The Old Variety Store building in downtown Oak Bluffs adjacent to the Flying Horses Carousel is slated for teardown, after the town issued a demolition permit last month and the select board approved a sidewalk closure at the site Tuesday.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission denied a proposed historic home demolition on Thursday evening, resolving to protect a 120-year-old Four Square style building in Vineyard Haven.
The owners of a house in the historic Copeland district of Oak Bluffs filed suit this week in Massachusetts Land Court asking the court to allow it to be torn down.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has adopted a new demolition policy for historic buildings as it rethinks its role in preserving the diverse architecture of the Island.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission decided Thursday not to review a demolition on Hatch Road in Vineyard Haven, amid wide-ranging discussion about tear-downs.


A plan to raze and rebuild a historic house on East Chop Drive will be decided soon by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, after a public hearing closed Thursday night on the demolition project.