New Fire Chief Credits Community as Key for Department
Sara Brown
Alexander Schaeffer has been approved by Edgartown selectmen to take over as chief of the fire department following the retirement of Peter Shemeth in January.
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House Fire Quickly Quelled in Edgartown
Steve Myrick

Edgartown firefighters responded to a fire at 30 Cottage street Wednesday morning. The fire was put out quickly and no one was hurt.

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Edgartown Names New Fire Chief to Succeed Peter Shemeth
Sara Brown

Alexander J. Schaeffer, the deputy chief at the Edgartown fire department, has been named the town’s next fire chief. Selectmen unanimously backed the choice at their meeting Monday.

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Edgartown Begins Transition Plan for Retiring Fire Chief
Sara Brown

With the impending retirement of longtime Edgartown fire chief Peter Shemeth, the town must begin the process of appointing a new leader for the fire department.

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Katama Home Damaged in Afternoon Fire
Steve Myrick

The Edgartown fire department knocked down a Thursday afternoon fire that seriously damaged a Katama home.

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Newes Pub Hit With Second Fire in Three Days
Sara Brown

The Newes from America was closed after a Saturday night fire drew an all-out response from firefighters. It was the second in three days, but Edgartown fire chief Peter Shemeth said the fires are unrelated.

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Firefighters Respond to Electrical Fire at Edgartown Home
Sara Brown

Edgartown firefighters responded in force Wednesday evening to a small electrical fire at a home on Simpson’s Lane. The homeowner later thanked the town for a quick response.

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Firefighters Brave Blizzard Conditions to Quell Garage Blaze
Steve Myrick
Firefighters and emergency personnel faced high winds and driving snow Saturday at a garage fire in Edgartown.
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Edgartown Firefighters Respond to Smoky House Fire
Steve Myrick

Edgartown firefighters responded Wednesday to a smoky, stubborn house fire at 38 Pinehurst Road. Smoke drifted out of roof vents and open windows as firefighters searched for the source.

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Island First Responders Kept Busy During Crowded Fourth of July Weekend
Steve Myrick

The Fourth of July holiday weekend proved a busy time for Island first responders, who responded to several calls, including a fire in a downtown Edgartown restaurant Saturday morning.

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