Playhouse Destroyed Main Street Periled
Vineyard Gazette
Fire turned the Edgartown Playhouse into a furious inferno Monday night, and three hours after the discovery of the blaze the large, forty-one year old building was completely devastated, despite the long and tireless efforts of firefighters from three towns who poured tons and tons of water into the theatre.
 
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Cape Pogue Beach Is to Be Preserved
Vineyard Gazette
The Cape Pogue beach - two miles of it - including virtually all the strip with the ocean on one side and Cape Pogue Bay on the other, has been given to the Trustees of Reservations by Charles Sumner Bird and Oliver P. Filley, Chappaquiddick summer residents who acquired the beach some years ago.
 
The strip is one of great natural interest and beauty - often of windswept beauty - embodying the unaltered character of so much of the exposed shoreline of the Vineyard.
 
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Edgartown Seeks Town Clerk, Highway Superintendent
Noah Asimow

With the departure of two longtime town employees this fall, Edgartown is in the market for a new highway superintendent and town clerk.

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Edgartown’s Honor Roll Unveiled in Bronze All The Island Celebrates July Fourth
Vineyard Gazette
To the martial music of her own brass band, Edgartown staged a parade in celebration of the Fourth and in honor of her veterans of the World war, which must have convinced these forty-five youths and men that they still stand ace-high in the estimation of their fellow townsmen. For Edgartown does not forget and she proved that memorable fact in a memorable fashion.
 
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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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