Noah Asimow
The towns of Edgartown and Tisbury were born as part of New York Colony, fraternal twins that on Thursday this week celebrated their sesquarcentennial anniversaries.


Neighbors, Island environmental leaders and others turned out last week to raise strong objections to a large subdivision planned for Meetinghouse Way.


With the departure of two longtime town employees this fall, Edgartown is in the market for a new highway superintendent and town clerk.

A painstaking hand recount supervised by the Edgartown town clerk Monday found the vote for a new Katama Airfield hangar was a tie.

Edgartown sped through a lengthy town meeting agenda Tuesday, approving spending and a $36.8 million budget. Voters chose moments for discussion, including tributes to the moderator.

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.

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