Town Meeting Season Begins Today

Democracy at the ground level — in a grammar school gym, a town hall and a performing arts center — arrives today when a trio of town meetings opens the political season on the Vineyard.

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Oak Bluffs to Address Zoning Amendments

Among the items voters will consider at the Oak Bluffs town meeting are paying for upgrades to the town’s wastewater and harbor infrastructure, and business-friendly zoning amendments.

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Short-Term Rentals Top West Tisbury Warrant

Short-term rental restrictions, a change in town energy policy and $1.8 million in library renovations all top the warrant for West Tisbury annual town meeting next week.

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Edgartown Seeks South Beach Funding at Town Meeting

Efforts to ease the Island’s housing crunch, funding for repairs to South Beach and potential borrowing to shore up aging septic pipes will all be put before Edgartown voters at town meeting next week.

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Vineyard Election Season Kicks Off

Vineyarders will have four different elections this year. The presidential primary takes place on March 5, annual town elections start in the spring, state primaries are on Sept. 3 and the general presidential election on Nov. 5.

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Chilmark Approves New Preschool Lease

Chilmark voters swiftly approved the only article on a special town meeting warrant Monday, allowing the nonprofit Chilmark preschool to take its next step toward constructing a new school on town-owned land.

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Island Schools See Budget Hikes in Coming Fiscal Year

This spring, town meeting voters across the Island will see significantly higher proposed school budgets for the next fiscal year, with percentage increases ranging from more than 7 per cent to nearly 12 per cent.

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West Tisbury Town Meeting to Decide on New Housing Program

West Tisbury voters will weigh in on an initiative to promote private affordable housing in town at their fall special town meeting next week, along with deciding on a series of minor funding articles.

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Oak Bluffs Breezes Through Special Town Meeting

Voters passed all 12 articles at special town meeting Tuesday in under 30 minutes.

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Oak Bluffs Voters to Consider Solar Project Reaffirmation

Oak Bluffs will hold a special town meeting on Nov. 7 at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center. Attendees will cast their votes on 12 articles regarding town maintenance projects, affordable housing land designations and formatting changes to town bylaws.

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