Edgartown Library

Edgartown Library Prepares to Reopen

Edgartown library staffers were stepping over wet cement this week in an effort to ready the old Carnegie building on North Water street for its official reopening next Tuesday.

The sidewalk under repair is one thing that is not their problem — town highway superintendent Stuart Fuller is in charge of that project — but they have had their share of problems following last year’s furnace puffback incident. The building was closed in early December after a burst furnace covered much of the furniture, upholstery and stock in an oily vapor.

Board of Appeals in Edgartown Turns Down Library Expansion

Board of Appeals in Edgartown Turns Down Library Expansion

By IAN FEIN

The Edgartown zoning board of appeals this week denied a special permit for the Edgartown Free Public Library, effectively killing the proposed library expansion project for at least another four years.

Three of the five board members voted in opposition to the project, which would have connected the Carnegie library and recently purchased Captain Warren House by means of a 17,000-square-foot addition.

Ambitious Town Library Plan Unveiled

Ambitious Town Library Plan Unveiled

Historic Commission Takes First Look at Expansion

By IAN FEIN

Trustees of the Edgartown Free Public Library unveiled designs for the proposed $11.5 million expansion project on North Water street this week.

The plan, which would connect the Carnegie library and recently purchased Captain Warren house by way of a 17,000-square-foot addition, raised eyebrows at the historic district commission public hearing on Wednesday.

Edgartown Library: A Critical Phase

Edgartown Library: A Critical Phase

By MAX HART

The Edgartown library must expand now or else fail the community it serves.

That's the message the board of trustees of the Edgartown Free Public Library is hoping to convey to town officials and voters this week as it starts a critical phase of its push for expansion of the century-old facility. A crucial vote next week will decide the first step in what the board hopes will be a successful bid to bring the library into the 21st century.

Edgartown Library Expansion Sought

Edgartown Library Expansion Sought

Special Town Meeting Set for August 31; Plan is to Buy Captain Warren House; There Is Desperate Need for Space

By ALEXIS TONTI

Edgartown residents will convene this month for a special town meeting to decide whether to purchase a property adjacent to the Edgartown Free Public Library to make room for expansion of the century-old library.

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