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West Tisbury voters stay home; special postponed

The West Tisbury special town meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening fell far short of a quorum.

West Tisbury special town meeting takes up pot rules

Voters will be asked, when they meet Tuesday, to regulate the use of medical marijuana in public places and fund two county initiatives .

Aquinnah voters face $3.8 million budget, up 12 percent

Spending hikes come from increasing school costs. Aquinnah's gathering Tuesday is the last of the Island's six spring annual town meetings.

Chilmark selectmen set new, higher, dock fees

Chilmark selectmen approved a new fee schedule for the town harbor, reviewed work on the town dock, and reviewed nominations for new members for the town shellfish committee, at their Tuesday meeting.

Chilmark voters approve limits on house size

Voters also agreed on an $8,183,926 fiscal year 2014 operating budget.

Chilmark takes up $8.1 million budget, big house rules Monday

Town spending will jump by half a million dollars, driven by school, public safety, and public library increases.

Chilmark selectmen say yes to Tinsel Town docu-soap

Filming would mostly consist of "walk and talk" shots of cast members against the backdrop of a Menemsha sunset.

West Tisbury selectmen welcome new homeowners

Spencer Binney and Lizzy Kent, along with Jason and Darcy Neago, were chosen to purchase a pair of three-bedroom, energy-efficient homes.

West Tisbury says yes to new police station, no to county spending

Annual town meeting voters handily approved $2.5 million for a new police station and a $2.5 million operating budget but no county dollars.

West Tisbury voters take up 37 articles, $14.7 million at annual

The warrant includes a request to fund the construction of a new $2.8 million police station.

Chilmark selectmen take up beach, school repairs

During a fast moving meeting, Chilmark selectmen Tuesday heard an update on plans to make repairs to the Squibnocket Beach parking lot, as well as plans for repairs to the Chilmark School.

Chilmark meeting comments stir up a tempest

Chilmark lawyer Ron Rappaport said the comments were not libelous, but he advised town officials to be more civil to one another.

West Tisbury selectmen explore solar array options

At their regular meeting on March 20, West Tisbury selectmen tentatively agreed to explore other options for the development of a photovoltaic array at the town landfill off Old Stage Road.

Boys hockey and girls basketball teams win MIAA openers

Vineyard outskates Dedham 5-3. Girls scorch Fairhaven 64-39.

Vineyard boys walloped Bourne in MIAA tourney’s first round

The 77-44 victory might have been more lopsided but the Purple hoopsters were rusty after two-week layoff. Next, Feehan, Friday. Join the fan bus.

West Tisbury selectmen reconsider CVEC power deal

At their regular meeting on February 20, selectmen heard questions and concerns about the CVEC deal to build a photovoltaic array.

A banner year, but a tourney loss, for Vineyard girls skaters

The Martha's Vineyard girls' hockey team qualified for the state tournament for the second year in a row, but lost 4-2 to Latin Academy on Monday.

Chilmark School is not aging well, requires significant repairs

The seven-page report by Noblin & Associates of Bridgewater states that performing all the repairs could cost more than $750,000.

Chilmark selectmen in battle over funding beach super’s training

Selectmen want to pay for beach boss's lifeguard training, but town human resources committee says doing so is not allowed.

Discussion of Menemsha Pond management turns to dredging

The Wampanoag Tribe called the meeting to discuss pond management and how those who share the resource could benefit.