Tisbury Selectmen Institute New Harbor Regulations
Ivy Ashe

Tisbury selectmen approved a host of new harbor regulations covering everything from dinghy length to docking time limits during their Tuesday meeting. They also set new rates for mooring fees, which will increase by five per cent across the board for commercial, town lease, and private moorings, beginning with the current billing cycle.

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Selectmen Races Shaping Up
Ivy Ashe

Voters in at least two Island towns will see contested races for town selectmen when they head to the ballot box this April. Races are shaping up in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, two of four Island towns that finalize their annual town election ballots this week. Others towns have no contested races.

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Tisbury Looks to Preserve Theatre, Owen Park
Ivy Ashe

Repairs to Owen Park and lighting upgrades at Katharine Cornell Theatre were added to Tisbury’s initial list of Community Preservation Act projects after Tuesday’s board of selectmen meeting, thanks to input from residents.

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No Wake, No Fishing? Selectmen Rule Sign on Jetty Stays
Ivy Ashe

Despite complaints from fishermen, No Wake signs posted at the end of the Eastville Beach jetty will remain in place. Concern about the signs arose as the bass and bluefish derby kicked off earlier this month. The end of the jetty is a popular site for shore fishing.

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Tisbury Selectmen Discuss Herbicide, Traffic Concerns
Ivy Ashe

Traffic concerns, official appointments and herbicide application topped a full agenda as Tisbury selectmen met Tuesday night.

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Tisbury Debates Town Shellfish Regulations
Ivy Ashe

Following a lengthy and well-attended public hearing last week, Tisbury shellfish regulations remain largely unchanged.

A minor change in language regarding area closures was easily approved last Tuesday by the selectmen, along with an update to commercial shellfishing regulations that makes them consistent with state laws. The latter change restricts the number of commercial license holders per boat to two.

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Tisbury Narrowly Passes Budget Override, Elects New Town Clerk
Ivy Ashe

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.

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Tisbury Selectmen Order Terrier Muzzled
Sara Brown
Owners of a Jack Russel terrier were ordered by Tisbury selectmen to keep their dog leashed and muzzled outside of his home because of a complaint.
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Selectmen Shift Stance on Pledge of Support for Stop & Shop
Sara Brown
At the urging of Tristan Israel who was not present last week, Tisbury selectmen voted Tuesday to remove language from an agreement with Stop & Shop pledging their support for the grocery chain’s expansion plans.
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Tisbury Property Insurance Rates May Drop; Copper Wok Restaurant Progresses
Ivy Ashe
Property owners in Tisbury may see a reduction in their insurance rates soon. Fire chief John Schilling told the Tisbury selectmen Tuesday that the town had received a rating of three from Insurance Services Offices, a risk assessment company. Insurance providers use data from the company to set rates.
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