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Dogged

Last November, at a special town meeting (STM), West Tisbury voters very narrowly voted to ban dogs from Lambert’s Cove Beach between June 15 and September 15. Up till then dogs had been allowed on the beach before 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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About Those Election Results

Trav and I are hanging out at a motel in Epping, New Hampshire, resting up for an APDT Rally trial that starts tomorrow. For some background on Rally, see “Rally Off-Island,” my post about a trial we went to last … Continue reading

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Three Elections Down

Election day has come and gone in West Tisbury, Edgartown, and Oak Bluffs. I was off-island most of the day, taking a friend to a medical appointment in Falmouth and getting Malvina Forester serviced in Bourne. West Tiz did a … Continue reading

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Annual Town Meeting

Last night was West Tisbury’s annual town meeting (ATM means more than automated teller machine around here). As usual the school gym was packed. Even with two entrances, each staffed by two people checking townsfolk against the voting rolls, we … Continue reading

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The Iceberg Cometh

Town meeting season starts next week on Martha’s Vineyard. Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury all hold their annual town meetings on Tuesday the 10th. In Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury, elections take place two days later, on … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Beach?

We take dogs seriously on Martha’s Vineyard, so it’s often said, but (as is often the case) this “we” is not monolithic. Spring is town meeting season on the island, and one of the articles on the West Tisbury town … Continue reading

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Democracy Face-to-Face

On Martha’s Vineyard “ATM” stands for “annual town meeting” at least as often as for “automated teller machine.” We have that kind of ATM too, but I deal with non-automated tellers whenever possible because the ATMs (1) don’t know my … Continue reading

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