Main Street Edgartown Comes Alive for Fourth
Mike Kotsopoulos and Louisa McCullough
Edgartown’s annual Fourth of July Parade welcomed the entire Martha's Vineyard community Monday.
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Old Holiday, Young Start; Kids' Parades Are Fourth of July Tradition
Louisa McCullough
Fourth of July festivities kicked off with a patriotic start this morning with two children's parades — one in the Camp Ground and another in Aquinnah.
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Vineyard Celebrates Festive Fourth With Parade, Fireworks
Louisa McCullough
Parades, cookouts and fireworks are all on the agenda for the national holiday. The Edgartown Fourth of July Parade steps off promptly at 5 p.m.
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Frederick Douglass Reading

Friends of the Edgartown Library sponsors a special reading of Frederick Douglass’ speech, The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.

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Island First Responders Kept Busy During Crowded Fourth of July Weekend
Steve Myrick

The Fourth of July holiday weekend proved a busy time for Island first responders, who responded to several calls, including a fire in a downtown Edgartown restaurant Saturday morning.

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Drumbeat of Tradition Beats Strong at Fourth of July Parade
Megan Cerullo and Alex Floyd

On no other summer afternoon would there be so many empty parking spaces in downtown Edgartown, But the Fourth of July parade was about to begin and crowds gathered on porches and lined sidewalks to celebrate.

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Vineyard Ready to Celebrate Fourth of July with Pomp and Parades
Heather Hamacek
Barbecues, road races, and lobster rolls are on the agenda and parades are planned at both ends of the Island as the Vineyard welcomes one of the busiest days of the year. All eyes will turn to Edgartown tonight for the annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks.
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July Fourth 2015
It happened while we weren’t looking. Sometime after Memorial Day beautiful, sexy Summer sneaked up on gnarly old Winter and tackled him. Enough! Summer said. It’s my turn now.
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Honoring Words of Frederick Douglass on Fourth of July
Colette Lathan
On Saturday, for the tenth year in a row, a group of readers took turns reciting Frederick Douglass' speech The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro. “It’s important for people to remember the impact of slavery because it’s not only a part of our history, but it’s a part of our present,” said Makani Themba, the organizer of the reading.
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Stranded Visitors, Heavy Ferry Traffic Punctuate Holiday Weekend
Sydney Bender and Olivia Hull

The Fourth of July weekend, off to a quiet start with festivities dampened by heavy rain and winds, was relatively quiet for police, but busy for the Steamship Authority. The weekend began with wind and rain associated with Hurricane Arthur.

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