Maia Coleman
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 10-6 to approve the regional high school athletic field project at a dramatic meeting Thursday night, capping a long-running and often acrimonious debate over synthetic turf fields.
Martha's Vineyard Commission
Artificial turf
Regional High School


How frightening to think that we would even consider endangering our kids with plastic fields causing cancer.
At a noon meeting Friday, the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School committee approved a change of attorneys in its legal action against the Oak Bluffs planning board.
Like a lot of people on Martha's Vineyard, I heard the beginnings of the controversy about an artificial playing field at the high school several years ago.
As a dispute over the athletic fields overhaul at the regional high school heads to court, the Oak Bluffs board of health appears posied to adopt a two-year ban on artificial turf in town.
A sharply divided Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School district committee voted 5-4 Monday night to appeal the Oak Bluffs planning board’s denial of an athletic fields overhaul at the school that includes artifical turf.
With a $7 million overhaul of the high school athletic fields now stalled, the high school committee meets Monday to decide the next steps.