What do the local newspaper editors have to say about the beer and wine issue?
The Martha’s Vineyard Times editorial ‘How’s the table set?’ April 2, 2009 “With especially difficult issues, wet or dry in Tisbury for example, selectmen need to do more than merely allow voters to fight it out. Selectmen have an obligation to define their positions on such subjects and to enhance the voter’s understanding of the choice with clear descriptions of the way in which such an approval with be implemented. So, to their difficult work of deciding town meeting questions, voters must add the crucial work of evaluating the performance of their executives, who have prepared the agenda that confronts them. Does it reflect decisions and reasoning that may be fairly expected of executives or does it instead shift leadership obligations to voters who are poorly equipped to do executive work, and who must make their choices in a setting hostile to cool reason?” The Martha’s Vineyard Times editorial ‘Yes on beer and wine but what will the rules be?’ April 9, 2009 “Among the considerab