NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 05, 1977
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(Studio) Voters on Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard express feelings in referendum with regard to secession from Massachusetts; state about to take away island representative in legislature
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) Nantucket vote is secret ballot and favors secession. In Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard question discussed in town mtg. [State representative Terrence McCARTHY - says state taking voice from islands.] [Sheldon DIETZ - cites objections to joining Rhode Island, VT, New Hampshire, ME, New York, Texas, Mississippi, New Mexico and Arizona.] Town votes for secession; others to do so in next wk. Concerns of Massachusetts tourism director noted.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy