Mopeds and Spending Occupy Annual Town Meetings

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

Super Tuesday: Four Island Towns Gather for Town Meetings Tonight

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.

After 43 Years, a Moderator Hangs Up His Gavel

If annual town town meetings are the heartbeat of Edgartown, moderator Jeff Norton has set the rhythm for as long as most people can remember.

Edgartown Voters to Wrestle with Large Budget Overrides

A growing budget, a lengthy agenda featuring nearly $6 million in budget overrides and the end of an era await Edgartown voters when they gather next week for special and annual town meetings.

Fluoride Plan Continues to Draw Heat in Edgartown

Emotions ran high in Edgartown this week over a recent board of health decision to move forward with a plan to add fluoride to town water.

Edgartown Backs Housing Initiative, Marijuana Ban

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.

Housing, Marijuana Regulations Top Town Meeting Agendas

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.

Board of Health Votes to Add Fluoride to Water, Causing Outcry

The Edgartown board of health’s decision to pursue adding fluoride to the town water supply has sparked outrage among some town residents and officials..

Edgartown to Consider Pay Raises, Retail Marijuana Ban

Pay raises for town workers, a long-planned affordable housing project and a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana sales are all issues for Edgartown voters to consider when they convene for a special town meeting Tuesday night.

Morgan Woods, Ten Years Later

More than 15 years ago, Fred B. Morgan Jr. drove out to Ocean Heights in Edgartown. What he saw helped set in motion the Island’s largest affordable housing development to date.