West Tisbury voters stay home; special postponed


Blame it on the Bruins playoff game or voter apathy, but the West Tisbury special town meeting, scheduled for 7 pm, Tuesday, was postponed when the assembled voters fell far short of a quorum.

About 50 voters attended, less than half of the number needed to bring the meeting to order, and about two percent of the town’s 2,431 registered voters.

Moderator Patrick Gregory said selectmen would reschedule the meeting for sometime in the fall. Then he told everyone they had time to get home to watch the start of the Boston Bruins game at 7:30 pm.

Among the questions voters were to tackle, there was a proposal to impose a one-year moratorium on the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries in town, a question asking voters to approve a bylaw that would ban the consumption of marijuana in public places, and a request for money to replace windows at the Dukes County courthouse in Edgartown and fund the county’s integrated pest management program.