order to keep pace with future development.

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