Sale of Great Pond Land For Golf Course Is Near

Members of the MacKenty family in Edgartown are now in the final stages of negotiations to sell some 200 acres of their Edgartown Great Pond land to a group that plans to build a golf course on it, the Gazette has learned.

“We are negotiating, but we can’t comment on much until we have an agreement,” said Jeremiah MacKenty this week. “But yes, I’d say we are fairly close,” he added.

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Developers Buy Great Pond Land For Championship Golf Course

The family that plans to build a private championship caliber golf course along the shore of Edgartown Great Pond is fully aware that its plans will be examined with scrupulous care by Island environmentalists.

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Airport Fitness To Be Sold

Developer Jefrey DuBard is in the process of buying Airport Fitness, the racquet sport hub and gym that has been in the West Tisbury airport business park since 1996, longtime owner Connie McHugh recently told members.

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After Pandemic Sizzle, Vineyard Real Estate Market Cools Off

After a two-year buying frenzy, sales of Island properties ebbed last year and dropped to their lowest level in at least 10 years during the first six months of 2023.

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Controversial Edgartown Home Plans Approved

After nearly four months of back-and-forth, the Edgartown historic district commission approved a controversial home renovation on South Water street. A pool originally included was scrapped.

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Who Owns the Main Streets: The Evolving Story of the Island's Downtowns

The Gazette set out to answer the question who, exactly, owns the downtowns? The analysis found that while ownership is varied and covers a wide spectrum, certain family names jumped out, among them Hall, Courtney and Hajjar.

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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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New Plans Emerge for Controversial Edgartown Home Expansion

After neighbors rallied against a proposed home expansion on South Water street, the architect behind the project proposed new plans that would leave the harbor view intact.

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Neighbor Sues Over Oak Bluffs Inn Parking Plan

A neighbor of a yet-to-be built Oak Bluffs inn filed a lawsuit against the town planning board this week, arguing the board’s approval of the inn’s permits ignored town parking requirements.

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Aquinnah Shop Restaurant Hits the Market

Seven years after the Aquinnah Shop Restaurant first left Wampanoag hands, the property and business have gone up for sale once again with an asking price of $3.5 million.

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