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Aquinnah special town meeting fails to attract quorum

To be rescheduled, selectmen say.

Aquinnah voters in special meeting Thursday

Funding for the town's participation in the state estuaries project and for the town cattle pound is on the agenda.

West Tisbury voters move new police station along

Sparse crowd also agrees to changes that will allow affordable housing owners to refinance to take advantage of lower interest rates.

West Tisbury voters in special meeting Tuesday

The town effort to build a new police station requires voters to appropriate funds to allow the design and planning to proceed.

Chilmark selectmen hire group to study Lucy Vincent erosion

The goal of the study is to come up with the least aggressive and most cost-effective solutions to slowing erosion along Chilmark Pond and Lucy Vincent Beach.

West Tisbury selectmen give green light to cut library trees

In August, the library building committee first approached selectmen with a plan to cut down 11 Norway maples, to accommodate the new library.

West tisbury selectmen criticize state over metal bridge railing

With no notice to selectmen, the Department of Transportation replaced a wooden rail on the quaint Mill Brook bridge with steel.

Chilmark considers becoming a Green Community

Chilmark would be the third Vineyard town to earn the Green Community designation, which comes with an entitlement to grant money from the state.

Arts, culture contribute to Martha’s Vineyard economy

Tuesday's Brown Bag Lunch series discusses ways to enlarge the role of arts and culture in the 'creative economy.'

Bishop Feehan blanks Martha’s Vineyard in boys soccer

The Vineyarders failed to capitalize on key scoring opportunities and lost a big EAC showdown with the archrival Shamrocks.

West Tisbury selectmen agree to Mill Pond watershed study

West Tisbury selectmen put off any decision to dredge Mill Pond in favor of a comprehensive look at the entire watershed.

Chilmark selectmen review town’s Community Development Strategy

Selectmen said they would look further into the problem of Menemsha noise to determine whether it was a town-wide problem or an isolated incident.

West Tisbury selectmen hear plan to cut library trees

The library building committee, with the backing of the trustees, first approached selectmen last month with a request to cut down 11 Norway Elms.

Chilmark selectmen wrestle with library parking shortage

The library board expressed concerns about parking problems associated with Community Center events.

West Tisbury selectmen place police station article on warrant

The building committee is expected to ask for funding for the new police station at the annual town meeting in April.

West Tisbury selectmen mull Mill Pond dredge plea

Dredging of the pond will not be cheap. Three options from an engineering firm peg the cost at between $240,000 and $700,000.

Chilmark selectmen sign off on dock rebuilding project

Selectmen started the meeting with an update on Phase III of the project to rebuild the town dock that was destroyed in the Menemsha fire in 2010.

Chilmark moves to next part of post-blaze wharf rebuild

The town has $629,026 from the Massachusetts Seaport Advisory Council to do the construction, which will include three new docks.

West Tisbury voters pick and choose dogs on the beach rules

West Tisbury voters nibble at new rules for dogs on the Lambert's Cove Beach. They reject a new, tougher town leash law.

West Tisbury special town meeting will focus on dogs

Voters will be asked to fund a new assistant animal control officer and a new parking lot attendant at Lambert's Cove Beach.