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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Thar She Costs; Whaling History Preservation Is on Town Agenda
Sara Brown
When Edgartown voters gather next week for their annual town meeting, preserving town history will be among the items on the agenda.
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Edgartown Considers Full-Time Fire Chief
Steve Myrick

At their annual town meeting Edgartown voters will take up an operating budget that includes a salary for a full-time fire chief.

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Edgartown Backs Fertilizer Control Plan, With a Twist
Jane Seagrave
Edgartown voters approved a $30.7 million operating budget and agreed to spend Community Preservation Act funds for a range of projects, including $350,000 to renovate the interior of the town hall.
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Edgartown Voters Will Be Asked to Spend on Town Hall Renovations
Sara Brown
When voters gather within the newly painted walls of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown next Tuesday, they will take on a town meeting warrant with 66 articles and a $30.7 million town budget.
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Edgartown Selectmen Approve Tax Increase, Shellfish Licenses
Sara Brown
Edgartown’s tax rate will increase slightly in 2014, with the town selectmen this week approving a tax rate of $3.70 for every $1,000 worth of property.
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With Contract Issues Solved, Edgartown Solar Project Moves Forward
Sara Brown
Changes have been approved to an agreement between the town and the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative Inc. (CVEC) to create solar arrays on town-owned parcels of land. The projects are expected to save the town millions in electricity costs down the road.
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Edgartown Town Hall Renovations Under Way
Sara Brown
Renovations began this week on the Edgartown town hall, closing part of the town hall parking lot and one of the entrances to the building.

Edgartown procurement officer Jen O’Hanlon said that the repairs are expected to last until January. The work includes putting a new roof on the building, as well as painting and other small repairs.

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Edgartown Blight Bylaw Approved
Sara Brown
The Massachusetts Attorney General has approved a new Edgartown bylaw that will require minimum maintenance on buildings in the town historic district. Last April Edgartown town meeting approved the new bylaw, which will require owners of buildings in the historic district to “keep such buildings from falling into a state of poor repair.” This applies to the exterior of buildings or interior portions of buildings that, if not adequately maintained, will affect the exterior.

Violators are subject to a fine of $300 per day.

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