Jane Seagrave

Moped Survey Shows Support for Rental Ban
Jane Seagrave

Results from a Vineyard Gazette community survey about mopeds on Martha’s Vineyard show year-round and seasonal residents share strong opposition to moped rentals on the Island.

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Chappy Boardwalk Case Returns to Conservation Commission
Jane Seagrave

A property owner’s long-running bid to build a boardwalk over a salt marsh must be reviewed again, the Massachusetts Appeals Court said.

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West Tisbury Town Meeting Approves School Spending
Jane Seagrave

West Tisbury voters dispensed with the business of town government in exactly three hours on Tuesday night, pecking at various spending proposals but ultimately approving every one in front of them by wide margins.

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West Tisbury Wraps Up Annual Town Meeting
Jane Seagrave
Affordable housing took center stage in West Tisbury Tuesday night as voters completed their annual town meeting begun two weeks ago.
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State Case Against Tribe Inches Along in Federal Court
Jane Seagrave

A federal court case that could decide whether the Wampanoag tribe has the right to open a gaming facility in Aquinnah has inched forward with an interim ruling that allows a group of taxpayers to remain a party.

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In Long-Running Case, Court Ruling Favors Bear Realty Trust
Jane Seagrave

Aquinnah landowners who have been battling for nearly 18 years to develop some 30 acres of land off Moshup Trail won a favorable decision this week from the state Court of Appeals, but the convoluted legal saga continues.

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Appeals Court Backs Town's Right to Protect Ancient Ways
Jane Seagrave
The town of Edgartown and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission won a major land use victory this week when the Massachusetts Court of Appeals ruled that they have wide latitude to restrict development on ancient ways. The ruling overturns an earlier superior court decision in the Hall family case against the town.
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Edgartown Backs Fertilizer Control Plan, With a Twist
Jane Seagrave
Edgartown voters approved a $30.7 million operating budget and agreed to spend Community Preservation Act funds for a range of projects, including $350,000 to renovate the interior of the town hall.
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Gazette Publisher Explains 2013 Poll
Jane Seagrave

In the late 1980s, with real estate prices on the rise and new building starts at an all-time high on Martha’s Vineyard, the Gazette commissioned a poll of seasonal and permanent residents to gauge public sentiment around development. The results revealed a deep and widely-held concern about the fast pace of growth and its implications for the Island environment and quality of life, a concern that cut across every demographic category, part-time and full-time residents alike.

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Preservation Trust Auction Honors Artist Ray Ellis
Jane Seagrave

The annual Taste of the Vineyard dinner and auction Saturday night turned into a tribute to artist Ray Ellis, who has raised more than $1 million for Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust over more than two decades.

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