Wastewater Is Sticking Point in Shearer Cottage Expansion Plan
Expansion plans for the historic Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs remain undecided, as longtime family owners attempt to balance a need for economic survival with environmental impacts.
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Chilmark Bylaw Has Seen Few Negative Impacts
In April 2013 an overflow crowd packed the Chilmark annual town meeting to cast a historic vote on what by then had been dubbed the big-house bylaw, a zoning bylaw aimed at regulating a perceived trend of super-sized homes.
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Covid Cases Inch Upward Slightly
Covid-19 case counts on Martha’s Vineyard continued to see a slight upward trend last week, with 19 confirmed positive cases reported by the Island boards of health in their weekly report issued Monday.
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Laurence Mercier, Former Edgartown Selectman, Dies at 81
Laurence A. Mercier, a former longtime Edgartown businessman and town official who was widely respected for his civic-minded nature, died at home on Sunday. He was 81. A son of Edgartown, he had worn many hats through the years.
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Tribe Makes Bid for State Gaming License
With construction of a bingo hall in Aquinnah on indefinite hold, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has petitioned Gov. Charlie Baker to enter into formal negotiations for a full gaming license, including mobile sports betting.
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Appeals Court Reverses Ruling in Harbor View Case
A new legal chapter opened this week in the tangled, long-running litigation between the Harbor View Hotel and a group of neighbors.
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Kelley House Plans Major Hotel Expansion
One of Edgartown’s most historic waterfront blocks is being reimagined as a unified hotel campus by the new owners of the Kelley House, a Boston-based real estate firm.
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Revised Plan for Edu Comp Building Sparks More Questions
A scaled-backed building and a slew of unfinished details were on the table for more discussion when the developer who wants to expand the former Edu Comp building presented a revised plan to the MVC.
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Ferry Nantucket Goes Out of Service, Causing Huge Sunday Backups
The ferry Nantucket was repaired and cleared for service by the Coast Guard late Sunday after a problem with a rudder indicator sidelined the ferry for most of the day, causing huge backups on the Vineyard route. SSA general manager Bob Davis said the problem was a rudder indicator.
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Pondfront Building Project Riles West Tisbury Neighbors
A sleek, 4,300-square-foot building under construction by a foundation created by renowned British architect Sir Norman Foster is causing a stir among neighbors on the Tisbury Great Pond.
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