The annual town election season on the Vineyard is shaping up to be an active one this year.
There are 20 Island selectmen, the vast majority of them over 60. But with the deadline still a month away for filing nomination papers, three young candidates have already declared that they will be running.


An incumbent running on his 24-year record of service to the town will face off against a political newcomer promising change in a two-way selectmen race at next week’s Edgartown election.

On April 10, Edgartown moderator Philip J. Norton Jr. will hold the gavel for the last time at the annual town meeting, 43 years after he was first elected.


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.

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.