The planning board’s withdrawal now lifts one of the major obstacles for the high school, which has been talking about overhauling its athletic facilities since 2016.


The planning board is pondering the expansion of commercial zones, residential zone restrictions, accessory dwelling requirements and regulations on short-term rental properties, among other changes.

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.


The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association has sued the Oak Bluffs planning board, seeking to reverse a set of conditions the board attached to the recent approval of a building addition and roof replacement at the Tabernacle.

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.

The bitterly debated multi-million-dollar project to overhaul the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School athletics fields was thrown into limbo Wednesday night.