Squibnocket, Menemsha Harbor Top Chilmark Special Town Meeting
Steve Myrick
Pay raises for town employees, improvements to Menemsha Harbor and a change in the land agreement tied to the Squibnocket Beach project are all on the docket when Chilmark voters convene for a special town meeting Monday evening.
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Oak Bluffs Speeds Through Warrant
Steve Myrick

Voters raced through a special town meeting Tuesday evening, approving all eight articles on the warrant, seven of them with no debate. The meeting lasted 18 minutes.

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Edgartown Backs Housing Initiative, Marijuana Ban
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters swiftly approved a new affordable housing development off Meshacket Road and a temporary moratorium on retail marijuana sales at a special town meeting Tuesday. But they balked before approving a ban on public marijuana consumption.

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Housing, Marijuana Regulations Top Town Meeting Agendas
Julia Wells

Special town meetings in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs Tuesday night will have a common theme: promoting more affordable housing and grappling with the legal sale of recreational marijuana.

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Oak Bluffs Takes Up Rules to Ease the Way for Downtown Apartments
Steve Myrick
A downtown zoning change to ease the rules for apartments above storefronts, more zoning rules to govern recreational marijuana sales and an animal control bylaw amendment aimed at nasty roosters are all on the short docket when Oak Bluffs voters convene for a special town meeting Tuesday night.
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Edgartown to Consider Pay Raises, Retail Marijuana Ban
Julia Wells
Pay raises for town workers, a long-planned affordable housing project and a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana sales are all issues for Edgartown voters to consider when they convene for a special town meeting Tuesday night.
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Aquinnah Voters Argue the Night Away
Alex Elvin

Town meeting season came to a rowdy end on Tuesday, with voters in Aquinnah sparring over everything from salaries to the rising tax rate. Ongoing tensions in town hall set the pace for the meeting, which spanned more than three and a half hours.

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Budget Override, Town Hall Turmoil Mark Aquinnah Annual Meeting
Julia Wells

Budget overflow and simmering tensions in town hall are expected to thread the agenda next week when Aquinnah voters gather for their annual town meeting and election.

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Chilmark Rejects Beer and Wine, Backs Squibnocket Bylaw
Alex Elvin

At a marathon annual town meeting in Chilmark Monday, voters reaffirmed support for the Squibnocket Beach project and decided again not to allow the sale of beer and wine in restaurants.

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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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