North Water Street Home Reconstruction Can Continue

Construction on the historic home at 114 North Water street halted August 30 when building inspector Reade Milne noticed the house was being demolished far beyond what had been permitted.

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Edgartown Awards North Wharf Bid

Plans to make Edgartown’s North Wharf more resilient in the face of climate change received a green light Monday.

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Conservation Commission Considers Controversial Renovation

A proposed home renovation on South Water street went before the Edgartown conservation commission Wednesday, prompting concerns about construction in the property’s wetlands and a proposed “exercise spa.”

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Town Issues Cease and Desist on North Water Street Work

Edgartown officials have halted construction on a North Water street home after discovering the building had been demolished far beyond what the historic district commission had approved.

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MVC Denies Fireplaces Installed at Stone Bank Condos

Developer Reid (Sam) Dunn added fireplaces to three condominium units at his Stone Bank mixed-use property in Vineyard Haven without approval by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, which voted Thursday to deny his after-the-fact request to keep the amenities in place.

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Aquinnah Hires New Building Inspector

The Aquinnah select board voted Wednesday to appoint Adam Petkus as the town’s building inspector.

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Preferring Pools to Beaches Reveals Island Cultural Shift

Once a rare luxury, swimming pools on Martha’s Vineyard have burgeoned in popularity, driven in part by demand from the summer rental market for more amenities.

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FEMA Commits Cash to Tisbury Seawall Planning

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Tisbury $78,750 to begin planning the reconstruction of the aging Beach Road seawall.

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Homeport Construction Stopped

Construction to modify a deck at the Homeport restaurant in Menemsha was halted last week after the Chilmark building department found the new owners hadn’t secured a building permit.

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Going With the Flow to Tackle Stormwater Hotspots

A stormwater infrastructure project being installed beneath Grove avenue in Vineyard Haven could be a blueprint for projects across the Island and a critical tool for local stormwater planning.

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