Tisbury Finishes Two-Night Town Meeting; Override Still to Be Decided

Tisbury voters approved a $23.1 million operating budget and set the stage for a general override question at the town election this month. The $1.3 million override is the first in Tisbury in 20 years.

Chilmark Rejects Squibnocket Plan, Favoring More Study

Chilmark voters rejected the much-discussed public-private improvement project at Squibnocket beach by a slim margin at the annual town meeting Monday night, deciding instead to study alternatives under a newly appointed committee.

Tisbury Town Meeting Continues to Second Night

Tisbury voters approved several zoning changes at a special town meeting Tuesday evening. The annual town meeting continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Tisbury School gymnasium.

Budget Override Main Focus of Tisbury Town Meeting

There are 35 articles on the Tisbury annual town meeting warrant and 22 articles on the special town meeting warrant. Moderator Deborah Medders will preside on Tuesday night.

Edgartown Backs Fertilizer Control Plan, With a Twist

Edgartown voters approved a $30.7 million operating budget and agreed to spend Community Preservation Act funds for a range of projects, including $350,000 to renovate the interior of the town hall.

West Tisbury Votes to Study Mill Pond, Not Dredge It

Discussion on the Mill Pond began at the doors of the West Tisbury School where advocates for and against dredging welcomed voters with Save the Mill Pond buttons and pamphlets.

Oak Bluffs Approves Override Budget, Backs New Fire Station

In a show of confidence for the fiscal management of their town, Oak Bluffs voters at their annual town meeting Tuesday approved a large increase in the operating budget and said yes to spending a combined $15 million for a new town hall and fire station.

Three Town Meetings See Strong Turnouts, Lively Debate

Oak Bluffs will spend $15 million for a new town hall and fire station, Edgartown intends to change its town clerk from an elected to an appointed post, and West Tisbury will pay to complete a watershed study of the Mill Pond — but not to dredge it. All three towns finished in one night.