Martha’s Vineyard court report

July 3, 2014 Winstead M. Adams, Doylestown, PA; DOB 3/3/95, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, possession of open container of alcohol in motor vehicle, speeding in violation of special regulation, possession of liquor by person under 21: continued to pretrial conference. July 7, 2014 Tiago P. Braga, Oak Bluffs; DOB 8/12/84, assault […]

Oak Bluffs town officials unanimously approve year-end transfers

Oak Bluffs selectmen and the town finance and advisory committee (FINCOM) met on Tuesday to deliberate year-end transfers to cover department shortfalls for the 2014 fiscal year (FY14). The combined boards unanimously approved $99,868 in transfers, which will be paid from the town general fund, the town reserve fund and by inter-department transfers. The police […]

MVC continues hearing on new Alliance Community Church plans

Public testimony grew heated at a Martha’s Vineyard Commission public hearing on Thursday, July 10, to review the latest proposal by the Alliance Community Church, formerly known as Assembleia de Deus Nova Vida (Assembly of God), to expand its church. The MVC reviewed the project as a development of regional impact (DRI). Church supporters were […]

Edgartown planning board extends triangle loft hearing

The Edgartown planning board continued the public hearing on a proposal to build loft apartments in the triangle business area to a third session, following nearly two hours of testimony, almost all of it read, before a packed meeting room, at its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Nearly the entire session consisted of the planning board […]

MVC election deadline nears with few candidates

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC), the Island’s powerful regional permitting body, exerts a strong influence on the Island economy and infrastructure. It does this by shaping and permitting, or denying, projects referred to the commission as developments of regional impact (DRIs), and in the creation of districts of critical planning concern (DCPCs), which towns can […]

Sengekontacket Pond temporary shellfishing ban extended

A brief rainstorm in the early hours of Thursday morning, July 10, was just enough for shellfish wardens to extend the temporary ban on shellfishing in Sengekontacket Pond, until at least Tuesday, July 15. Rainfall measured 0.28 percent overnight, according to Edgartown shellfish warden Paul Bagnall. Sengekontacket Pond was closed on July 5, when Hurricane […]

MVC poised to approve Water Street affordable housing

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) wrapped up a public hearing in one session last Thursday night on a proposal by the Island Housing Trust (IHT) to build a six-unit affordable housing rental apartment building at 6 Water Street in Vineyard Haven. But not before the commissioners put IHT executive director Philippe Jordi, accompanied by IHT […]