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Feds Accept Tribal Land into Trust

December 11, 2017

Martha’s Vineyard  – The Federal Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced its plans to accept into trust about 15 acres of land for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); the decision joins the land with another 480 acres held in trust by the federal government for the tribe’s benefit. Purchased by […]

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Aquaculture Expansion Bid Denied

December 11, 2017

Martha’s Vineyard  – At a meeting last Tuesday the Edgartown shellfish committee voted 2-1 with two abstentions to turn down a request from Noah Scheffer to lease an acre of the pond for oyster farming, thus shelving for now a plan to expand oyster farms to Cape Pogue Pond.  The debate around expansion turns on […]

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Plans to Expand Edgartown Stop & Shop Approved

December 11, 2017

Martha’s Vineyard  – Last Thursday The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved plans for an expansion of the Edgartown Stop & Shop store,  with a vote of 11-1 with two abstentions. The project’s approval is subject to a list of conditions including another look at the building design and a major overhaul of the upper Main Street […]

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