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Chilmark selectmen hear VTA’s $18.4M plans for electric bus fleet

Chilmark selectmen were surprised and admiring Tuesday of plans outlined by Angela Grant, the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) administrator, to replace the transportation fleet...

Chilmark’s new police chief, Jonathan Klaren, is sworn in

Jonathan Klaren was sworn in as Chilmark’s new chief of police Tuesday in a happy, family-fun atmosphere complete with a scarecrow joke, hysterical laughter...

West Tisbury Policeman Garrison Vieira promoted to sergeant

Town police officers attended in force on March 15 to support Police Chief Dan Rossi’s recommendation to the West Tisbury selectmen to promote Garrison...

Chilmark’s Sgt. Jonathan Klaren is the town’s new police chief

Updated March 15 at 5:50 pmAfter a long process, selectmen chose one of their own, and promoted Chilmark Sgt. Jonathan Klaren to the chief of...

Chilmark selectmen set the warrant for spring annual

Chilmark selectmen played serious catchup this week, because consideration of several town meeting agenda items had been postponed due to travel and illness of...

Chilmark interviews three finalists for police chief

After extensive background checks, personality profiles, an employment verification process, and personal interviews, the Chilmark police chief selection committee has narrowed the final pool...

Chilmark narrows finalists to three for new police chief

After extensive background checks, personality profiles, an employment verification process, and personal interviews, the Chilmark police selection committee has narrowed the final pool of...

No decision for Geoff Rose at West Tisbury ZBA

Frustrated in his effort to open a medical marijuana dispensary at a proposed new location at 90 Doctor Fisher Road in West Tisbury, just...

Chilmark selectmen approve a street license for John Tiernan to conduct historical Vineyard van...

Two Chilmark selectmen approved a street license after a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 21, for John Tiernan and Caleb Caldwell, his partner, to...

West Tisbury selectmen want marijuana dispensary to stay put

Geoffrey Rose, who holds a provisional license for selling medical marijuana, has tried for four years to open a medical marijuana dispensary in West...

West Tisbury selectmen support Scotts Grove affordable housing

West Tisbury selectmen signaled their support for the Scotts Grove affordable housing project last Wednesday, Feb. 15. Philippe Jordi, Island Housing Trust’s executive director,...

Geoffrey Rose would change the location of his marijuana dispensary

Geoffrey Rose has asked the West Tisbury selectmen to permit him to change the location of his registered marijuana dispensary. He told selectmen on...

Chilmark will consider beer and wine, and study school funding

Chilmark selectmen will ask that a member of the town finance committees (FinCom) of each of the three up-Island towns, along with an accountant...

Chilmark FinCom rebuts West Tisbury school-sharing view

The Chilmark finance advisory committee asked the West Tisbury selectmen to explain why their town should entirely finance the operating costs of its school...

West Tisbury committee recommends Chilmarkers alone pay costs of town school

Selectmen were busy at last Wednesday’s meeting: They heard from the special committee charged with exploring new funding models for up-Island schools, and approved...

West Tisbury selectmen favor eliminating moped rentals

Updated 9:55 pm, SundayThe nascent movement to eliminate moped rentals on the Island gained a little traction in West Tisbury Wednesday night, when selectmen...

West Tisbury selectmen suspend taxi license at hearing

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, West Tisbury selectmen conducted a taxi hearing with former Bluefish taxi driver Kyle Newall and Benoit Baldwin – who was...

Don't call tiny houses 'tiny' in Chilmark

At least one Chilmark selectman thinks tiny houses might just be too small. But the consensus at the board of selectmen (BOS) meeting on...

Updated: Chilmark selectmen discuss tiny house development as possible affordable housing

Chilmark board of selectmen meet just once in January. Here are the highlights from the very full agenda of the Tuesday, Jan. 10 meeting:...

West Tisbury selectmen hear facilities maintenance consultant report

Updated Jan. 13, 4pmHere’s the quick news from the Wednesday, Jan. 4, meeting of the West Tisbury selectmen:The town hired independent contractor Louis...