West Tisbury To Vote on Beer/Wine Ban

West Tisbury diners on Martha’s Vineyard could soon be sipping beer and wine in a popular vacation spot that has long banned the sale of alcohol. Residents of West Tisbury, a “dry” island community on Martha’s Vineyard, hope to decide at Town Meeting if restaurants there will be permitted to serve beer and wine with meals. The proposed ballot question would allow restaurants to serve it only to patrons dining at the establishment. Businesses in the town would still be prohibited from serving liquor.

The Legislature’s State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee plans to vote to approve the ballot question at a hearing in Boston this week.