Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Subjects Of Legislative Bills

Many Cape and Islands communities could receive a new designation in a bill before the state Senate.

The measure would designate Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, plus several other towns as “seasonal communities,” and is part of the five-billion-dollar Senate housing bond legislation.

It includes a local option fee or tax which municipalities could adopt on high-value real estate transfers.

The money would then be used for affordable housing.

The House version of the bill removed the fee; a Senate vote is expected later today.

(Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)


Photo: JOSEPH PREZIOSO / AFP / Getty Images

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