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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Unexploded Depth Charge Lies in the Edgartown Harbor
Vineyard Gazette
One of three PT boat of the United States Navy, leaving Edgartown har­bor yesterday afternoon, dropped a live depth charge loaded with TNT in the outer harbor and the charge failed to explode. A radio report to the office of the Coast Guard at Vineyard Haven was made immediately, and two boats turned back, one of them tieing up for a second time at the Edgartown Yacht Club wharf to make a report of the incident.
 
The charge was still unexploded this morning.
 
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Selectmen Put Highway In Charge of Town Cemeteries
Steve Myrick

Ending a prolonged period of turmoil in the cemetery department, the Edgartown selectmen will shift responsibility to the highway department.

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Selectmen Look Askance at Location Work for Chappaquiddick Movie
Steve Myrick

A California film company producing a movie about Sen. Ted Kennedy’s 1969 accident on Chappaquiddick saw a cool reception Monday over a request to close streets and beaches for scene shots.

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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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