Plastic Bag Ban Tops Islandwide Town Meeting Initiatives
Julia Wells
Chairs and benches at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle will be restored. Information for senior citizens will enter the digital age. And single-use plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past.
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Edgartown Constable Jonathan Searle Hangs Up His Badge
Sara Brown

Much has changed in Edgartown in the past 50 years, but one thing has not: at every town meeting and election, a Searle was on hand, wearing a constable’s badge.

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Edgartown Expands Historic District, Rejects Refuse District Project
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters gave a green light to expanding the town historic district and spending for a wide range of town items — but stopped short of approving the town’s portion of $2.5 million to rebuild the refuse district transfer station.

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Voters Back Plastic Bag Ban, Defeat Refuse District Expansion
Julia Wells

Annual town meetings in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury Tuesday night saw action on a variety of issues. Tisbury voters return for a second session Wednesday at 7 p.m..

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Oak Bluffs to Debate Beach Rake Issue
Steve Myrick
A $28.4 million operating budget tops the warrants for Oak Bluffs special and annual town meetings Tuesday.
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Edgartown Takes Up Crowded Warrant
Steve Myrick

A $33.5 million operating budget and renovation of Memorial Wharf are among the items coming before Edgartown voters.

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Oak Bluffs Voters to Weigh in on Windemere Road Access Plan
Heather Hamacek

Oak Bluffs voters will be asked to accept Hospital Road as the new public access into the Windemere neighborhood at the April town meeting, selectmen decided this week.

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Oak Bluffs Quickly Approves Spending, Changes Town Hall Hours
Steve Myrick

Oak Bluffs voters zipped through a 15-article special town meeting warrant Tuesday evening with surprising speed, passing every measure with little or no dissent and a bare minimum of debate. The meeting lasted less than 22 minutes.

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Chilmark Approves Harbor Improvements at Speedy Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

Chilmark voters easily approved every article during a special town meeting Monday, including repairs to the harbor. The meeting included a special tribute to Dan Greenbaum for his years of service to the town.

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Aquinnah Approves Projects at Aquinnah Circle, Philbin Beach
Alex Elvin

Aquinnah voters on Tuesday sped through a 10-article special town meeting warrant — the first of the season on the Island — approving $111,200 in spending proposals.

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