Julianne Vanderhoop Wins Aquinnah Selectman's Race

Julianne Vanderhoop unseated incumbent Aquinnah selectman Beverly Wright in the annual town election Wednesday. The vote was 93 to 69.

Tisbury Narrowly Passes Budget Override, Elects New Town Clerk

Tisbury voters narrowly approved their first general budget override in more than two decades at the annual town election Tuesday.

The ballot question passed by just 21 votes, with 367 voters in favor of the override, and 349 against.

Candidates Present United Front Against Casino in Aquinnah

Incumbent selectman Beverly Wright stressed her experience over the past three years while challenger Julianne Vanderhoop emphasized helping the younger generation during a candidates forum in the old town hall Wednesday night. The town election is May 14.

Override, Town Clerk Race Top Tisbury Town Election

A new selectman and a contested town clerk race await Tisbury voters when they head to the polls next Tuesday. The town will also vote on its first general budget override in more than 20 years.

Chilmark Passes Budget Overrides, Re-elects Warren Doty

A sparse turnout of Chilmark voters at the annual town election Wednesday overwhelmingly approved two override questions to help pay for education costs. Warren Doty was elected to a sixth term as selectman

Tisbury Candidates Forum

Meet the candidates for Tisbury on Thursday, May 8, at 1 p.m. at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Aquinnah Candidates Forum

The public is invited to a candidates forum on Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Aquinnah.

Elections Conclude; Oak Bluffs Nixes Town Hall Project

Oak Bluffs voters spoke their mind on money matters in the ballot box Thursday, approving overrides for the town operating budget and a new $8.3 million fire station. But an override for the $6.8 million project to rebuild the town hall failed. Elections were also held in Edgartown and West Tisbury.

Town Elections Today in Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and West Tisbury

In Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, balloting takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In West Tisbury polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. There is a selectman's race in Oak Bluffs.

As Elections Approach Contested Races Are Sparse

For the second year in a row, at least three Island towns are facing an election season without a single contested race. Ballots are set for Chilmark, Edgartown and West Tisbury without any candidates facing opposition — in fact, some positions are lacking any candidates at all.

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