A Year Later, Housing Bank Campaign Goes Quiet
Noah Asimow
The visible public campaign for the housing bank is now relegated to a cohort of devoted activists in working groups.
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West Tisbury Puts Housing Bank on Hold, Backs Funding for High School Track
Holly Pretsky

With five towns now calling for further review, the plan to create an Islandwide housing bank is officially on hold. West Tisbury voters decided Tuesday night to reconsider an earlier vote to approve the bank.

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West Tisbury Joins Call to Postpone Housing Bank
Holly Pretsky

West Tisbury voters will convene at town meeting Tuesday to decide their part in two key regional issues.

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Chilmark Sends Housing Bank Back to Drawing Board
Landry Harlan

The Islandwide housing bank appears to be headed back to the drawing board after Chilmark voters put the brakes on the plan at their annual town meeting Monday night.

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Housing Bank Campaign Shifts Up-Island
Noah Asimow

After strong defeats in the three down-Island annual town meetings and a victory in West Tisbury last week, proponents of the controversial housing bank are turning their attention up-Island, where two more town meetings and a vote on the bank’s funding mechanism remain.

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Two Towns Defeat Housing Bank; One Approves
Julia Wells

Edgartown and Oak Bluffs voters defeated the controversial housing bank question Tuesday night, while in West Tisbury the question won approval. Tisbury voters take up the question tonight.

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Housing Bank Campaign Heats Up on All Sides
Noah Asimow

As voters in four towns prepare to weigh in next week on a wide range of issues at annual town meetings, one issue has dominated Island discourse: the proposal to create a housing bank.

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Housing Bank: Key to Island's Future
Richard Leonard
In 2004, recognizing the need for the creation of year-round housing across the Island, the majority of voters in all Island towns voted to petition the state legislature to create an Islandwide housing bank and fund it with a steady, dependable source of new revenue.
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Selectmen Sound Off Over Early-File Bill on Housing Bank
Noah Asimow

Edgartown selectmen reacted sharply after learning that state Sen. Julian Cyr and Rep. Dylan Fernandes had filed legislation to establish a housing bank three months ago.

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Road to Town Meeting; Housing Bank Forum Digs Into the Details
Noah Asimow
Question, concerns and support were all expressed at a housing bank forum held to discuss the details of two warrant articles coming to town meeting floor this season.
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