Selectmen Decide Against Housing Referendum
Steve Myrick

Edgartown selectmen declined to add a non-binding referendum to the ballot asking voters if they wanted Community Preservation Act funds to be earmarked for housing.

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Edgartown Looks Askance at Diverting CPA Funds for Housing
Steve Myrick
Selectmen and others were skeptical of an informal proposal to steer 65 per cent of every Island town’s Community Preservation Act funds toward regional affordable housing.
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Edgartown Selectmen Sign Off on Yellow House Purchase
Steve Myrick

A plan for Edgartown to purchase a run-down house on Main street will head to the town meeting warrant after selectmen signed off on the proposal this week over objections from the property owner.

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Repairs Set to Begin at Memorial Wharf in Edgartown
Sara Brown

The Edgartown selectmen approved a $249,900 bid for the project this week. The low bidder was Trademark Services LLC of Vineyard Haven.

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Edgartown Balks at Energy Cooperative's Request for Extra Funds
Sara Brown

Following heated discussion, Edgartown selectmen sent the Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative back to the drawing board over a $100,000 budget shortfall.

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Selectmen Approve Liquor License Transfer for Tin Hangar Restaurant
Steve Myrick

Edgartown selectmen Monday approved the transfer of a seasonal alcohol license from Flatbread Company to Once Again, Inc.

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Selectmen Balk at Shifting School Choice Money
Steve Myrick

Edgartown selectmen Monday asked school officials to put the brakes on a proposal to change the way school choice funds are allocated through the superintendent’s shared services budget.

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Edgartown Will Let Voters Decide on Plastic Bag Ban
Steve Myrick

Edgartown selectmen said they will likely put the issue of a ban on single-use plastic bags before voters at the annual town meeting in April.

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Edgartown Defers on Life of Shade Trees
Steve Myrick

After a somewhat testy hearing Monday, Edgartown selectmen deferred a decision on whether to allow two shade trees to be cut down on Cooke street. Contractor Norman Rankow wants permission to remove the two trees from a property at 140 Cooke.

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Edgartown Selectmen Order Inn to Stop Doing Business
Steve Myrick

Edgartown selectmen asked the owner of Arbor Inn at 222 Upper Main street, to stop doing business without a valid lodging license. The selectmen voted unanimously Monday to send a cease and desist letter to innkeeper Lorna Giles, citing a lack of a valid license and complaints about the establishment

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