Paul Jackson's Home Bequeathed to Agricultural Society

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society will be able to offer affordable housing for three farmers this summer, after the late Island homesteader Paul Jackson bequeathed his Edgartown home and garden to the organization.

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Zoning Board Approves Southern Tier Affordable Housing Project

The Oak Bluffs zoning board of appeals unanimously voted Wednesday to approve the comprehensive permit for Southern Tier, a planned new neighborhood of affordable housing next to the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena in the town-owned woodlands.

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Vineyard Looks to Other Resort Towns for Housing Solutions

As the Vineyard’s sister island, Nantucket and its multi-million dollar real estate market have been positioned as an ominous indicator of what’s to come.

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Chilmark Select Board Candidates Make Their Bids for Open Seat

Chilmark select board candidates Marie Larsen and Russell Maloney laid out their priorities for the town at a packed League of Women Voters candidate forum Monday.

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Battling Many Fronts for Affordable Housing

The refrain is familiar. Despite valiant efforts to create more affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard, the gap between need and availability continues to widen.

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Residents Query Oak Bluffs Select Board Candidates

Three candidates vying for two select board seats in Oak Bluffs took part in a candidate’s forum at the Portuguese American Club Monday, fielding questions about town wastewater management, last call at bars and affordable housing initiatives.

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Islanders Take Housing Bank Case at State House

Vineyarders mobilized by the Coalition to Create the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank had one mission on Thursday in Boston: to encourage legislators to pass the Island housing bank bill.

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West Tisbury ADU Program Could Make Fall Town Meeting

The West Tisbury select board and the town’s affordable housing committee will continue to develop a grant program incentivizing town residents to construct affordable housing on their properties.

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Oak Bluffs ZBA Reviews Southern Tier Development

Southern Tier, a 60-unit housing development proposed to be built next to the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena, went before the town’s zoning board of appeals this week, one of the only remaining regulatory hurdles left for the project.

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Solutions Are Created by Working Together

It is clear that the Island is losing the fabric of its community at a mind-boggling rate because of the lack of affordable housing here.

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