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At a joint meeting of the West Tisbury selectmen, the town finance committee (fincom), and representatives of the Up-Island school committee last week, fincom members pressed the school committee to explain why the town's district assessment will increase, even as enrollment at the West Tisbury School continues to decline.
The season was nearly over and all hope of qualifying for the state tournament was long gone for the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys' hockey team on Saturday as they prepared to play Lynnfield in the first round of the annual Fairleigh Dickinson Tournament at the MV Arena.
West Tisbury selectmen at their regular meeting February 14, discussed the ins and outs of the Community Preservation Act (CPA).
During a joint meeting with selectmen February 14, the Chilmark finance advisory committee reviewed a revised budget for the Tri-Town ambulance that calls for the addition of two full-time paramedics and additional money for night-shift EMTs.
State officials from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs held a wind farm double-header last week.
At the start of the season, Saturday's matchup between the Vineyarders boys' hockey team and Coyle-Cassidy had all the earmarks of a classic, a late season battle between two old rivals with possible postseason implications for one, or possibly both, of the perennial strong teams.
Chilmark selectmen appointed an acting chief to the Tri-Town Ambulance squad, endorsed changes to the job description for the town harbormaster, and heard an update on contract negotiations between Island officials and cable television giant Comcast.
At a joint meeting February 3, selectmen from Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury discussed several significant changes to the Tri-Town ambulance committee but made none.
On first blush it's easy to be blasé about the new on-line digital assessors' map in Aquinnah that can be viewed by anyone, anywhere, anytime from the comfort of their home.
After three hours of emotional debate on both sides, the Chilmark zoning board of appeals (ZBA) last Wednesday upheld the town building inspector's decision to issue building permits for a pair of large wind turbines, planned for two well-known and highly visible commercial farms off South Road.
The conflicting interests that swirl around plans to place large wind turbines on private property will be aired when the Chilmark zoning board of appeals (ZBA) holds a public hearing Wednesday on permits issued without public review to Grey Barn Farm and Allen Farm, both on South Road.
Spurred by neighbors' concerns, Chilmark selectmen Tuesday agreed to hire a consultant to examine if two farms located off South Road that received permits for large-scale wind turbines qualify under a state exemption from local review.
Chilmark selectmen agreed to a timetable for the project to replace the new car-way and pedestrian walkway that was destroyed by the July 12 fire in Menemsha.
Chilmark selectmen have approved building specifications for the new West Dock car-way to replace the one that was destroyed in the Menemsha fire in July.
During a busy but fast-moving meeting Tuesday, Chilmark selectmen approved the start date for the scallop shellfish season, received an update on plans to rebuild the West Dock, and began the process of appointing several committees to oversee renovations to the Tea Lane farmhouse.
Hoping to build on a successful first season at the Vineyard's first offshore blue mussel farm, Chilmark selectmen agreed unanimously Tuesday to allow two well-known fishermen to expand their operation next summer.
Chilmark voters at a special town meeting Monday unanimously approved three articles authorizing the town to spend just over $1.
Although the cause of the July 12 fire in Menemsha that destroyed the U.
While the Menemsha fire and repairs to the boathouse and town dock have been news for months, the issue of repairing and restoring the house at Tea Lane Farm, to be considered Monday by Chilmark voters, has heated up in the past few weeks.