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West Tisbury selectmen want Code Red protocols

West Tisbury selectmen said Code Red should not be used as an Island PA system and endorsed an MVC grant application despite lingering questions.

West Tisbury selectmen sign off on tax bills, warrant

A delay in valuations could result in property owners receiving estimated tax bills. Next month, voters will be asked to rule on dogs on the beach.

West Tisbury selectmen set date for beer and wine hearing

West Tisbury selectmen agreed last week to schedule a public forum on November 2 to discuss the town's move to allow restaurants to serve beer and wine.

West Tisbury selectmen weigh sidewalk and warrant articles

The warrant will include a request to amend the bylaws to include language that would ban dogs from the Lambert's Cove Beach during the summer.

The history and future of the Wampanoag Tribe of Mashpee

Born into the tribe nearly 80 years ago, Chester Solis has written a comprehensive history of the Wampanoag Tribe of Mashpee.

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging is a busy place

Martha's Vineyard's four Councils on Aging senior centers offer elderly Islanders, and the not-so-elderly, a rich variety of activities.

David Stanwood of West Tisbury receives piano-tuning patent

West Tisbury piano innovator David Stanwood now holds U.S. patent number 7,915,509.

West Tisbury school repair planning needs town reps

West Tisbury selectmen considered a request from school superintendent James Weiss that selectmen appoint a representative to work with the Up-Island Regional School Committee, to oversee the repair work required at the West Tisbury School.

West Tisbury must halt wine and beer service at fundraisers

West Tisbury, one of the nine remaining dry towns in Massachusetts, just got a lot dryer.

Up Island Council on Aging provides varied activities

Martha's Vineyard's four Council on Aging senior centers offer elderly Islanders, and the not-so-elderly, a rich variety of activities.

MVTV head reports to selectmen

Last week, Julienne Turner, executive director of MVTV appeared before West Tisbury selectmen to brief town officials on the cable television station's budget needs and programming survey.

West Tisbury selectmen tackle busy agenda

The West Tisbury selectmen last week approved a conservation commission request for money to fund a legal appeal, discussed how to finance school building repairs, and reviewed proposed changes to the structure of the Tri-Town Ambulance Service.

West Tisbury ZBA rules dirt bike track violates regs

The West Tisbury zoning board of appeals (ZBA) has overturned a ruling by town zoning officer Ernest Mendenhall, who found that use of a dirt-bike track on Nip 'n Tuck Farm does not violate town bylaws.

West Tisbury historic commission says no to Parsonage demo

The members of the West Tisbury Historic District Commission (HDC) made it clear Monday that they are unwilling to approve any demolition of the Old Parsonage on State Road overlooking Parsonage Pond.

The catalogue of tax favored farm property on the Vineyard

A complaint lodged with the West Tisbury zoning board of appeals about organized dirt-bike activity at a dirt-bike track on the Nip n' Tuck Farm off State Road has led to questions about how the town and state monitors and enforces Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APR) intended to protect farmland from development.

Senior Center serves broad Tisbury constituency

Martha's Vineyard's four Council on Aging senior centers offer elderly Islanders, and the not-so-elderly, a rich variety of activities.

In West Tisbury, boulders at town hall aren’t historic

The West Tisbury historic district commission has asked the selectmen to take steps to remove boulders placed in front of the new Town Hall.

Dirt bike track at Nip ‘n’ Tuck farm will close

The owners of Nip n' Tuck Farm in West Tisbury confirmed Tuesday they will shut down a dirt bike track on their property that is the subject of complaints by neighbors and an appeal to the zoning board of appeals (ZBA) of the town zoning officer's decision that the activity does not violate town bylaws.

West Tisbury restaurants will ask voters to approve beer/wine sales

Three West Tisbury restaurant owners will ask voters at the April town meeting to begin the process of legalizing the sale of beer and wine in restaurants.

Public safety building is site choice for West Tisbury police

The West Tisbury committee charged with finding locations for a new police station presented its top choices and the reasoning behind them, at a public forum Tuesday before a sparse crowd of mostly public officials.