Town Reports Win Awards

Martha’s Vineyard towns recently won two of the top three awards in the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s annual town report contest.

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Tisbury Town Election is Today
Holly Pretsky
Polls are open in Tisbury today for the annual town election. Voters will elect a new selectman and have a final say on spending for wastewater and school improvement projects.
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Tisbury Rejects Housing Bank at Three-Night Meeting
Holly Pretsky

As a three-night annual town meeting ground to a close, voters in Tisbury rejected the housing bank initiative by a vote of 115 to 75. It was the third town to defeat the measure.

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Tisbury Goes to a Third Night, Housing Bank Undecided
Julia Wells

With the housing bank question still undecided, Tisbury voters will go to a third night for their annual town meeting. Voters adjourned at 11 p.m.

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Tisbury Elects New Selectman, Decides Contested Finance Committee Race
Holly Pretsky

While the school vote dominated the annual town election Tuesday, Tisbury voters also elected in a new selectman and decided a contested race for the finance and advisory committee.

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Tisbury Wraps Up Town Meeting in Third Night
Holly Pretsky

In the third and final night of the annual town meeting, Tisbury voters agreed to buy property for a new town hall and fund improvements to the harbor wall on Beach Road.

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Tisbury Voters Strongly Back $46.6 Million New School
Holly Pretsky

After two nights of emotionally charged debate, Tisbury voters approved a plan to build a new town elementary school by a wide margin at their annual town meeting Wednesday.

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Tisbury Begins Second Night; School Decision Looms
Holly Pretsky
The Tisbury annual town meeting reconvened for a second night Wednesday with tensions running high over the $46.6 million school question.
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Tisbury School Tops Town Warrant
Holly Pretsky
The $46.6 million proposal to build a new school is by far the most anticipated item at the Tisbury annual town meeting next week. Voters will also consider the future of the Tisbury town hall.
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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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