Selectmen Mull Electric Car Charging Station for West Tisbury
Heather Hamacek
Some day soon, West Tisbury could be the next stop for people looking for a place to charge their electric cars.
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Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Gets Support from West Tisbury Selectmen
Heather Hamacek

The West Tisbury selectmen became the second town board this week to back an initiative seeking a ban of single-use plastic bags.

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West Tisbury Learns $75,000 Not Enough to Replace Cemetery Fence
Sydney Bender

Two bids came in over the amount appropriated by voters last spring. The town selectmen said this week they will now take steps to replace only part of the fence.

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Selectmen to Review Agricultural Hall Zoning
Sydney Bender
The West Tisbury selectmen on Wednesday agreed to review zoning rules for the Agricultural Hall after concern that the number of events held each year on the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society grounds off Panhandle Road may be over the limit.
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Selectmen Consider Gate for Waterfowl at Mill Pond
Sydney Bender
West Tisbury animal control officer Joan Jenkinson told selectmen Wednesday that the birds on Mill Pond leave the pond too often, threatening their safety.
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Selectmen Agree to Housing Trust Deal
Sydney Bender

The West Tisbury selectmen Wednesday signed an agreement with the nonprofit Island Housing Trust to accept payment in lieu of taxes for three new apartments at Sepiessa.

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West Tisbury Considers Ways to Repurpose Old Police Station
Sydney Bender

What to do with the old West Tisbury police station building was a topic for discussion before the town selectmen this week. Situated on the Mill Pond at the entrance to town, the building has been vacant since April when the police department moved into new headquarters behind the public safety building in North Tisbury.

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Work Begins on Fence to Curb Dog Barking in West Tisbury
Sydney Bender

The West Tisbury selectmen took steps this week to resolve an ongoing dispute between Animal Health Care Associates and the residents of Coffin’s Field over noise from barking dogs at the veterinary clinic’s kennel near the airport.

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West Tisbury Selectmen Order Dog Restrained
Remy Tumin

The West Tisbury selectmen this week ordered the owner of a Husky to restrain her dog after an incident where the dog killed a chicken.

At a public hearing Wednesday, the selectmen learned that on May 4 the dog owned by Marina Sharkovitz killed a chicken owned by neighbor Angela Aronie on Otis Bassett Road. According to animal control officer Joan Jenkinson, this was the second time the year-and-a-half-old dog, Kota, had killed a chicken but it was the first time a formal complaint had been filed.

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West Tisbury Grapples With New Lights, Old Fixtures
Sydney Bender

The town historic district commission voted this week to save the existing so-called admiral hat fixtures but replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps, striking a balance between preserving the historic look of the town and allowing for more energy efficiency.

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