Tisbury Loses Stately, Historic Linden Tree
Marcus C. McGraw
Tisbury has lost one of its oldest residents - the Linden Tree is dead. While some sprouts still appear from its trunk, its vast summer canopy is lost. Now stark branches cast long shadows over Main street shops.
 
“It really looks like it reached the point of no return,” said Connie Leonard, a Tisbury resident. “It was just a part of Main street. It was the accepted spot to meet someone. I wish I had a nickel for every bake sale under that tree.”
 
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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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Candidates Differ on Issues in Tisbury Selectman's Race
Heather Hamacek
Two candidates for Tisbury selectman, Melinda Loberg and James Rogers, share passion for a public service and love for the character of the town, but disagree on the details. Polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9.
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Town Divided as Hard Liquor Question Tops Ballot in Tisbury
Steve Myrick

Tisbury voters will decide next week whether to add spirits to restaurant menus, in a referendum ballot question that has divided the business districts and residential neighborhoods.

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Two Candidates on the Ballot for Tisbury Town Clerk
Heather Hamacek

Two candidates are vying for the position of town clerk in Tisbury, with one-term incumbent Hillary Conklin facing a challenge from Joe McCarthy.

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Tisbury Postpones Beach Road Utilities Project
Heather Hamacek

Tisbury voters postponed a $1.8 million proposal to bury utilities along Beach Road and approved spending as the annual town meeting concluded.

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Tisbury Town Meeting Approves Kuehn's Way Spending, Heads to Second Night
Heather Hamacek

Tisbury voters approved affordable housing funding, sewer extensions, and a variety of spending items Tuesday night as the annual town meeting got underway. The meeting will continue Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Tisbury Voters Face Big Spending for Beach Road Work
Heather Hamacek

Sewer expansions and spending to bury utility lines on Beach Road top the agenda when Tisbury voters convene for their annual town meeting.

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The Cable Is Down
Vineyard Gazette
The submarine cable which is henceforth to connect us with the world, was safely and expeditiously put down on Wednesday forenoon last, between the hours of ten and twelve. It arrived at Holmes’ Hole on Tuesday. Before the cable had reached the Vineyard shore, and when mid way the Sound, communication was had with Boston. Communication was also had with the same place after the cable reached this side, thus proving it to be all right. While the cable was being laid quite a lively scene was presented off the West Chop, where numberless boats were passing to and fro.
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Tisbury Works to Repair Drainage Problems at Old Landfill
Steve Myrick

Problems at the capped landfill will be repaired soon, town officials said this week after it came to light that runoff has been coming onto the new Vineyard House campus nearby.

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