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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MVC Retreats from Initiative to Redraft Island Membership Plan for New Golf Club
MANDY LOCKE

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

By 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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High Nitrates Found in Home Wells Near Vineyard Golf Club
MANDY LOCKE

High Nitrates Found in Home Wells Near Vineyard Golf Club

By MANDY LOCKE

High nitrate levels found in the private wells of a few Edgartown homes off West Tisbury Road sent health officials scrambling this week - trying to pin down the exact source of what could be a sizable plume running through Edgartown Meadows subdivision.

More than a week into extensive testing, a few fingers point to the homes' neighbor, the Vineyard Golf Club, an 18-hole private luxury golf course that opened in May of 2002.

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Avoid Drinking Water Pending More Tests, Officials Tell Edgartown Meadows Homes
MANDY LOCKE

Avoid Drinking Water Pending More Tests, Officials Tell Edgartown Meadows Homes

By MANDY LOCKE

A new round of private well tests in an Edgartown neighborhood this week intensified the mystery for Island officials working to pinpoint the source of groundwater contamination spreading through the West Tisbury Road subdivision.

"It's too much of a puzzle, too many unknowns at this point," said Matthew Poole, Edgartown health agent, noting that now 20 per cent of the homes tested have water unsafe for drinking.

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Vineyard Golf Club Plans Home Cluster
MANDY LOCKE

Vineyard Golf Club Plans Home Cluster

Edgartown Zoning Board to Hear Case for 15 Sites on West Tisbury Road; Member Housing Is at Issue

By MANDY LOCKE

Owners of the Vineyard Golf Club, a private golf course in Edgartown, are now proposing to build a cluster of luxury homes for club members on the property's southeastern corner.

It's a request that some Island officials think they shot down five years ago.

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Partners in Vineyard Golf Club Apply Pressure to Build Homes
Julia Wells

Partners in Vineyard Golf Club Apply Pressure to Build Homes

By JULIA WELLS

Acting through their Boston attorney, the managing partners for the Vineyard Golf Club have been engaged in a series of quiet threats and maneuvers in recent weeks - all aimed at avoiding a Martha's Vineyard Commission review of a new plan to build 16 luxury houses for members at the golf club.

The commission expressly denied all member housing when it approved the golf club five years ago.

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Golf Club Plan to Build Luxury Homes Withdrawn, Clearing Path for Dormitory
Jim Hickey

Spokesmen for the Vineyard Golf Club last week formally withdrew their plans to build nine luxury homes for club members.

The withdrawal cleared the way for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to approve a scaled-down version of the project, calling only for the construction of an employee dormitory and a stand-alone bathroom on the course.

At the start of Thursday’s regular commission meeting, chairman Douglas Sederholm read a letter from project engineer Dick Barbini stating the Edgartown golf club was withdrawing its plan for member housing.

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Planners Give Thumbs-Down to Vineyard Golf Housing Plan
Jim Hickey

A key subcommittee of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has recommended that the commission deny a proposal from the Vineyard Golf Club to build nine luxury houses for club members plus a new employee dormitory and bathroom on the course along the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.

The commission land use planning committee on May 12 voted 5-1 with two abstentions to recommend denial of the proposal. Although it is not bound to follow the recommendations of the committee, the full commission usually gives the recommendation considerable weight when voting on a project.

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