Tisbury Inn Faces Demolition; Water Heater Blamed for Blaze
Mark Alan Lovewell

The owners of the Tisbury Inn plan to demolish the old building
early in February, with an eye toward building a new hotel and health
center. Susan Goldstein, who with her husband Sherman owns the inn, said
yesterday they are talking with local contractors about taking down what
remains of the complex, at the head of Main street in Tisbury, which was
ruined in a fire that began in the evening of Saturday, Dec. 15.

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Fire Destroys Landmark Tisbury Inn; Firefighters Prevent Spread of Blaze
Mark Alan Lovewell

The Tisbury Inn was destroyed Saturday night by a fire that started
in mid-evening and wasn't fully extinguished until late afternoon
Sunday. More than 100 firefighters and public safety personnel were
called to the center of the town to fight the blaze at the landmark

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Shifting Hotel Plans Ignite Controversy

Shifting Hotel Plans Ignite Controversy


A flurry of phone calls, letters, accusations and denials shook
Tisbury this week - tremors that followed public suspicions that
construction plans for the Mansion House differ from architectural
drawings the Martha's Vineyard Commission and the town zoning
board of appeals approved in the spring of 2002.

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