Affordable Housing Stirs Debate At West Tisbury Town Meeting
Jane Seagrave
After giving speedy and unanimous approval to an $18.2 million budget, West Tisbury town meeting voters picked at the remaining warrant articles Tuesday in a four-hour marathon.
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Oak Bluffs Backs Plastic Bag Ban, Concludes Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

On the second and final night of annual town meeting Wednesday, Oak Bluffs followed in the footsteps of other Island towns in adopting a ban on single-use plastic bags in checkout lines.

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Edgartown Votes to Take Yellow House
Julia Wells

At annual town meetings Edgartown agreed to buy the Yellow House, Oak Bluffs refused to spend money to fix the Island Theatre, and West Tisbury played spoiler on roof replacement at the marine hospital.

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Three Town Meetings Convene Tonight
Sara Brown

The fate of historic buildings and spending proposals from a new town hall to fire trucks will be up for discussion at annual town meetings in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury. All begin at 7 p.m.

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Proposed Housing Bank Takes First Step
Julia Wells
An ad hoc citizen group has assembled to develop an action plan for the growing housing crisis on the Vineyard. The first step comes at town elections beginning next week, when voters will be asked to weigh in.
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Edgartown Addresses Fate of Yellow House
Sara Brown

Edgartown will finally decide whether to take ownership of the run-down Yellow House when voters gather for their annual town meeting Tuesday. A 69-item warrant also features a $34.6 million budget and a range of spending requests.

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Town Hall, Island Theatre Top Oak Bluffs Warrant
Alex Elvin

Change is in the air in Oak Bluffs, where voters next week will decide whether to build a new town hall, begin expanding the town sewer system, ban plastic bags in checkout lines, and move forward on efforts to limit the use of mopeds.

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West Tisbury Plays Catchup on Building Maintenance
Julia Wells

All work and no play is the prevailing theme in West Tisbury when voters gather for their annual town meeting next week to tackle a tidy lineup of business-like spending requests. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school gymnasium.

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First Stop Referral Service Expands Focus Past Elders
Alex Elvin
Voters in all six Island towns will be asked at town meeting to fund the $86,990 budget for First Stop MV, an information and referral service.
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Oak Bluffs Faces Competing Plastic Bag Bylaw Proposals
Alex Elvin

Two competing bylaw proposals in Oak Bluffs this year may boil down to a difference of less than two thousandths of an inch for voters at town meeting.

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