At Town Meeting, Edgartown Votes to Purchase Yellow House

Edgartown residents voted by a wide margin at their annual town meeting to spend $3 million to buy or take the run-down Yellow House, capping months of discussion over the property.

Edgartown Addresses Fate of Yellow House

Edgartown will finally decide whether to take ownership of the run-down Yellow House when voters gather for their annual town meeting Tuesday. A 69-item warrant also features a $34.6 million budget and a range of spending requests.

Still the Same

Eighteen red stools, a 30-foot counter, menu items written on construction paper hanging on the walls, two pots of hot coffee always humming, one ancient register, cash only — the Dock Street Diner is a place where time has stood still. This is a good thing. It’s like stopping for a bite in your own kitchen, but way better. You don’t have to cook or clean up, and the food is home cooked the way grandma did, fast, no fuss, and with just the right amount of tough love.

Not Your Great-Grandfather's Edgartown

At night the side streets of Edgartown go dark and quiet. But just a few blocks away on Main street, the beat of late night dining and dancing has reinvigorated the town.

Temporary Chappy Cell Tower Clears Final Approval

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.

Rare Coin Find Sparks Journey for Metal Detecting Hobbyist

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.

Voters Approve Spending, Back Incumbents at Town Elections

Thursday’s town elections brought low turnout and few surprises, with voters in West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown easily approving spending requests.

Edgartown Constable Jonathan Searle Hangs Up His Badge

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.

Edgartown Expands Historic District, Rejects Refuse District Project

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.

Edgartown Takes Up Crowded Warrant

A $33.5 million operating budget and renovation of Memorial Wharf are among the items coming before Edgartown voters.