Tisbury Tackles New School Decision at Town Meeting
Holly Pretsky
After years of debate and planning on the future of the Tisbury school, the town will vote at annual town meeting on whether to fund a $46.6 million new school project.
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Oak Bluffs to Vote on Home Rule Petition to Ban Mopeds
Landry Harlan

On April 10, Oak Bluffs voters will decide whether to petition the Massachusetts legislature for special home rule legislation that would allow the town to ban mopeds rentals and leases in town.

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Election Season Begins with a Retirement
Sara Brown

On April 10, Edgartown moderator Philip J. Norton Jr. will hold the gavel for the last time at the annual town meeting, 43 years after he was first elected.

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Aquinnah Voters Back Change for Board of Assessors
Steve Myrick

Aquinnah voters Tuesday night took the first step toward changing their town assessors from elected to an appointed board and agreed to spend money on improvements around the Gay Head Light.

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Voters Speed Through Chilmark Special Town Meeting
Steve Myrick
Without a single dissenting vote, Chilmark voters spent $776,448.20 at a quick special town meeting Monday evening, including appropriations to fund raises for town employees and improvements to Menemsha Harbor.
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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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