Tisbury voters go to the polls

Mary Ellen Larsen helps to count the number of ballots at the polls Thursday. -Rich Saltzberg

Early voting for the Tisbury town election was held on Thursday and 277 voters went to the polls, according to town clerk Hillary Conklin.

In a strange twist, that’s precisely the number of voters who went to the special town meeting on Sunday to approve a $55 million Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion to pay for the renovation and addition at the Tisbury School. That question is on the ballot and must pass by a simple majority for the money to be borrowed.

Voters are also considering a $5 million Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion to pay for road projects.

There is one contested race on the ballot. Incumbent select board chair Jim Rogers is facing a challenge by Roy Cutrer.

Polls will open again on Tuesday at 12 noon and will close at 8 pm when the votes will be tallied.



  1. I bought six 2×4’s and one sheet of treated plywood the other day at a price of $184.
    At the time the proposed estimate for this project was submitted, those items would have cost about $65 —
    I’m not seeing how this will stay at $55 million.

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