Edgartown Set to Review Candidates for Police Chief

Edgartown selectmen have tentatively called a meeting for May 4 to consider candidates for the town’s next police chief, when interim police chief Jack Collins is expected to make his recommendations.

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Traffic, Parking Rules Yield to Construction Work in Edgartown

Edgartown selectmen agreed Monday to traffic and parking restrictions to accommodate ongoing construction on the new town library.

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Shade Tree Removal Occupies Edgartown Selectmen
Olivia Hull

The board reviewed three requests for shade tree removal at their meeting Monday, including on South Summer street. In Edgartown, trees that stand within a public way cannot be removed without a hearing in front of the selectmen.

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Enrollment Rising, Edgartown Adds Another Kindergarten Class
Olivia Hull

In response to an unanticipated surge in enrollment, the Edgartown School will add another kindergarten class this fall.

There are currently 46 students signed up for kindergarten, and more could register before September, said principal John Stevens in his petition for selectmen support at their weekly meeting Monday.

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Edgartown Selectmen Hear Town Landing Concerns
Sara Brown

Town issues, including boats left at town landings and cell phone service on Chappaquiddick, were discussed at the Edgartown selectmen's meeting on Monday.

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Selectmen Approve License for Seasonal Liquor Store
Sara Brown

The Edgartown selectmen have approved a license for a new seasonal liquor store in Edgartown. The new store will take the place of Town Provisions on Mayhew Lane.

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Behind the Scenes for 40 Years: Longtime Town Manager Retires
James Kinsella

Some people crave the spotlight. Peter O. Bettencourt is not among

"Oh, God," Mr. Bettencourt muttered Monday, when Arthur
Smadbeck, chairman of the Edgartown selectmen, let it be known that the
selectmen had a memento of appreciation for their town
administrator's nearly 40 years of full-time work for the town.

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Edgartown Selectmen Lead Initiative to Join Ocean Wind Turbine Proposal
Mike Seccombe

Edgartown Selectmen Lead Initiative to Join Ocean Wind Turbine


With Edgartown in the lead, the Vineyard is poised to join with
Nantucket and Cong. William Delahunt in pushing for the establishment of
an offshore energy zone to harness wind, wave and possibly tidal energy
from waters between the two Islands.

The move is a first step toward the goal of making the Islands
energy independent.

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Margaret Serpa Cites Her Long Experience in Financial Affairs
Sam Bungey

A quiet and efficient presence at the weekly Edgartown selectmen’s meetings, Margaret Serpa has spent a long career scrutinizing municipal budgets on the Vineyard.

Born and raised in Edgartown, Mrs. Serpa was a member of the last class to graduate from the old Edgartown High School. She started to work at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 1972 and took over as administrative assistant in 1979, a position she kept until 2006.

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Town Shellfisherman Avoids Suspension of Scallop License
Sam Bungey

Edgartown selectmen voted not to suspend the commercial scalloping license of fisherman Richard Morris Monday, going against the recommendation of the shellfish committee at a heated public hearing.

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