Lake Anthony Improvement
Vineyard Gazette
The state board of harbor commissioners annual report, just issued, has the following regarding contemplated work at Lake Anthony opening:
 
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Cottage City
The past week has been an eventful one in the history of Cottage City and in her prospects for the future. The decision in the question of the ownership of the parks in favor of the town will mark a new era in its history. The removal of this cloud, which has so long gung like a pall over its prosperity, will give a new impetus to improving property and the purchase of land and building of new cottages. The people’s rights have been protected by the courts, and it is many years since so healthy a sentiment has prevailed here in business circles.
 
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Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Company
Vineyard Gazette
We call attention to the interesting letter from the Harford Times, which we print to-day. This enterprising Company have already had a further survey of their grounds, and laid out a large number of new lots for cottages. The Company supposed they had enough lots staked out to supply the market for several years, but the demand has been so great, a new supply needed.
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Oak Bluffs Speeds Through Warrant
Steve Myrick

Voters raced through a special town meeting Tuesday evening, approving all eight articles on the warrant, seven of them with no debate. The meeting lasted 18 minutes.

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Quick Response Puts Out Fire at the Madison Inn
Steve Myrick
A fire which apparently began in a malfunctioning ceiling fan at the Madison Inn brought a quick response from the Oak Bluffs fire department Tuesday afternoon.
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Housing, Marijuana Regulations Top Town Meeting Agendas
Julia Wells

Special town meetings in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs Tuesday night will have a common theme: promoting more affordable housing and grappling with the legal sale of recreational marijuana.

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Oak Bluffs Takes Up Rules to Ease the Way for Downtown Apartments
Steve Myrick
A downtown zoning change to ease the rules for apartments above storefronts, more zoning rules to govern recreational marijuana sales and an animal control bylaw amendment aimed at nasty roosters are all on the short docket when Oak Bluffs voters convene for a special town meeting Tuesday night.
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A Fond Adieu to Darling’s of Oak Bluffs Where Popcorn Was Pure Island Magic
Phyllis Meras
I heard this week that there will be no more Darling’s, the old popcorn store, in Oak Bluffs this summer or any other summer. Murdick’s Fudge Kitchen of Mackinac Island, Michigan, will take its place.
 
I have nothing against Murdick’s Fudge Kitchen. It has been selling fudge in Edgartown for four years now, and I’ve enjoyed it, and my sister in law, who has a house at East Chop, smacked her lips when she heard the news and said: “Now there’s fudge!”
 
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New Oak Bluffs Town Hall Inches Closer to Construction
Steve Myrick

A decision by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and site review by the planning board are the final hurdles to overcome for the three-story town hall.

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The Early Days of the Chapel on the Bluffs
Mabel Gillespie
The story of the building of Union Chapel just 100 years ago was told in the Invitation edition of the Gazette. Never in recorded history has there been so much change during a century as has occurred during the existence of this chapel.
 
During the eventful year of 1871 there had been bi-centennial celebrations for both Edgartown and Tisbury, a new post office had been established on the Methodist camp ground, and a new steamboat - the first Martha’s Vineyard - plied the sounds. Also, in that year, the Vineyard Gazette celebrated its first quarter century.
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