Our Wharves
Vineyard Gazette
Last season Osborn’s wharf, at the foot of Main street, which had for some time been much out of repair, was rebuilt in a very substantial manner. This summer the wharf belonging to Messrs. Daniel Fisher & Co., and directly below their extensive Oil and Candle Factory, has been entirely re-built in a superior style. The piles upon which the wharf stands are pine, the bark perfectly whole and secured by copper nails, which will keep the worms from the wood for a great length of time.*
 
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Katama Airfield Recount Ends in a Tie
Sara Brown

A painstaking hand recount supervised by the Edgartown town clerk Monday found the vote for a new Katama Airfield hangar was a tie.

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Voters Elect Incumbents, Edgartown Says No to Fluoride
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters said no to fluoride in town water and a new airplane hangar and re-elected Arthur Smadbeck as selectman Thursday. Greg Coogan and Jason Balboni were elected to two seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen and West Tisbury passed a $400,00 budget override.

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Edgartown Approves Spending, Pays Tribute to Retiring Moderator
Sara Brown
Edgartown sped through a lengthy town meeting agenda Tuesday, approving spending and a $36.8 million budget. Voters chose moments for discussion, including tributes to the moderator.
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Mopeds and Spending Occupy Annual Town Meetings
Julia Wells

Voters took the first steps to ban rental mopeds and paid heartfelt tribute to a retiring moderator at annual town meetings Tuesday night.

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Super Tuesday: Four Island Towns Gather for Town Meetings Tonight
Sara Brown

A hotly-debated proposal to build a new Tisbury school, a first step toward banning mopeds, and lots of spending is on the agenda tonight as annual town meetings convene in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury.

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After 43 Years, a Moderator Hangs Up His Gavel
Sara Brown
If annual town town meetings are the heartbeat of Edgartown, moderator Jeff Norton has set the rhythm for as long as most people can remember.
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Edgartown Voters to Wrestle with Large Budget Overrides
Sara Brown

A growing budget, a lengthy agenda featuring nearly $6 million in budget overrides and the end of an era await Edgartown voters when they gather next week for special and annual town meetings.

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Edgartown Town Administrator Pam Dolby Announces Retirement
Sara Brown

Edgartown town administrator Pamela Dolby has announced her retirement after more than 40 years working for the town, including 12 years as town administrator. She will stay on until July.

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Edgartown Mansion Will Be Preserved
Vineyard Gazette
An agreement to sell Edgartown’s handsome Dr. Daniel Fisher house on Main street, built in 1840 for that great whaling era figure, has been reached between Island Properties, who president is Dr. Alvin M. Strock, its owner for the past seven years, and a newly formed nonprofit corporation, the Daniel Fisher Corporation.
 
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