Edgartown Businesses Hit Hard by Pandemic, State Survey Finds
A recent survey of 28 businesses in downtown Edgartown shows the pandemic continues to have widespread and often dire impacts on Island commercial districts.
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Edgartown Moves Forward With Outdoor Dining Plan

Edgartown’s transformative outdoor dining streetscape from last summer received five-star reviews from restaurateurs in the town, prompting leaders to move forward with a similar proposal for this summer.

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Edgartown Upper Main Street Properties Change Hands for $2.8 Million
Noah Asimow
A Newton-based developer has purchased two adjacent quarter-acre Edgartown properties that include the storied Dairy Queen building for $2.8 million.
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Edgartown Town Hall Shuts Its Doors Once Again
Noah Asimow
The Edgartown town hall — reopened to the public two months ago — has reverted to appointment-only status as coronavirus case numbers continue to climb on the Island.
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Edgartown Adopts Policy for Outdoor Dining Downtown
Noah Asimow
Edgartown restaurants can now officially apply to expand their outdoor dining capacity, after selectmen approved a policy Monday to allow seating areas on downtown sidewalks.
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New Scow Tried Out
Vineyard Gazette

The good ship Chappy, huge freight scow which will this summer transport freight and automobiles over to Chappaquiddick Point and back, was the cynosure of all eyes Sunday, when she steamed all over the harbor. With Engineers Joe Costa and Jesse Jeffers coaxing the automobile engine turning the propeller, Capt. Tony Bettencourt walking the bridge, Joe Brown and Oscar at the tiller ropes, swinging the craft around in her own length, the scow made triumphant progress, loaded to the ribands with free passengers and accompanied by a great deal of assorted and uncalled for advice.

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When the Island Echoed to the Locomotive’s Whistle
Vineyard Gazette

These were the last survivors of the Vineyard’s most ambitious project. Of course the right of way is an intangible thing at best to any but the owners. And it was sold. As for the streak of rust. Well, a spirit of economy which never characterized the scheme in its heyday finally removed the rails of the first and last railroad on the island.

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Edgartown Elevates Reade Milne To Building Inspector
Will Sennott
After three years as assistant building inspector, Reade Milne was officially appointed on Dec. 13 as the Edgartown building inspector.
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New Kelley House Open for Business
Vineyard Gazette
For the first time in more than a quarter of a century a full-fledged inn is open year-round in Edgartown center, serving meals as well as offering accommodations.
 
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Vineyard House
Vineyard Gazette

This commodious hotel is now open to the public. The proprietor, Mr. Joseph Kelley, is a gentleman every way worthy of the confidence of visitors, and one who will spare no pains to make his patrons comfortable, and so well pleased as to desire to prolong their stay. We trust the “Vineyard” may be prospered under this new administration.

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