Aquinnah Backs Spending for Improvements at Philbin Beach, Circle
Alex Elvin

Reconvening their special town meeting, Aquinnah voters agreed to pay for improvements at the town beach and the Aquinnah Circle.

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Aquinnah Special Town Meeting Rescheduled
Alex Elvin

The special town meeting meeting is now set for Nov. 29. Money for a long-planned walkway at Philbin Beach and improvements at the Circle top the warrant.

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Affordable Housing Tops West Tisbury Special Town Meeting
Heather Hamacek
A short warrant that goes relatively long on spending will come before West Tisbury voters at a special town meeting next week.
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Aquinnah Debates the Night Away at Last Annual Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

Town meeting season came to a lively end Tuesday when voters in Aquinnah dug in and debated a wide range of issues. Many votes required a standing tally.

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Aquinnah Annual Town Meeting Wraps Up Political Season
Alex Elvin

Town meeting season wraps up today as Aquinnah voters gather to take up requests related to the Aquinnah Circle, zoning changes to create more affordable housing and a $4.2 million budget.

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Chilmark Town Meeting Considers Beer and Wine Sales, $9 Million Budget
Alex Elvin
A $9 million budget, a petition to allow sales of beer and wine in restaurants, and a new bylaw aimed at protecting pre-Civil War houses will come before voters Monday night.
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Seats of History: If These Chairs and Benches Could Talk
Steve Myrick
For many Islanders, the chairs and benches at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle are synonymous with the place itself. Now the iconic 19th century seating will be restored.
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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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