So the results are in on the roundabout referendum from four of the five towns whose selectmen gave voters a chance to express their opinion. Aquinnah doesn’t vote till May 9. Here’s the tally so far:
Edgartown: 508 NO ROUNDABOUT, 171 yes, 27 blanks — 72% against
West Tisbury: 505 no, 175 yes, 34 blanks — 71% against
Tisbury: 686 no, 215 yes, 25 blanks — 74% against
Chilmark: 180 no, 65 yes, 16 blanks — 69% against
Chilmark, which voted yesterday, is the home of Chris Murphy, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission chair who twice broke an MVC deadlock in favor of the roundabout. Too bad, Chris: there’s no way to break a landslide!
Thanks to its roundabout-boosting selectmen, Oak Bluffs didn’t get to vote on the issue. Anyone want to hazard a guess what the tally would have been if they had?
Senator Wolf, Representative Madden, Governor Patrick: Are you listening?