West Tisbury Poet Laureate Debuts With Quiet Grace
Holly Pretsky
The new poet laureate for West Tisbury, Spencer Thurlow, joined other Island poets on Sunday, including three former town laureates, at a reading held at the library.
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Voters Elect Incumbents, Edgartown Says No to Fluoride
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters said no to fluoride in town water and a new airplane hangar and re-elected Arthur Smadbeck as selectman Thursday. Greg Coogan and Jason Balboni were elected to two seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen and West Tisbury passed a $400,00 budget override.

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In Year of Rare Override, West Tisbury Debates Night Away
Jane Seagrave

West Tisbury voters spent the four-plus hours at their annual meeting carefully weighing articles, from funding for the town picnic to potential sites for affordable housing.

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Mopeds and Spending Occupy Annual Town Meetings
Julia Wells

Voters took the first steps to ban rental mopeds and paid heartfelt tribute to a retiring moderator at annual town meetings Tuesday night.

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Super Tuesday: Four Island Towns Gather for Town Meetings Tonight
Sara Brown

A hotly-debated proposal to build a new Tisbury school, a first step toward banning mopeds, and lots of spending is on the agenda tonight as annual town meetings convene in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury.

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West Tisbury Faces First Override in 14 Years
Holly Pretsky

With an override looming for the first time in 14 years, voters in West Tisbury will likely have one eye on the issues of the day and another on their wallets when the annual town meeting convenes next week.

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Historic Emporium Where Hitching Posts Lined the Road
Charles W. Tucker
“Anything from a toothpick to a road wagon.”
 
This slogan was appended to the sign of a general store in a crossroads town in the mid-west. In fact, it was owned by a relative of the writer.
 
There isn’t much argument about the toothpicks. You can buy them in almost any store. But when it comes to a road wagon - farm wagon, that is - there is quite a bit of room for discussion. However, in a shed back of the store was a brand new Studebaker farm wagon.
 
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West Tisbury
Vineyard Gazette
Miss Helena L. Athearn of Oak Bluffs is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Athearn.
 
West Tisbury people seem to be making changes this spring. Mr. Fred B. Athearn who has been employed as clerk in the store of G. G. Gifford has left for other employment. Mr. Walter I. Jenny has finished clerking the store of S. M. Mayhew & Co. Mr. Charles Turner of Bryantville and Mr. Benjamin Woodeman from Cambridge, have bought out the business of S. M. Mayhew and Co., and will carry on the same at the old site under the name of S. M. Mayhew & Co.
 
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Taxi Metering Software Could Solve Cab Fare Flux
Holly Pretsky
A new taxi meter software may be coming to West Tisbury. Selectmen discussed the proposed system at their meeting Wednesday evening during a public hearing on the issue.
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Old Firehouse Demolition Clears MVC Subcommittee
Holly Pretsky

If the full Martha’s Vineyard Commission approves, neighbors in West Tisbury can expect to bid farewell soon to the historic firehouse building on Old Courthouse Road.

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