Points on the New Hotel
Vineyard Gazette
We take pleasure in printing below a few particulars regarding the new hotel to be erected on Starbuck’s Bluff, Edgartown, the specifications calling for the building’s completion by May 15, 1891. Mr. Cummings, the well-known Troy (N.Y.) architect, drew the plans, and these and the specifications call for a structure which will be attractive, of first-class appointments, and built in the most thorough manner.
 
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The Architectural Treasures of Edgartown Are Recognized by Historic District Listing
Julia Wells

Approximately 500 buildings in downtown Edgartown, most of them wood frame houses of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, are now part of a nationally recognized historic district.

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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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