Prompt Response

I am the moderator of the Federated Church and would like to thank the Edgartown fire and police departments for their prompt attention to a potentially dangerous situation that arose in our church recently. While the Martha’s Vineyard Museum was preparing for their annual meeting in our Meetinghouse late Monday afternoon, the fire alarms went off. The Edgartown police and fire personnel showed up promptly to assess the situation and make sure there was no fire hazard. The fire personnel inspected every corner of the Meetinghouse and Parish House and found nothing amiss.

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High School Graduate Gets a Head Start on Real Life Training
Holly Pretsky

John Goncalves is the youngest member of the Edgartown fire department and a Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship recipient.

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Edgartown Home Damaged in Early Morning Fire
Sara Brown
An early morning fire caused heavy damage to a home on Pilgrim Road in Edgartown Saturday and left three people with minor injuries, including two firefighters.
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Edgartown Firefighters Contain Guest House Blaze
Steve Myrick

Edgartown firefighters quickly put out a fire in a guest house off Clevelandtown Road Sunday afternoon.

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Deputy Harbor Master Injured in Mishap
Sara Brown
Deputy Edgartown harbor master Mike Hathaway is recovering at a Boston hospital after a boat fell on him in an accident at the town highway barn.
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Big Sendoff for Retiring Edgartown Fire Chief
Sara Brown

With the new chief on duty and a line of firefighters cheering him on, former Edgartown fire chief Peter Shemeth rode off into retirement Monday evening — in a ladder truck.

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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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