Mattakeset Lodge
The Vineyard Gazette

I have returned, myself and one or two more of us, as well as a number of others who are not “of us.” The first thing of course, on arriving, was to secure a good room, and I rather plume myself on having gotten one of the best in the hotel, of which, by the way, I will attempt a brief description. The building is situated on the bluff at the head of the landing, and is about 125 feet front in the whole.

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Temporary Chappy Cell Tower Clears Final Approval
Steve Myrick

The Edgartown planning board unanimously approved a temporary mobile telephone tower on Chappaquiddick, clearing the way for greatly expanded coverage for AT&T cell phones beginning this summer.

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Rare Coin Find Sparks Journey for Metal Detecting Hobbyist
Tom Dunlop

In December Tim Sauer, an Islander who likes to go out metal detecting, found a 1652 pine tree shilling, the oldest coin known to have been found on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Voters Approve Spending, Back Incumbents at Town Elections
Sara Brown

Thursday’s town elections brought low turnout and few surprises, with voters in West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown easily approving spending requests.

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Edgartown Constable Jonathan Searle Hangs Up His Badge
Sara Brown

Much has changed in Edgartown in the past 50 years, but one thing has not: at every town meeting and election, a Searle was on hand, wearing a constable’s badge.

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Edgartown Expands Historic District, Rejects Refuse District Project
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters gave a green light to expanding the town historic district and spending for a wide range of town items — but stopped short of approving the town’s portion of $2.5 million to rebuild the refuse district transfer station.

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Edgartown Takes Up Crowded Warrant
Steve Myrick

A $33.5 million operating budget and renovation of Memorial Wharf are among the items coming before Edgartown voters.

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Ninety Four Year Old Water Commissioner Retires Position, But Not His Opinions
Heather Hamacek
After 30 years of serving the town of Edgartown, John Lovewell attended his last meeting as a water commissioner last week. He was presented with a clock and a model fire hydrant for his service.
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Edgartown Library Set for Next Chapter
Steve Myrick

In early February, library lovers will be invited to carry the first of nearly 50,000 books and other items to the new Edgartown library building.

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Edgartown Town Meeting Turns Down Mini Park Purchase
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters readily approved nearly all articles, including a $32 million town operating budget at their annual town meeting. But they stopped short of spending $2.1 million to buy the Main street Mini-Park from the Hall family.

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