Jack of All Trades, Jim Rogers Makes His Bid for Tisbury Selectman
Holly Pretsky

James Rogers figured when he retired from the Tisbury fire department, he ought to find a new way to serve the town. Next week, he’s running unopposed for selectman.

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Tisbury Voters to Decide Pivotal School Question Tuesday
Holly Pretsky
Tisbury voters go to the polls next week to make a final decision on the much-debated $46.6 million new school project that has divided the town.
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Voters Elect Incumbents, Edgartown Says No to Fluoride
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters said no to fluoride in town water and a new airplane hangar and re-elected Arthur Smadbeck as selectman Thursday. Greg Coogan and Jason Balboni were elected to two seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen and West Tisbury passed a $400,00 budget override.

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Aquinnah Sees Three-Way Race for Selectman
Landry Harlan

It’s a crowded field in the race for selectman this year in Aquinnah, with three candidates running for the town’s top elected office.

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Experience Vs. New Direction in Edgartown Selectman's Race
Sara Brown
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.
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Two Seats, Three Candidates in Oak Bluffs Selectmen's Race
Landry Harlan
Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen this year, each with a distinct vision for what they hope to accomplish in the coming three-year term.
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League of Women Voters Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard is sponsoring a series of voter forums prior to town elections.

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Election Season Begins with a Retirement
Sara Brown

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.

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Election of Edwin D. Vanderhoop
Vineyard Gazette

While the election of Mr. Vanderhoop last Tuesday was not unexpected, the size of the majority by which that result was secured was probably hardly anticipated even by his friends. The campaign for Mr. Vanderhoop developed into a regular craze as it progressed; he became a sort of Buffalo Bill-among-the-British-nobility. People began to glory in the notion of elevating a Gay Head Indian to in some respects the highest place in the gift of the county.

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Tisbury Says Yes to Hard Liquor, Re-Elects Selectman
Heather Hamacek

Capping weeks of debate in Vineyard Haven, a controversial question about whether to allow the sale of hard liquor along with beer and wine in restaurants won easy approval at the Tisbury annual town election this week.

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